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Get on Your Bike, Ride #5-Sumner to Auburn (NOTE--Daylight Saving Time)
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.
We will leave the Sumner High School Sports parking lot and head towards the Sumner Link Trail making our way over to the Interurban Trail, past the Supermall and over to Main Street where we stop at Zola's for a pastry, coffee, and conversation. The journey back is mainly on a trail, the Interurban, and Sumner Link. The terrain is relatively flat. 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.
"Steady pace" is less than 13 mph on a 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.
Mentoring is available with advance arrangements
If you have questions, please contact the Ride Leader