Ride On After Dark (ROAD): Steady to Vigorous

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Element Cycles
8215 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Michael Warren Boyer
434-531-8034
Distance: 
20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,200 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

The days are getting shorter, but the fun rides on! Join us for Ride On After Dark (ROAD) starting at Element Cycles in Redmond every Wednesday at 6pm through the end of March. There will be four different pace groups each week:

  • Steady (12-14 mph on the flats)

  • Moderate (14-16 mph)

  • Brisk (16-18 mph)

  • Vigorous (18-20 mph)

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 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.

Routes: The route for the Steady and Moderate groups will typically be around 20 miles with up to 1,200 feet of elevation gain. The Brisk and Vigorous groups will use the same base route with the addition of one or more bonus hills. The routes will be posted in the comments below no later than the day before the ride.

Lights: This is an after dark ride; you must come equipped with a headlight (bright enough to light up the road in front of you) and a taillight. Remember to charge your lights before the ride!

Fenders: If the roads are wet, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry.

Ride start: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ride to sign the liability waiver and hear the safety briefing. Water and restrooms are available inside of Element. For people driving to the start, there is plenty of parking in the lot to the west of Element. For people biking to the start, the parking lot is only a block away from the Sammamish River Trail.

Registration: To save time at the ride start, you are encouraged to sign the online waiver by clicking the red “Register Now” button above.

Weather cancellation: Steady rain cancels. Cancellation will be announced in the comments below at least two hours before the ride start.

Interested in becoming a ride leader? Contact the series director at [email protected] for information about mentoring opportunities.

Comments

Right now the weather forecast for Wednesday evening is not looking promising. A final decision about whether the ride is canceled or not will be posted here by no later than 4pm. If the ride is on, the roads will almost certainly be wet, so please come equipped with fenders to keep yourself and your fellow riders dry.

Element Cycles
8215 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Ride Leader(s)