Seasonal Route Availability
It has been discovered that the permanents registration system does not check routes’ availability dates. For example, our local routes that venture much above 2500 ft are generally unavailable from late fall to early spring. Currently the system will erroneously let you register to ride them. The RUSA web team is working on a fix. In the meantime be sensible, stick to lower-elevation routes.
Thanks to Geoff Hazel for bringing the construction on West Lake Sammamish Parkway between NE 16th Pl and Northup Way to my attention. Since construction will continue for another year, I have incorporated a detour into affected routes. (Perhaps The Alps should have gotten the steepest possible detour.) Affected routes:
- 00517 The Alps
- 02173 Three Bumps
- 02292 Four Bumps
- 02504 Seattle Lakes and Trails
- 02525 The Commons-Renton-Maple Valley
- 03502 Lake Washington Cruise
Route 02525 The Commons-Renton-Maple Valley, 101 km, (formerly named Uncommonly Testy) has been added to the RUSA permanents. This route has been used for the Winter Solstice 100 in recent years. So for you Winter Solstice aficionados and aquaphiles, here you go, just in time for the weekend’s atmospheric river. Blame Matt Kreger for prodding me to get this route on line.
The Sumner Link Trail will be closed from this afternoon through the weekend at least. This affects routes 02214 MI-Carbon River, 03592 Southern Cruise, and 00751 Bremerton-Elma-Rainier-Seattle. https://twitter.com/CityOfSumnerWA/status/1340008935038857216/photo/1
Also, expect the usual flooding in the Carnation-Duvall area.
Nick Bull updated 03496 Bainbridge-Point No Point, 101 km.
In other news, reconstruction of the Spruce Railroad Trail around the north side of Lake Crescent was completed.
Registration to ride permanents in 2021 is now open. The registration link is on the Permanents page in your RUSA account.
If you are not registered for 2020, registering now includes registration for the remainder of December 2020. See this page to get started.