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Whidbey Island Loop
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Join us for a ride from Mukilteo on a 122 mile route at high brisk/low vigorous pace, 17-19mph!
This ride is both scenic and challenging. Starting in Mukilteo, it winds it's way north through Everett, Tulalip, Stanwood, La Conner, and Deception Pass. The return runs the entire length of Whidbey Island, completing the loop with a ferry ride and a short climb back to the start. This is a challenging ride. Participants should have recently and successfully completed a hilly century (100 mile) ride, to attempt this. There are several points along the route for food and bathrooms. There will be longer, planned stops at Stanwood and Oak Harbor for rest and re-fueling, and shorter stops as needed. Be prepared with at least two water bottles, adequate nutrition, and a back-up plan in the event you cannot complete the ride. This will be an all-day event.
Let's meet at the Trails and Tails Dog Park, Mukilteo (AKA Japanese Gultch), at 7:45 am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 8:00 am.
We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to regroup frequently.
There is a porta-potty, but no water available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at miles 35, 53, 79, and 111, with additional options available, if needed.
You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to un-register if you decide not to ride.
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case.
Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.
We hope you can join us!