FRIDAY RIDERS: **Late Start** Two Trails and Kirkland Roads
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NOTE LATE START***Enjoy a ride with a variety of terrain combining two trails and Kirkland roads with some hills. There is free parking, bathrooms, and water available at the start. We will cycle 5 miles on the flat compact dirt/gravel Cross Kirkland Corridor trail suitable for all tires. Transition to the flat, paved and scenic Sammamish River trail and head north toward Bothell. There are restrooms and water available at Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville. Leave the Sammamish River trail at the Wayne Golf Course and head uphill on Kirkland roads leading to downtown Kirkland. We will regroup at the top of hills, nobody gets left behind. The group will break at Starbucks at Carillion Pt. for coffee and a social. Continue south along the Kirkland waterfront to the South Kirkland P&R and pick up the Cross Kirkland Corridor trail back to the cars at Crestwoods Park or Cotton Hill Park.
Riders are responsible for their own equipment repairs. Please bring your own tools and spare tube to fix a flat. Helmets are required!
Meet at 10:10 AM at the Crestwoods Athletic Fields parking lot to ready your bicycle, listen to a safety briefing, meet other riders and get route information. Online registration is encouraged and provides legible contact information for you. Click on the red 'register now' button at the top. You will need a Cascade account to register online. If you change your mind you don't need to unregister. You can also register at the start of the ride.
NOTE: There are stairs 'to and from' the Cross Kirkland Corridor trail. "See note below if you anticipate having difficulty going up and down stairs with your bicycle." The ride leaves promptly at 10:30 AM.
If weather is inclement check the comments section for ride cancellation notice. A notice will be posted 2 hours prior to meet time and the ride leader will not appear at the start.
NOTE to eBIKES: Alternative free parking near Cotton Hill Park on the east side of the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail. Gravel strip parking is available next to the trail at 110th Ave NE and NE 96th St. Head north (right) on the trail and meet the main group of cyclists at the foot of the stairs.
See you there!