Jul 01 2011

2nd Annual Tour de Donut (Eastside) Ride, July 2

Hi riders!!  Want to carbo load before the big ride next week?  Well, we are having our Second Annual Tour de Donut (Eastside) ride!!!  What is this ride you ask?  Well click here to read about last year’s 2010 Tour de Donut ride.

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2011
Time: Meet 7:45 AM,  Depart 8:00 AM
Meeting Place: Sunset Elementary School (4229 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue)(click for map)
Distance: 42 miles round trip
Pace: Steady to Moderate (click here for what this means)
Terrain: Fairly flat 1st half, Somewhat Hilly 2nd half…Long steady hill (up over Eastgate)(click here for what this means)
Expected Ride Time: 4.5+ hours (We’ll need to manage our Donut times)
Cancellation: Steady or heavy rain
Ride Leader: Dan Ko


Ride Leader Comments:

Starting from Sunset Elementary at 8am (meet at 7:45am), we must leave on time to insure there are still quality donuts left at the last stop! No need to pre-carb….first stop is only 3 miles from the start.  This will be a 42 mile loop around Lake Sammamish…to Redmond, thru Kirkland (this will be the training portion of the ride), back to Bellevue….finish by going up Bellevue Honda hill and cruising down Newport Way.   We’ll make 4 stops to enjoy donuts! It will be a combination training ride, pre carb loading for STP riders, and just pure enjoyment for donut lovers….

mm…. mm…. mmm….Krispy Kreme glazed, Sunrise apple fritters, Westernco French crullers, Top Pot old fashioned…..


FYI…. Westernco has Danish pastries for the more refined palate! 


  1. Go east on West Lk Sammamish Pkwy (becomes NW Sammamish Rd)
  2. Right at East Lk Sammamish Pkwy, 1 block then left to Krispy Kreme
  3. Right, heading north on East Lk Samm to Marymoor Park
  4. Continue through Marymoor, go onto Sammamish Trail
  5. Exit trail at Leary Wy NE, Go right
  6. Cross West Lk Samm Pkwy to Sunrise Donut
  7. Return to Samm Trail heading north about 3+ miles
  8. Exit trail onto NE 124th. heading west. 1.5 miles
  9. Left at Slater/132nd Pl NE, then left at NE 120th
  10. Continue up hill NE 120th becomes 132nd NE
  11. Left at Old Redmond Road, then right at 140th NE
  12. Left at NE 40th, Right at 156th NE
  13. Westernco Donut 2 miles down on the left
  14. Backtrack north to take left at NE 24th
  15. Continue straight thru onto Northup Way
  16. Left at 116th NE ,Right at NE 10th, ..TOP POT!
  17. Right NE 10th, Right at 112th Heading south
  18. Left SE 8th, Right at 118th NE, I-90 trail to Factoria
  19. Up Honda Hill, thru 150th NE, Right 154th,
  20. Bike route to Left at Newport Way
  21. Left at Lakemont, back to Sunset Elementary