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RESCHEDULED: Seattle Pacific Univ. to Bainbridge Island w Ice Cream
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THIS IS A RESCHEDULE OF THE RIDE PREVIOUSLY POSTED FOR SATURDAY
Join me at the West Ewing Mini-park (at the beginning of 3rd Ave. West, on the Seattle Pacific Univ. Campus, ) for a 55 mile ride that follows the Bike Club's classic Chilly Hilly February route, with a ferry ride ($9.05 - $4.50 for those over 65) and, of course, an ice cream stop. Lets meet 10 minutes ahead of the start time so we can go over the safety briefings and make sure not to miss the 9:35 Ferry.
Please note: During COVID-19 Phases 1.5 and 2, all Free Group Rides are limited to six total participants: the Ride Leader and five others. Registration for the ride (using the red “Register Now” button above) is REQUIRED to participate. If you decide not to ride, please unregister for this ride so that an additional spot will be made available to another.
Face coverings (for mouth and nose) are required when the group makes extended stops. Face coverings are recommended for the duration of the ride. Please bring personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and tissues for use at rest stops.
The Route: The route takes us over to Magnolia and along the bike trail to the Sculpture Park where we get on Alaskan Way to the Ferry Terminal. We take the ferry over to Winslow on Bainbridge Island and then follow the route of the club's classic 1st of the season February ride, the Chilly Hilly. The route is not called Hilly for nothing, as it is loaded with short climbs, some of which may be walk your bike steep! We will have a coffee and bathroom stop at about mile 33 and then we have a stop at the delicious Mora's Ice Creamery when we return to Winslow abut mile 48. After our well deserved ice cream reward, we will get back on the ferry for the return to Seattle. Our way back to the start has an extra hill in it, as I know everyone will want those extra few verticals before calling it a day.
NOTE - We will be following COVID-19 social distancing practices, and I will ask all riders to stay at least 10-12' apart when riding and at least 6' apart when stopped. Since I am in the high risk category (due to age) I will ask all riders to stay behind me throughout the ride and will encourage you to wear your mask. We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together and regroup as necessary at the top and bottom of all hills. Since I am a slower climber, I will ask anyone who is faster to go ahead at the beginning of the hill and wait at the top.
Start Time: Let's meet at the West Ewing park 10 minutes before the published start time (i.e 8:20 am) for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 8:20 am on the dot ! We will go over hand signals and what we say during the ride to keep ourselves safe.
Restrooms and water are NOT available at the start. There will be a restrooms available on the ferry at about mile 7; at our coffee stop at mile 33; and on the return ferry at about mile 49.
Fenders and tubes: Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders. Even if it is not raining, when the roads are wet, rooster tails from bare tires are a safety issue for other riders. Fenders with long mudflaps show that you care about others. Riders without friendly mudflaps may be asked to ride at the back of the group.
WEATHER: If, between 8:00pm and 10:00 pm (depending when I can check it) the night before the ride, Weather Underground forecast predicts a greater than 30% chance of significant rain, the ride will be canceled. I will send everyone who has registered an email that night advising of the cancellation and post a ride-cancellation notice in the Comments section on this club page; and I will NOT be at the start.
Also, if there are unexpected showers the morning of the ride, or if there are other unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, I will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below and email everyone who has registered at least two hours prior to the start and I will not be at the start location.
I hope you can join me!
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