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Mellow Monday - A Small Chainring Ride
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
If you want a gentler and more social Monday ride, you could consider our Mellow Monday Small Chainring ride. The routes will be in the nominal 25 - 30 mile range and will generally be pretty flat. The Ride Leader is planning on using only the front small chainring to emphasize spinning and low intensity efforts (you are free, of course, to use any gearing you choose). Some say these are great recovery workouts after a weekend of hard hammering on the bike, some may just want to have a less intense ride, some may want to use a ride like this to get back into more riding without starting at too high of a level of difficulty, and most might agree this kind of ride facilitates more social interactions. Whatever your reason, this is a social ride and route which emphasizes less on speed and intensity but emphasizes more on spinning cadence.
We will meet at the Pergolas in Wilmot Gateway Park where I will be stationed at one of the tables under cover (and I will not be in the Athletic Fields Parking Lot). Parking is suggested to be by the Athletic Fields across the street from the Park. There are restrooms and water at the start.
We will use a combination of multi-use trails and generally low traffic roads. This week we will have a 25 +/- minute stop for coffee & refreshments at the Whole Foods in Redmond at mile 16.1 of our route.
I anticipate to this ride to be on the low to middle range of Steady (12-14 mph). Faster riders are welcome, but if they wish to ride off the front of the group, their ride becomes self-paced.
Riders should be able to sustain the pace, carry nutrition/water, and have the know-how and equipment to fix a flat tire. Everyone should carry a phone to call for assistance if needed. We will regroup after climbs and at major intersections. New riders are welcome - please see the Cascade Bicycle Club web page for new riders as noted below.
Please arrive in time to be ready for the Safety & Route Briefing at 9:50 am with our plan to start the ride at 10:00 a.m sharp.
Online Registration - Please register for the ride by clicking the red "Register Now" button above using the Register Tab. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to unregister. You are also welcome to sign-in at the start as needed as I will have a waiver sheet.
Route – Download the ridewithgps file or print the cue sheet.
Weather: Showers Cancel - The ride leader will not be at the ride start should the weather forecast indication that conditions meet that definition or worse (rain, snow, ice, fog, wind, etc.). Ride cancellation will be announced in the Comments Section at least two (2) hours prior to the ride start.
Mentoring is available. Please contact me if you are interested and do know the route.
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