Winter Training Series (WTS) #9: Vashon & Maury Islands

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:20am
Start Location: 
Fauntleroy Ferry Landing
4829 SW Barton St
Seattle, WA 98136
Contact Information: 
Ralph Nussbaum
50.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
5,000 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

This is the ninth ride of this year's  Winter Training Series Rides hosted jointly by CBC and the Seattle Randonneurs. This year there's a gap between the last of the Winter Training Series Rides and the start of Seattle Randonneurs brevet season with the Spring Populaire.  We have decided to fill that gap with one more ride, a reprise of a WTS ride of old, a hilly jaunt around Vashon Island.  Although fewer miles than the century the weekend before we make up for that with 5,000 feet of climbing!  We will be taking the 8:25 AM ferry out of Fauntleroy 

Please be at the start early enough to sign in, pump up your tires, adjust your fenders, and put all your warm clothes on. Sign-in starts at 8:30 AM on the Vashion Ferry, ride announcements are at 8:40 AM, and we start promptly at 9 AM--when we land on Vashon Island. Though there will usually be a number of ride leaders on the course, these are self-paced ride and self-guided rides with friendly encouragement and lots of camaraderie. THERE ARE NO REGROUPS IN THIS SERIES.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you want a cue sheet, please go to the RideWithGPS link below and print one out for yourself.  There won't be any available from the ride leaders.

All rides are rain or shine. We might shorten a route for really foul weather, but the only outright cancellation will be for snow or ice.  We may delay the start if we believe that the conditions will be safer a bit later in the day.  CHECK THIS WEBPAGE BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME.

To save time and to make the sign-in process much easier, please register for this ride. If you already have a Cascade account make sure you are logged in and click the <Register> button at the top of the ride description, then make sure to check the box indicating you have read the Waiver & Release, add your emergency phone number and click <Save Registration> button. Don’t worry if you can’t make the ride, you don't need to unregister. If you don’t have a Cascade account, consider setting one up! It only takes a couple of minutes and costs you nothing. If you’ve pre-registered all you need to do is check off your name at the start of the ride – no lengthy sign-in procedure.    

Directions to Start: Park in the upper lot of Lincoln Park and roll on down to the ferry landing.  Remember to bring some money to pay for your ferry ride (and that of your bike).  You won't need to pay for the ride back to Fauntleroy in the afternoon.  Make sure you are at the Fauntleroy Ferry landing at least 15 minutes before the ferry departure time of 8:25AM


Submitted by Geoff Cox on

Haven't parked in Fauntleroy before.  Any parking tips given it is a Saturday?  Is street parking free all day?

As stated in the ride description, most folks park in the upper lot about 1/4 mile up from the actual ferry landing.  You can also park on the streets around the ferry.

Fauntleroy Ferry Landing
4829 SW Barton St
Seattle, WA 98136
Ride Leader(s)