Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 28 2011

National Bike Month


May is National Bike Month and you can celebrate by getting on a bike.  For those who are more goal oriented, you can also celebrate by partticipating in the Group Health Commute Challenge.  This is a great way to begin commuting to work by bicycle.  You can participate in this month-long event by signing up either as …

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Apr 27 2011

Upcoming: One Way Ride to Camp Berachah, April 30

Camp Berachah

This Saturday, April 30, Richard Marshall and Kary Chinn will be leading a ride from the 405 Exit 9 Park and Ride to the Lighthouse Retreat at Camp Berachah in Auburn . The ride will be approximately 32 miles primary flat with some rolling hills. The route will be south along Lake Washington to Renton, …

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Apr 27 2011

Ride Report: Marymoore to U-District, April 23

Marymoor Sammamish Trail Ride 001

After riding the South Lake Washington/Bakery Route this past Saturday (4/23), Kary and I decided we still needed some extra saddle time so wanted to catch the Marymoor Ride at 2:30pm. As we left our house to ride there, we saw Melanie down the block leaving her driveway on her bike so we caught up …

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Apr 23 2011

Ride Report: Tulip Pedal Ride, April 16

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For the Tulip Pedal Ride, we thought we would post a few short stories from the riders. From Doug: Hi – I really enjoyed riding last Saturday during the 30th annual Tulip Pedal ride in Skagit County.  The relatively flat ride did host some challenges in a mechanical break down, cold breezy headwind, getting lost, and …

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Apr 21 2011

Upcoming: Marymoore to U-District Loop, April 23

There is a ride planned for this Saturday, April 23, at 2:30 pm from Marymoor Park up through the Sammamish Trail / Burke Gilman Trail to the U-District and back. Date: Saturday, April 23 Time: Leaving @ 2:30 pm Place: Marymoore Park Parking Lot by Tennis Courts (click here for map) Distance: ~50+ miles Pace: Easy to …

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Apr 20 2011

Upcoming: Essential Baking Co Madison Café Ride, April 23


There is a ride planned for this Saturday, April 23, to Essential Baking Co. Madison Café <>. Date: Saturday, April 23 Time: Leaving @ 9:00 am Place: Mercer Island I-90 park and ride (8000 N. Mercer Way)(click for map) Distance: ~36 miles (there is cutoff for a 25 mile ride too) Pace: Easy to Steady, depending …

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Apr 18 2011

Upcoming: Mid-Week Ride to Renton, Thur. April 21

MI Community Center

There is a ride planned for this Thursday, April 21, to downtown Renton and back.  Date: Thursday, April 21 Time: Leaving @ 5:00 pm Place: Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street 98040 (click here for map) Distance: ~24 miles Turn Around Point: Yoggi Frozen Yogurt Pace: Easy to Steady, depending on the group. …

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Apr 15 2011

Ode to Snoqualmie Falls Ride, April 9


The ride report from Richard, our ride leader, in prose: We started from Sunset around half past nine A morning blessed with broken clouds and sunshine A prayer to begin with thanking God for his grace Then a few words about our route and our pace Down the hill past Lake Sammamish all of us …

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Apr 13 2011

[REVISED ROUTE] Upcoming Black Diamond Bakery Ride, April 16

BDB Bread

[ALERT: Because of other events this weekend that may impact the Cedar River Trail,  the route for this ride will be changed.  The new route proposed route will be South Lake  Washington+Mercer Island with different alternative stops, but with around the same milage.  The ride will still be starting at the Renton Community Center and the group can decide …

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Apr 13 2011

Upcoming: Skagit Valley Tulip Pedal Ride, April 16

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This Saturday, April 16, Doug and Lori are leading a fun, scenic, touring, training ride in the Skagit tulip fields.  The event will be the 30th Tulip Pedal ride that covers three different routes varying in lengths of 20, 40 and 60 miles.  The course will be open from 7:00AM to 4:00PM.  Riders can help promote kids safety …

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