Saturday Morning Social Ride with the Three Amigos

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Northshore Athletic Fields Parking Lot
14400 NE 145th St
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact Information: 
Greg Carroll
greglikesbikes1211@gmail.com
805.610.3071
Distance: 
34.30 miles
Elevation Gain: 
950 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Saturday Morning Social Ride with the Three Amigos

This is a Three Amigos ride from the parking lot of the Northshore Athletic Fields in Woodinville. This ride is a classic loop of Lake Sammamish. The ride is mostly flat with a few gradual climbs sprinkled in for fun. As we progress around the Lake there will many opportunities to enjoy some eye candy views of the Lake. Since this is a social ride we will ride together and regroup often.  

The "Three Amigos" refers to three friends who have been riding together for years, two of us became ride leaders to spread the physical and social aspect of bike riding with our Cascade Clubs friends.  Our third Amigo was a ride leader for 8 years with the Snohomish Bicycle shop.  The Three Amigos rides will have a similar feel to it.  We stay together and encourage each other at all times. 

Let's meet in the parking lot of the Northshore Athletic Fields in Woodinville at 8:45 AM for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 9:00 AM.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and regroup at the top of each climb. Our goal will be to stay together.  Nobody gets dropped. We do everything we can to help with mechanical issues.  There are some circumstances that arise where somebody may need to find their own way home, like breaking a chain, so make sure to have a cue sheet or phone for help.   If you have been riding at a steady pace and are ready to try a moderate ride, this is the ride for you. The challenge is on the hills and that is why this ride is a great ride for you.  WE stay together, you will not be dropped. Your efforts will be rewarded as you are cheered on by the "Peloton."  Also, this is a great ride for couples who ride at different paces, the aggressive riders can hit some hills to get your heart rate up and circle back for the rider who is stretching to get to the next level.  Our pace on the flats is 16 mph and our speed varies on the hills.  We have all been through the process of trying to get to another level.  We applaud those who are making the effort, we will wait. 

And since it is a social ride we will stop at Starbucks in Issaquah coffee and a warm-up.

Restrooms are available near the start. 

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.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Expectations (important, please read!): Be ready to ride 15 minutes before the start of the ride to participate in the safety briefing. S.M.A.R.T. riding is the standard and all riders are held accountable for doing their best to adhere to these; we want to be awesome representatives of the Cascade bike community and be safe! Front and rear lights are highly recommended! Riders should be able to maintain the chosen pace on the flats.  All riders are responsible to promote a great experience by having a positive attitude, having fenders when the roads are wet or rain is in the forecast, enjoying the beauty we are surrounded by and just by having fun! Steady rain or other unsafe conditions cancels the ride. If the ride is canceled by 7:00 am, it will be posted in the comment section. In that case, the ride leaders will not be at the start.

Northshore Athletic Fields Parking Lot
14400 NE 145th St
Woodinville, WA 98072