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Gig Harbor's Cushman Trail, an introduction, by bike
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
C'mon Gig Harbor - Let's ride Cushman Trail ! The start is the parking lot at Old Town Bicycle - if you dusted off your bike and realize that it has not benefited from resting in your garage for a while, get to the start early and get some help from their expert mechanics. The route is two out and backs - first along "old Cushman" going towards the bridge and then on "new Cushman" going towards Borgen Boulevard. New riders or riders that haven't been out for a while are encouraged to come, as are more experienced riders who are up for a social ride and supporting others. This is a family friendly ride - please see the "information for parents" linked below for details. If you are new to Cascade Free Group rides, please see the "information for newcomers" linked at the top.
There will be optional post ride socializing at Wet Coast Brewing Company Tasting Room, a very short walk around the building from the start location. All ages are allowed at the tasting room and you also can bring your own food, so I am thinking some samosas from Gateway to India down the street If you do the first out and back and are not feeling it for the second one,you can start at the tasting room early.
Please meet me in the parking lot at around 10am so we have time for short safety talk and introductions. I would appreciate it if you could register for the ride by clicking the red "register now" button at the top. You do not need to be a member of Cascade to register on-line, you merely need to create a free account. Doing this beforehand will save us time at the start and then I will also have your information clearly written on my paperwork.
Helmets are required for all participants on Cascade Free Group rides. Some other good things to have: a charged cell phone, a credit card and some cash, ID, water and snacks, supplies to fix a flat (spare tube, pump, tire levers) fenders on your bike if roads are wet, front and back lights.
Cancellation Policy: This is a ride to get you all hooked on biking. Lousy weather will cancel and I will post it for another time. If the ride is cancelled, the cancellation will be posted in the comments section below before 8:30am and ride leader will not be at the start.