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EARTHDREAM North Bend 90
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EAstside Ride The Hill DREAM rides are focused on developing stronger riders by training on hills or using intervals (or both :). You can ride the hills at your own pace; we will regroup at the top. EARTHDREAM rides emphasize teamwork and cooperative riding in a way that is fun and encourages each rider to develop their cycling skills.
This week's ride bumps us up to just shy of a century and allows us to explore some pleasant roads in the Snoqualmie-North Bend area, including a significant climb on Rattlesnake Mountain. There are also some extended flat stretches (like West Snoqualmie River Road) that we will take at the high end of the pace range.
For those of you planning on riding one of the early season century rides like the Seven Hills of Kirkland Century (May 29th with 7000 ft of climbing) or the Flying Wheels Summer Century (June 10th with 4300 ft of climbing), this ride will be a perfect stepping stone for you.
The stating location, Woodinville Sports Fields, has heated restrooms and water available. We are planning on stops at a Starbucks in Carnation, a QFC in North Bend, and a QFC in Samammish.
The EARTHDREAM group generally rides at the high-end of the vigorous range. Our routes tend to include a lot of hills. Riders who struggle to maintain a vigorous pace may find it challenging to stay with the group. We will attempt to accommodate people with a range of abilities, but riders who are significantly off the group pace should come prepared to finish the ride on their own if necessary.
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Weather: Rain cancels. Please bring fenders if the road is wet. Check this website for updates if the weather is in doubt. If the ride is cancelled due to rain, a notice will be posted in the comments section of this web page at least two hours in advance.