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Winter Hill Training - South End
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Stay in gear with this second South End Winter Hills Training ride. This ride will start climbing in rural parts of Maple Valley continuing into the Renton Highlands then climbs up Tiger Mountain Rd. before returning to the start via Hobart and Landsburg. My intention is to post these rides each week with increasing mileage and elevation. There are no restrooms at the start; please come prepared. The restroom break on the ride will be at about 15 miles.
Registration: Please register for this ride in advance by clicking on the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page. Online registrations are accepted until 6:30 am on the morning of the ride. After that, riders must register at the ride start. In addition, those who register in advance, please check in at the ride start to verify attendance.
Ride Start Details: Ride will start promptly at 9:00 am from the Maple Valley Park & Ride. Please arrive early enough to set up, check in and/or sign the ride waiver, and participate in the ride overview and Cascade SMART talk. If you are a new rider to Cascade Free Group Rides, we welcome you! Please be sure to go to the Cascade Bicycle Newcomers page to read important information.
Ride Requirements: If desired, please print off and bring cue sheet. We will NOT have copies at the start. Please be knowledgeable and equipped with tubes, pump, etc to handle flats or minor mechanicals. Depending on the size of the group, we may not always be able to stop for mechanicals. If roads are wet, bikes without FULL rear fenders & mud flaps are a safety issue for other riders. You will be asked to ride at the rear of the group if conditions warrant and you are not properly equipped.
Regroups: We regroup at the top of major hills and at major turns for a reasonable amount of time. This is a training ride so we will ride with the best interest of the group in mind. You should be prepared with a cue sheet or other device to navigate back to the start should you be unable to continue
Cancellation: Steady rain (or unsafe conditions such as ice, snow or high winds) will cancel this ride. In the event of a cancellation, a notice will be posted at least two hours prior in the comments section below. Please check here before going to the ride start.
A good headlight and taillight are recommended. Helmets are required to ride.