Mercer Island Frontwards and Backwards

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Date and Time: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Renton Memorial Stadium SOUTH parking lot
405 Logan Ave N
Renton, WA 98057
Contact Information: 
Cory Volkert
40.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,642 feet
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Let's do it again!  We will meet in the south parking lot at Renton Memorial Stadium, (no restrooms) navigate around the Landing and head north.  We will make a small detour for restrooms and water at Coulon Park after about 2 miles, then head north again using Washington Blvd SE and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail, crossing the east channel on I-90, then around the bottom of Mercer Island clockwise.  We will cross the Mercer Island Lid and stop for lunch before retracing our route counter clockwise back to I-90 and down the east side of Lake Washington and to Renton again. We will start each Mercer Island loop together but cimb the rollers at our own speed, regrouping again before pedaling up to the top of the lid and, on the way back, before entering onto the bridge.

We will wave at the gorilla at mile 11, because he will be too hard to see in the bushes on the way back.

Please RSVP by clicking on the red "Register Now" button under the ride title above, then checking the box for "Waiver Signature".  This will save us time at the start.  Note that the on-line RSVP requires a Cascade Bicycle Club account, which is easy to set up, but if you don't want one of those just come anyway and sign the hard-copy attendance/hold harmless sheet. 

The listed phone will not be answered after 9:00am on the morning of the ride.  If weather conditions meet the "Showers cancel" criterion, I will post a ride-cancelled note in Comments, below, at least 2 hours prior and not go to the start.  If the weather looks iffy, please check here before leaving for the ride.


Hourly forecast for Mercer Island says 70-80% chance of rain between 10:00 and noon. Too wet for this route. 

Renton Memorial Stadium SOUTH parking lot
405 Logan Ave N
Renton, WA 98057
Ride Leader(s)