Start the 2017 season with our 100 km Populaire Ride!
Bring your friends, wives, husbands, boyfriends, or girlfriends (or both).
Come ride with us (for free) and find out what randonneuring is about. Show up a bit early: we’ll answer your questions and give you a few pointers to help you use the route sheet, as well. The ride will start and end in Seattle. Unlike many of our routes this really is an easy route. [Editor’s note: You hear assurances like this a lot, but, in this case, it’s true.]
Date: March 11, 2017
Location: Woodland Park Tennis Courts Parking Lot
Green Lake Way N at N 52nd St, Seattle WA 98103
Time: Register, sign waiver 0815-0900
Ride Start: 0900 (really)
Ride Ends: Zeek’s Pizza, 6000 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
(It’s a 5 minute ride back to the park and it’s all down hill)
Register: Online at www.seattlerandonneur.org until March 9
Pre-registration helps the ride organizers plan the logistics.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19202557 (There may be changes after the pre-ride, so check back close to the ride date for the most current route)
Questions: Andy Speier: andy @ peakrescue.org
Membership: Not required!
Lights: Not required! [Editor’s note: Feel free to bring your lights. Please use in solid mode front and rear.]
Fenders: Not required, but you’ll make more friends if you have them. [Editor’s note: Buddy flap = bonus points]
Tools: This is an unsupported ride. You are expected to be able to be self-sufficient in the event you get a flat tire or need to perform a routine repair on your bicycle.
The Route: This is a new route. We are trying to encourage and recruit new members, so we tried to bypass the truly nasty hills of previous years. We have removed the longer, confusing section of the Interurban Trail. This is a fun ride! You will need to pay attention to the cue sheet. There are great views of the sound and the Olympic Mountains. You’ll ride west to Golden Gardens, follow a bit of the Interurban Trail North, enjoy a delightful descent down Perkins Way, zip along the Burke Gilman out to the Sammamish Trail to Redmond, and then head back to Seattle with the inevitable climb back up to the top of Phinney Ridge. Finish is at Zeeks Pizza.
Food: We will provide coffee and snacks at the start of the ride. At the halfway point Control in Redmond there is a Peet’s Coffee, a Whole Foods and several other commercial food places in the shopping center.