Getting Ready to Ride - South End #6

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Regal Cinemas Auburn 17-NW Corner of Parking Lot
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, WA 98001
Contact Information: 
Jackie Klakken
206-371-0063
Distance: 
30.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
802 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Are you new to bicycling, been off your bike for awhile, feeling trapped inside or tired of looking at the same four walls during exercise? Is 2018 your year to get active, begin commuting, take part in the Free Group Rides, tackle your first century (100 mile ride), the STP, or another personal challenge? Are you a bit unsure about your biking capabilities, riding in groups, or cycling during winter? If so, then the Getting Ready to Ride Series (GR2R) is for you. GR2R South is an early season, eight-week progressive series focusing on the South County area that begins with a 15 mile mostly flat first ride and then adds a bit of elevation gain, distance or technical difficulty each week.

GR2R will help you to:

***Increase endurance and confidence.

***Build hill-climbing skills.

***Make new friends in the cycling community.

***Gain confidence riding safely with groups.

***Get ready for the Cascade Training Series (CTS), beginning in April.

GR2R rides are free and open to any rider. You will ride with others who share your pace level and your enthusiasm for riding. All rides will be led by Cascade Ride Leaders, experienced volunteers who enjoy riding, are knowledgeable about bike safety and the rules of the road. In addition to becoming familiar with bicycling and gaining fitness, you will learn group riding skills, while exploring different local trails, quiet roads, and popular biking destinations. These are social, stay-together rides with waits at the top of hills, at all critical turns and photo-op stops. Please check back at this ride posting within a day or two of the ride for updated route information.

Steady rain, ice/snow or unsafe conditions will cancel a ride. If a ride is cancelled, it will be posted in the comments section on the Cascade.org calendar and on the Meetup announcement two hours before the ride start time. In that instance, ride leaders will not be waiting at the start. Pre-registering online: If you have a Cascade account (free, just sign up), you can pre-register for this ride online by clicking on the Register button at the top of this page and checking the waiver acceptance box. Pre-registering saves time at the beginning of the ride and provides us with more legible emergency contact information. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to un-register.

Restrooms at start. in Walmart  We will be starting Regal Cinema Theatres at Aubrun Super Mall. There are porta potties along the trail, and at some destinations, so please plan accordingly.

All riders should come equipped to deal with their own mechanical issues, flats and bring enough snacks and water. Waiting for mechanical issues will be at the discretion of the ride leader. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early (at 10:30am) to get yourself ready, listen to the safety briefing and sign or check the safety waiver. 11:00AM. is roll-out time!

After our ride, there is an optional get-together at Geaux Brewing(http://www.geauxbrewing.com/) located at 425 E Main St. Auburn, WA 98002. This is an opportunity to refuel, talk cycling, and just socialize.

Cycling outside is invigorating, motivating and the sights are wonderful, especially when you are with a group of like minded people!! Come on, get your bike ready, get dressed, step outside, lets ride together!!

Comments

is the start time 10am or 11am?  The top says 10am but the description below states 11am.

Thank you.

Hi Morena,

Yes the start time is 10am and I will be putting up reminders very soon. That is my error, so thanks for confirming with me. please arrive by 930am to prepare your bike and for the safety briefing. See you soon and have a great day!!

Please note the start time is 10am, so please arrive by 930am to prepare your bike and listen to SMART talk!

My apologies for the error in the description not being changed!! See you all soon for another great ride!

This week's post-ride gathering spot is Geaux Brewing (425 E Main St, Auburn).  Initially opened in Bellevue in 2013, Geaux moved operations to Auburn in 2016, and features excellent craft beer and Southern classics, such as jambalaya and po' boys.  We'll pass right by on our way out to Black Diamond and back in.  Come join me for refueling, refreshing, and chat.  See you Sunday!

Regal Cinemas Auburn 17-NW Corner of Parking Lot
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, WA 98001