TREATS: Blyth Park - Over the Hill and Through the Woods

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Blyth Park
16900 W Riverside Dr
Bothell, WA 98011
Contact Information: 
Chris Nelson
c.h.nelson@hotmail.com
2063494846
Distance: 
37.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,300 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join our regular Tuesday riding group for a social, Steady-paced ride from Blyth Park in Bothell (full restrooms available) through Woodinville to Maltby, down Paradise Lake, Mink, and Bear Creek Roads to Ferrell-McWhirter Park for a restroom break (mile 20).  We’ll stop for lunch at Whole Foods in Redmond (mile 25), then have a mostly flat ride back to the start. 

Pace is Steady, 12 - 14 MPH on the flats, slower uphill and faster down.  We will regroup frequently.

This route has a challenging hill climb that we’ll get out of the way early in the ride (on Woodinville - Duvall Rd. between mile 4 and 5).  Some of us will be climbing this hill slowly and, as always, we will regroup at the top (on 156th Ave NE just past Italianissimo Restaurant).  Also, we’ll ride on a well-compacted dirt trail for about 500 ft. at mile 18.

Please arrive early enough to be ready for the safety briefing at 9:50 AM and the departure at 10 AM.  Please register for the ride if you have a Cascade account, or you can sign the paper waiver at the start.   No need to cancel if you register and don't come.  

The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own. Be prepared to deal with flat tires and mechanicals and have a plan to take yourself back to the start if your bike can’t get you there; and/or to ride alone if you are significantly faster or slower than the Steady pace.

The route map / cue sheet is at the link below. It will not be handed out at the start, so please download or print it if you want it during the ride.

If there is rain the leader will cancel at or before 8 AM and post the cancellation on the Cascade website.  

Comments

Hi Chris. If I have my act together, I'll be biking to the start. From my internet search, it looks like Blythe Park is just off the Burke Gilman trail near the "Wayne Golf Course." Is that correct?

Heading east on Burke Gilman Trail you'll pass Wayne Golf Course, then you'll go under 96th Ave. NE through a tunnel. Keep going straight across the Sammamish River bridge.  Blyth Park is immediately on your right. 

Here's a slightly modified RWGPS map in which the route, near the end of the ride, stays on the Sammamish River Trail to avoid heavy traffic on NE Woodinville Dr. and East Riverside Dr. leading into Blyth Park.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30429770

The plan is to start the ride as usual.  Rain showers are predicted for early afternoon today but there are shortcuts back to the start if it gets too wet.  Please don't forget to bring your fenders.

Blyth Park
16900 W Riverside Dr
Bothell, WA 98011