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Mar 24 2011

Upcoming New Rider Ride: Lake Sammamish, Sat. March 26

There is a ride planned for this Saturday, March 26, around Lake Sammamish at 8:30 am. This ride is intended to be New Rider Friendly.

Date: Saturday, March 26
Time: Leaving @ 8:30 am
Place: Sunset Elementary School (4229 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue)(click for map)
Distance: ~23 miles
Pace: Easy to Steady, depending on the group. (click here for what this means)
Terrain: Some Hills (click here for what this means)
Expected Ride Time: 2.5-3 hours depending on stops
Cancellation: Steady or heavy rain cancels
Rider Leader: William

Comments From The Ride Leader:

We will ride counter-clockwise starting at Sunset Elemenary School because then we will be coming back on the south bound lane of West Lake Sammamish where there is a wide bike lane.  The loop is 22-23 miles and we will be stopping at Marymoore Park to take a break and use the restrooms. Bring water and a light snack.  We will take it easy, and welcome new folks if they should venture out. The loop around is 22-23 miles, so we should plan for about 2.5-3 hours.

Reality check – for new riders, this is still relatively cold weather. It could be a cold ride with just shorts and summer gloves. You should have a light rain jacket you can put on if needed or as extra layer if you get cold, but wear something you can ride in without your rain jacket if you get too warm. And you should have some sort of full gloves. Even a thin glove under/over your summer bike gloves can make a difference. And please wear a bike helmet that fits you properly. It’s just not safe to ride without one.