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MUMPS: Loop the Other Lake (Brisk)
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Please join the MUMPS for a loop around the "other" lake!
Route: The route roughly follows the Sammamish Slough from Kenmore to Redmond (and from Redmond to Kenmore on the way back), using mostly roads and a few stretches on multi-use paths. From Redmond we loop Lake Sammamish in a counter clockwise direction, stopping for coffee at the mid-way point in Issaquah.
Starting time and location: 9:45 pre ride briefing and Ride starts at 10:00 am at Log Boom Park in Kenmore, where there are restrooms & water.
Parking: Please do not park in the Log Boom parking lot; use the on-street parking on NE 175th St just east of the park.
Pace: The MUMPS series offers multiple paces. Riders are welcome change pace groups during the ride. We will limit speed to 15mph while on multi-use paths.
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: There are planned restroom stops at 60 Acres Soccer Fields (mile 9.6 and 40.6) and at the food stop (mile 25.7).
Food: Quick (25 min. +/-) food stop at Issaquah Coffee Company(mile 25.7).
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.
IMPORTANT: Each ride leader will make their own weather cancellation decisions independently, so one pace group may cancel while another rides, and one group may take a shortcut, while another may not. This could change your options for moving among pace groups.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long mud flaps 2-4 inches off the ground. You may still ride with us with shorter or missing fenders, but you will be asked to ride at the back of the group during winter rides regardless of the anticipated weather.
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. Please remember that shorter or missing fenders will be asked to ride in the back of the group during winter months in ALL weather.
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 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!