COOS #13 (Cycling out of Sumner)


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Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 7:00am
Start Location: 
Fred Meyer (east end of parking lot)
1201 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA 98390
Contact Information: 
Richard Urton
104.40 miles
Elevation Gain: 
3,323 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

We are pleased to announce Cycling Out Of Sumner (COOS) will be running a spring training series for 2019 with three paces offered (Steady 12 - 14 mph, Moderate 14 -16 mph, Brisk 16 - 18 mph).

COOS will run for thirteen Saturdays, from April 6 through June 29. COOS is a training series to build endurance and strength. The rides will incrementally increase in distance, leading up to a century. All paces will use a common route each week. 

For ride #13:  This is the big one. Our century ride leaves Sumner bright and early heading through the Tacoma industrial area, climbing up into Tacoma we'll have a nice view of Commencement Bay. We will cross the Tacoma Narrows bridge, drop down to Gig Harbor and do the rolling hills to the Southworth Ferry dock. It's a short ferry ride to the West Seattle (Fauntleroy dock, no charge for rider & bike) and cruising to Alki. Then is a flat ride using combinations of trail and road back to Sumner.

Lunch is at the Southworth Ferry mile 53, bring lunch or buy on the ferry.

Potty Stops: Restrooms at the start,  mile 15, 24, 42, 53, 73, 83

If you are unable to sustain the pace, you are encouraged to drop to the slower pace if available.

Please register for the ride using the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page. Registration is not mandatory but it allows us to print the rider list beforehand and saves time at the ride start.  On-line registration closes two hours prior to ride time, if you decide to ride after that we will have a waiver sheet for you to sign manually.   

New riders, we are very happy to have you with us.  Please read the New Rider link, above, and keep in mind that a helmet is required for all Cascade rides. 

Riders should be able to sustain the pace, carry nutrition/water, and have the know-how and equipment to fix a flat tire.  Everyone should carry a phone to call for assistance if needed. We will regroup after climbs and as needed.

Arrive at least 30 minutes early so that you can get yourself ready, sign the waiver, and listen to the S.M.A.R.T. briefing. This allows us to have an on-time departure.

Be considerate and have full fenders including mud flaps if roads are wet or a prediction of rain is in the forecast.

A route map and cue sheet are on the Ride With GPS link, below.  If you want a cue sheet please print and bring it.  The ride leader will not have extra copies.

Cancellation Policy: If needed, a weather cancellation will be posted two hours prior to the Comments section, below, and the ride leader will not be at the start. Please check here before leaving for the ride. 


Reminders for this ride, 

For this ride, please park in the Bill Heath Sports Complex behind Fred Meyer on Washington St and ride over to the Fred Meyer parking lot. This is due to the Fireworks tent in our normal parking area.

In the Ferry passenger areas- no cycling shoes (cleats scratch).

Lunch is at/on the ferry - bring food, purchase on board or depending on time there is a nearby store with food to purchase.

Be sure to bring nutrition for the ride, we have water and potty breaks planned but do not count on buying food prior to the lunch stop.

Please print a cue sheet or load route from the Ride With GPS route link if you are unfamiliar with the area. 



just to be clear, the parking lot you are referring to off of  Washington adjacent to  Graham Avenue?

Google maps has this listed as "Daffodil Valley Sports Complex"...? 

 Yes, it's the same place.  Behind Fred Meyer on Washington St.  ya can't miss it,

Fred Meyer (east end of parking lot)
1201 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA 98390

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

14 rider(s)

Moderate: [14-16mph]

42 rider(s)

Brisk: [16-18mph]

15 rider(s)