Rainy Day Hills #5

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Kirkland Transit Center
308 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
Contact Information: 
Joe L Sullivan
51.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
3,800 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Here is a ride that has something for everyone - some good hills and a few extended flats that should make for good riding.  Some of the biggest hills include Tiger Mountain (via Forrest Drive), the Samammish Plateau (via the Highlands Drive trail), and Novelty Road.  The route makes a big loop around Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, and Redmond. 

The starting location is the Kirkland Transit Center, between Peter Kirk Park and the library. There is four hours of free parking at the library. Water and a heated restroom are also available.

Our only food/water stop on this ride will be at the Samammish QFC at about mile 26.

If you click the "Register Now" button on this page it saves you from having to sign in at the start of the ride.  Also, it gives me an idea of how many people to expect. Please register at least two hours before the start of the ride.

Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the start of the ride so you can get signed in, hear the pre-ride briefing, and be ready for an on-time start.  All riders must be present for the briefing in order to participate.

Steady rain, ice, and snow cancel this ride.  If the ride is canceled due to weather, a notice will be posted in the comments 2 hours prior and the ride leader will not be at the start.  Be sure to check back on this web site for weather updates if the weather is in doubt. Please bring long fenders if the roads are wet or rain is in the forecast.



Joe the ride with gps link shows ten hills of Kirkland , but your description was tiger mountain and sammamish. Which is the final route .

The ride is ON!  It is pretty cold so we'll have to watch for ice, but we should be OK.

Sorry for the route confusion.  See the comments above for the correct route...

Kirkland Transit Center
308 Kirkland Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
Ride Leader(s)

Registrations so far...
Vigorous: [18-20mph]

13 rider(s)