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FRUMPS -- West Seattle to Mercer Island for Lunch
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This ride will take us over or around three of the many ridges (West Seattle, Pigeon Point and Beacon Hill) that characterize the Puget Sound Basin. We will then ride around the "edge" of a fourth ridge (Mercer Island). The route will take us over bridges that cross the Duwamish Waterway and Lake Washington. On the way, we will have a chance to observe the construction of a new "bridge," the S. Lander Street overpass. After reaching Mercer Island, we will circle the island before a lunch stop and then return to West Seattle. In the final miles, we will ride along the beach at Alki. We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, with occasional regroups.
The ride will start at Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (porta-potty available here; water not available here). We will have a rest stop/short break at the Aubrey Davis Park on the Mercer Island lid (mile 16). After circling Mercer Island, we will stop for lunch at New Seasons (mile 30).
There is ample on-street parking on Beach Drive near the park. The ride leader will be in the park on the in-land side (the east side of Beach Drive). Please arrive by 9:45 so that we can do the safety briefing and be ready to ride by the advertised start time.
You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride. In case of steady rain, the ride leader will not be at the start. The ride leader will post a cancelation note in the Comments section below at least two hours before the start.