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FRUMPS - Cedar River Trail to 4 Corners - return Soos Creek Trail
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This week the FRUMPS ride heads southeast from Ron Regis Park in Renton. We start climbing on Jones Road which reminds me of Kentucky. Then we climb the 196th hill for 1 mile. Sweeney Road with rural rollers takes us to Maple Valley. We descend on Witte Rd down to picturesque riverside Dorre Don. The route crosses over the Cedar River on an old Rail Road bridge then there is hard-packed gravel for 0.4 miles. The lunch stop is at a sandwich shop called S'wiched (mile 16). Check the link below for the S'wiched menu. There is also a Starbucks in Safeway next door. After lunch, we have another trail section of packed gravel (0.2 miles) then we cruise through forest neighborhoods over to Covington. After the rest stop at Lake Meridian (mile 26.7), we enter the Soos Creek Trailhead and ride through natural wetlands for 5 miles back to civilization where we descend 140th for a mile back to Ron Regis Park. There is a portable potty but no water at the start.
What to bring: Supplies and tools to fix a flat, cell phone in case you cannot finish, full water bottles, pocket snacks, and money for lunch.
Start: Arrive in time to prepare your bike, use the restroom and be ready to hear the route review and SMART safety briefing at 9:50 am as we will depart at 10:00 am.
Restrooms: Start, Lunch at S'wiched (mile 16), Lake Meridian (mile 26.7), optional Soos Creek Trail (mile 33)
Cancellation: In the event of showers or unsafe conditions, the ride leader will not be at the start but will post a cancellation notice in the Comments section below before 8:00 am on the day of the ride. It is always wise to check the Comments before you drive to the start of a ride. Rain during the ride could modify the route.
Register: Preregister online by selecting the red and white [Register Now] button at the top of this posting. If your plans change you do not need to unregister. You may also sign the Cascade waiver at the ride start.
Cue sheet: Print your own map/cue sheet if you would like one from the RWGPS link below.
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