For this summer’s populaire, start with a coffee, end with a beer, and avail yourself of bakeries along the way.
The ride starts at 9:00 AM on July 14th from Starbucks Lake Forest Park.
We will be opening registration at 8:30. To simplify the process for yourself and the organizers on Saturday, please preregister.
It looks like this is going to be one of the rare events where both the pre-riders and the day of riders get excellent weather. This is great because, in addition to passing by coffee shops, bakeries, and breweries, we spend a fair amount of time next to Lake Washington — riders will get to enjoy the views.
Although there is not a ton of climbing, this is not a fast course as there is a fair amount of trail riding. There were lots of children, dogs, and people not paying attention on the trail during the pre-ride. Please be careful. Keep your speed down and break into smaller groups.
The climb up to the control at the coffee shop is steep but only ½ mile long. So, as you are cursing the ride organizer, remember that you’ll have finished 90% of the climbing once you get to the coffee shop.
There are lots of street fairs and festivals scheduled along the course. We saw signs for events in Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond scheduled for the same day as the ride.
More information available on the SIR website.