Newport Hills - Maple Valley

ATTENTION RIDERS: All Free Group Rides are CANCELED until further notice.  Click here for PDF iconmore info

(updated 3/25/20)

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Newport Hills Park-and-Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact Information: 
Karla-Luise Herpoldt
klherpoldt@gmail.com
2063074196
Distance: 
32.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,200 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Not riding Chilly Hilly? Join us for an alternatively hilly ride from Newport Hills P&R on a 32-mile route at a Moderate pace (14-16mph.)

This is a repeat of CHEW #2 which was canceled due to heavy rain. Restrooms and water are NOT available at the start. Please arrive with water/hydration bottles filled. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at mile 11. 

Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time to hear the route briefing, safety notes, and sign the waiver form for an on-time departure. You will not be allowed to ride if you do not show up in time to hear the safety briefing.

Registration: To save time at the ride start, you are encouraged to sign the online waiver by clicking the red “Register Now” button above. Please register by 8 p.m.  the Saturday prior to the ride if possible. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride.

Mechanicals/Pace: Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group, know how to read a cue sheet, change a flat tire and have the requisite equipment to do so. (Having a cell phone is a good idea in case you need to call for a ride.) Ride Leaders will not stop long for flats or mechanical issues because of group safety.

Cue Sheets: Please, print a cue sheet if you need one. The final route and cue sheet will be available Thursday, but please check back on Saturday for last-minute changes. Such changes will appear in the Comments section at the bottom of the Cascade posting. Rest stops will be planned as noted on the route cue sheet or ride notes. 

Equipment: A good tail light is recommended. Long fenders are recommended for wet conditions for the safety of all riders. If you don't have fenders in wet conditions, you will be asked to ride at the back of your pace group. Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case.

Regroup policy: This is a training series so we will ride with the best interest of the group in mind. We will regroup at the top of hills for a reasonable amount of time as well as at major turns. If you cannot ride at the posted pace, the ride leaders will make sure you have a cue sheet and understand how to finish on your own. As an alternative, have a cell phone to be able to call for a ride back to the finish. We want everyone to ride hard but to have fun and get back safely.

Cancellation Policy: Steady rain/ice/snow or otherwise unsafe riding conditions will cancel. In the event that conditions are as described for cancellation, ride leaders may not come to the ride start. Ride cancellation will be posted in the Comments section in the Cascade posting for this date at least two hours prior to the ride start.

Comments

The weather forecast is predicting rain and wind tomorrow morning so I'm canceling the ride. No ride leaders will be at the ride start. Better luck next week with the return of CHEW. 

Newport Hills Park-and-Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006


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Moderate: [14-16mph]

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