Green River - Kent

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:00pm
Start Location: 
Hogan Park at Russell Road
24400 Russell Rd
Kent, WA 98032
Contact Information: 
Geoffrey Jackson
jackson.geoffrey@gmail.com
2066505370
Distance: 
12.00 miles
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Been off the bike for a while? Bought a bike and not yet confident riding? Time to take advantage of nicer weather to get riding for health, fitness or just fun! Here is your opportunity to develop riding skills, become more familiar with your bike, and feel confident riding in a group. Join us for a ride from Hogan Park in Kent on a 12 mile route at the Leisurely Pace (10-12 mph).

Let's meet at the Hogan Park at 1:45 p.m. for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 2:00 p.m. Restrooms are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at Three Friends Fishing Hole Park (mile 8.7).

Here are the details about the ride --

This is a social ride with an experienced ride leader to grow your confidence with group riding. It is free and open to everyone. The flat route consists of trails and bike-friendly streets. We will stay together, so don't worry about being left behind. This is just a nice mid-week ride to get out to enjoy cycling! 

This ride follows the Green River through Kent. We take the Green River trail for a few miles, then follow Frager Road on the other side of the river. Frager Road has very little vehicle traffic, and some sections do not allow any vehicle traffic.

"Leisurely Pace" is 10-12 mph on a flat road without any headwind. We will go slower if there is a headwind. If you aren't sure about your pace, please join us anyway, but study the route and bring a printed copy of the cue sheet with you. We can help you read the cue sheet if you need to return to the start early. 

You should dress appropriately for the weather, but you do not need spandex or other specialized bike gear. All you need is a working bike, water, and a helmet. If you haven't ridden your bike for quite some time, please do the ABC Check (link below) or take it to your local bike shop a few days prior to the ride date.

The ride will begin at 2:00 pm (at the north end of the Hogan Park parking lot), so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to ready your bike and meet other riders. There is a restroom at the start and at the midpoint.

Register - Please sign an e-waiver by clicking on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page (right below the ride title) and enter your information. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to unregister. Or if you decide that afternoon, just show up a few minutes earlier and sign the waiver at Hogan Park.

I hope to see you at Hogan Park!

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.

 

Hogan Park at Russell Road
24400 Russell Rd
Kent, WA 98032
Ride Leader(s)