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FRUMPS: Woodinville-Redmond-Kirkland (Moderate)
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Please join the FRUMPS for a loop from Woodinville to Redmond via backroads, to Kirkland's Carillon Point for a coffee/food stop, then north through Kirkland on our way back to the start. This ride includes two big hills (but nothing steeper than 8% grade) which we will climb at our own pace and regroup at the top.
Starting time and location: Ride starts at 10:00 am at Woodinville Sports Fields parking lot. There are restrooms & water across the street at Wilmot Gateway Park.If you need to visit those before riding, please do so before the safety talk starts at 9:50 so we can roll out promptly at 10:00.
Navigation: The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below. The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but we won’t be able to wait long for anyone substantially off the pace. Please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own, as the ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.
Restrooms: After the start there are no planned restroom stops until the coffee/food stop at mile 26.2, but if necessary we can make a restroom detour at Redmond Town Center at mile 13.
Food: Quick (25 min. +/-) food stop at Starbucks (mile 26.2).
Cancellation: Forecast for rain or unsafe riding conditions will be cause for cancellation, in which case the ride leader will not be at the start and the cancellation will be posted in comments below, at least 2 hours before the start.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long mud flaps if rain is expected or the roads are wet. You may still ride with us without them, but if you are spraying other riders you will need to drop to the back of the group.
Fender Length: rule of thumb "try for 2, 4 will do" Try to get your rear fender to be 2 inches from the ground, a minimum of 4" is recommended. even with 4" you may still be asked to ride at the rear of the group depending on the spray in wet conditions.
Repairs: Be prepared with the equipment and know-how to take care of your own flats and mechanicals, and a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there (ORCA card or someone to call). If you have a problem the group will stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
Safety talk and on time-departure: Please be at the start and ready to ride at least 15 minutes prior to ride start time, to participate in the pre-ride briefing and safety talk. Ride rolls out at 10:00.
Pre-registration: Please register at least two hours in advance by clicking the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page, to save time at the start (and enable the leader to email you in case of changes/cancellation). You'll need to open a "basic" Cascade Bicycle Club account (at no charge) to pre-register. You don't need to un-register if you can't make it to the ride. If you are unable to pre-register in time, you can sign up at the start.
Hope you can join us!
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