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WRUMPS Auburn to Ristrettos
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Please come and join me this Wednesday for a social bike ride from Auburn to Ristrettos in Maple Valley. We will enjoy a nice warm up on the first 5 miles of the route as we pass through Auburn. At around mile 5.3 we begin our 4 mile climb up SE Auburn Black Diamond Road. At the top we continue on, riding rollers to our rest stop at Ristrettos. After a nice break of coffee and pastries we will head back. It's all downhill on the return, except for a couple of tiny bumps. When we turn left onto 218th Ave SE we will have a one mile 9% descent from the Black Diamond Plateau to the Green Valley below. Once at the bottom it's a flat beautiful country road all the way back.
Fenders with buddy flap strongly encouraged if roads are wet or rain is in the forecast.
Restroom inside Wal-Mart at the start and at our rest stop at Ristrettos at around mile 17.
New riders are welcome, but please review link below. Riders should be able to maintain the pace and know how to change a flat tire (and carry the equipment to do so).
Come prepared to fix flats and have a plan for dealing with mechanical issues. Generally the group will not wait for flats/mechanical issues so make sure you know the route or have printed a CUE sheet.
Please register for the ride by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page, click the waiver release box, complete the Emergency Contact Number, and click on Save. By doing this you will save time at the ride start. If you are unable to attend you do not need to "un-register."