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Get on Your Bike, Ride #1-Sumner to Orting
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Have you been off the bike for a while? Bought a bike and not yet confident riding? Whether you are riding for health, fitness or just fun! Here is your opportunity to develop riding skills, become more familiar with your bike and feel confident riding in a group. The first ride of 8 in the series.
We will leave the Sumner Fred Meyer and head towards the White River and Foothills trail by using some side streets and low traffic roads. We make a stop at Legendary Doughnuts, mile 11 for a 20-minute or so refuel and restroom break before heading back the same way we came. The terrain is flat. The pace is a Leisurely 10-12 mph. Lights, front and back, are not required but are mandatory for evening rides. No cue sheets provided, this is a stay together ride. Arrive 30 minutes early to ready your bike, check in, and to listen to the S.M.A.R.T talk.
This is a social ride with experienced ride leaders to grow your confidence with group riding. It is free and open to everyone. Everyone will ride together so you need not be concerned about being left behind. The elevation and mileage will increase every week. A total of 8 rides every Sunday with one on Saturday. Rides start promptly at 11:00 am.
"Leisurely pace" is 10-12 mph on flat surface without any headwind. Note that, average walking speed is around 3 mph, so we will be 4 times faster than walking. If you aren't sure about your pace, please join us anyway. If you need to return to the start early simply notify the ride leader.
You should dress appropriately for the weather, but you do not need spandex or other specialized bike gear. All you need is a working bike, water, and a helmet. If you haven't ridden your bike for quite some time, please do an ABC Check (link below) or take it to your local bike shop a few days prior to the ride date.
During the safety and ride briefing, we will go over hand signals and what we say during the ride to keep ourselves safe.
Register - Please sign an e-waiver by clicking on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page (right below the ride title) and enter your information. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to unregister.
Weather - Showers or more severe weather will cancel the ride. Ride cancellation will be announced in the comments section at least two hours before the start time, and the ride leader(s) will not be at the start.
If you have questions, please contact the Ride Leader