Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series (MEETS): Steady to Strenuous


  • Ride capacity will be strictly limited.
  • This means that prior registration is now REQUIRED.
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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
Start Location: 
East Lake Sammamish Trail
NE 70th Street, behind the Whole Foods parking lot
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Sandi Navarro
425 802 1171
25.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,500 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Come join us for the 2016 MEETS midweek evening training series.

START LOCATION: We will meet at the trail parking behind Whole Foods off of 70th street, a few blocks from the far east parking lot at Marymoor. If there are not parking spots available at the trail head, there is ample street parking around the neighborhood. Or better yet, ride to the start!

Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series: The MEETS rides will be held every Wednesday evening through the spring/summer. These will be training routes that incorporate local hills, are between 20-30 miles, and will progress from ~ 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation gain. There will be four paces offered for riders – Steady (12-14 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); Vigorous (18-20 mph on the flats); and Strenuous (20-22 mph on the flats) which will all use a common base route for that week.

Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group, know how to read a cue sheet or make it home should they become separated from the group, know how to change a flat (and have the requisite equipment; groups will not stop for mechanical issues), and have a positive attitude! Because this is a training series with multiple paces, we will regroup at the tops of hills, but ask that riders who are unable to keep up drop back a pace (e.g., regrouping at the tops of hills will be no longer than ~3 minutes). Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. Riders should arrive 20 minutes early and be ready to ride at the listed start time. All riders are required to hear the safety briefing and sign the liability waiver. 

FOR WET CONDITIONS, FENDERS REQUIRED. Please come with long fenders including a buddy flap if the roads are wet. Without them, you will be asked to ride in the back of the group. 

PLEASE RSVP: on Meetup.com (link below) ahead of time if you plan to ride with us so we can recruit additional ride leaders as necessary. RSVP not required, but would be MUCH appreciated.

You may pre-sign the waiver on www.cascade.org, by clicking on the "Register" button under the ride title, checking the Waiver Signature box, and saving registration. If you cannot make the ride there is no need to unregister. Registering requires a Cascade account.

Route: RWGPS routes will be posted both here and on Meetup by Tuesday before the ride. 

Rest stops: There will be no planned rest stops as these are short rides; however there are restrooms near the start. 

Showers Cancel: Ride leaders will not be at the ride start should conditions be as "Weather Cancels” described above. The Ride Director will announce the cancellation in the comments section below at least two hours prior to the ride start and will monitor the Meetup page and respond to comments.  

Mentoring opportunities available: Email the series director to inquire: SandiLNavarro@aol.com. 



East Lake Sammamish Trail
NE 70th Street, behind the Whole Foods parking lot
Redmond, WA 98052