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Bike & Brunch - 2017 Tour De Brunch (Stage 5)
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Welcome to Tacoma...home of the Rainiers, the T-Dome and some of the best riding that the South Sound has to offer. We know that we're a little different from Seattle...and we are ready to celebrate it. Who needs Alki Beach when you have Ruston Way with it's beautiful views, amazing pastries and coffee shops, and some great pubs? Who needs West Seattle when you have Gig Harbor and it's intense climbs? Who needs Pioneer Square when you can take in that overwhelming Tacoma Aroma? With this in mind, we came up with the monthly Bike & Brunch Series...which strung together over the course of the season, will become the 2017 Tour De Brunch. Imagine a once-a-month ride, that departs from a different fantastic Brunch location each month. From DOA to the Spar...you'll experience the very best Brunch locations that the South Sound has to offer. And we'll see it all on two wheels. The Bike & Brunch rides will be 30ish miles, and will likely include trips across the bridge into Gig Harbor, WA. Depending on the time of the year, the rides can include several hills with elevation coming close to 3000 feet. For Stage 5 of this instant classic, we're heading out from the Spar in Tacoma, WA, a bike-friendly Brunch location located right near the water in Tacoma, and a stones throw away from Old Town Bicycles. The route will take us through Tacoma (during minimal traffic), with an immediate climb up McCarver. Afterwards, we're heading towards the East side, with a quick stop through Wapato Park, before we cross I-5 and split the remainder of the ride between South and North Tacoma. It will be AWESOME! There are bathrooms near the start of the route, and several opportunities throughout. All are welcome...and as these rides grow, we will be able to offer several paces. So come on out and get Brunch with us...I guarantee that you'll enjoy the ride.