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Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series (MEETS): Steady to Strenuous
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Please Note: there will not be a leisurely pace for the final month of the series.
We will meet at Element Cycles in Redmond. There is ample parking in their lot and the lot adjacent. 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 five 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+ 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 ~1-3 minutes).
All riders are required to hear the safety briefing and sign the liability waiver.
A WORKING HEAD AND TAIL LIGHT AND LONG FENDERS (for wet conditions) ARE REQUIRED.
PLEASE RSVP: 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: [email protected]