West Seattle STP - 5th Annual

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 9:15am
Start Location: 
Hamilton Viewpoint Park
1318 Palm Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact Information: 
Don Brubeck
d2brubeck@gmail.com
2069639312
Distance: 
10.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 
640 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle to Portland bike ride? Or even wanted to do the 1-day STP? And never trained for it? Here is your big fat chance! Do it in 2 hours, and end up at a huge finish line party! One week before Cascade's big STP, so perfect for training for that in case you forgot.

West Seattle Bike Connections will be riding again from SW Seattle Street in the Admiral neighborhood to SW Portland St in Fauntlee Hills, and back north to Summerfest at the West Seattle Junction, for a fabulous finish line party. After an hour or two there, participants can ride home independently, or ride with a leader back to Hamilton Viewpoint.

Family friendly! We have had 3-generation family groups. Easy pace. We will stay together and work together to cross any busy intersections.

Route with cue sheet: see below in links. 7.5 miles south to SW Portland and back north to Summerfest at the Junction. (10.2 for total round trip to the Hamilton Viewpoint start.) Route is mostly on quieter residential streets along the ridge parallel to California Avenue SW. Some hills but less than many West Seattle routes. One block you (we) might walk up. About 450 feet of elevation gain over 7.5 miles. 640 feet for the full 10.2 miles.

For children riding their own bikes: parent or guardian please read and conform to Cascade's policy (see link below) and call ride leader at least a day in advance. Kids who are capable of the distance with some hills are most welcome!

Comments

It's actually the same weekend as the big STP, not a week before. Perfect for Monday morning water cooler chats.

Marge Evans will co-lead the ride.  Marge is one of Cascade's most experienced ride leaders from West Seattle.  Talk to Marge along the way if you want to know the best ways to get anywhere on or from the peninsula!

Hamilton Viewpoint Park
1318 Palm Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Ride Leader(s)