WRUMPS: Lake Sammamish Loop (Steady) <23>

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
East Lake Sammamish Trailhead
17717 NE 70th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Greg Rajkovic
grajkovic@gmail.com
2193093600
Distance: 
23.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
600 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Please join us for a 23 Mile Steady (12-14 in flats on your own without wind) social ramble around Lake Sammamish!

  • The route Start is at East Lake Sammamish Trailhead, just west of Whole Foods Market in Redmond, Washington.  There is ample parking, but you are encouraged to ride to the Start, warm up and save on your carbon footprint!

Start Time: Promptly at 11:00; arrive by 10:45 in time to hear the pre-ride safety briefing, including the S.M.A.R.T. talk, and ensure you and your bike are completely ready.

Restrooms/Stops/Regroup Points: 

  • No restrooms at the Start; a portable toilet is available, no running water.
  • Optional portable toilet at Mile 9.8, at the first right at the roundabout, just past Sunset Elementary School in Issaquah.  This is our official regroup point.

Climbing: Occurs at your own pace; the Ride Leader tends to be faster up hills when in the mood to climb (especially when cold), but will not drop the group.

Registration: You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. This will save time at the Start.

Cancellation Criteria: Daytime visibility is important, so cancellation criteria includes showers or worse, including steady rain or ice, snow and sub-freezing temperatures that include high humidity/damp roads based on a regional risk survey before the scheduled Start. In the event that the weather cancellation criteria are met (or a situation arises requiring cancellation), a cancellation comment will be made here at least two hours before the ride Start - and the Ride Leader will not be at the Start. The Ride Leader may not be able to answer calls reliably on the morning of the ride as the Ride Leader typically rides to the Start, so please plan to follow protocol, accordingly. 

Please do not assume clear skies means that the ride is on; always check here - and refresh the page to see if there are updated comments.  Frosty roads or prior freezing fog aren't worth risking anyone's safety.

Regroup/Togetherness Criteria: This is a "Stay Together" ride.  That means we will stay together.  However, you should have a way back should you or your bike fail due any of the following (but not all-inclusive) things to consider:

  • Significant or unserviceable mechanical issues.
  • Not being able to maintain the advertised pace (speed and effort).

Finally: 

  • Please always have a way to get yourself back to your start point should there be a need.
  • Please bring adequate supplies to repair/service your bike (tubes/patch kits/tire plugs/tools/etc.), and have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you will be asked to ride at the back of the group with the other people who omitted fenders.
  • Please do not forget to bring a helmet, as helmets are required to ride!
  • Lights are suggested for visibility, especially during darker sections or when inclement weather is encountered.

Comments

As much as I hate to say it, after surveying the weather predictions each time I woke up in the middle of the night, hoping that it was a nightmare, unfortunately - it is not the case.  There is a substantial risk of heavy rain in the middle of the ride, and guaranteed showers at (or just after) the start.  Normally, I wouldn't cancel Lake Sammamish Loop for anything but freezing conditions or a downpour - but that is on the weekend during periods of low traffic.  During the week, there is a substantial risk of vehicle drivers not seeing cyclists, and we can't take that risk.  Regrettably, this ride is cancelled today.  Stay dry and safe!

East Lake Sammamish Trailhead
17717 NE 70th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Ride Leader(s)


Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

2 rider(s)