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Seattle International Randonneurs

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Spring Populaire 3/10/2018

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Come ride with us and find out what randonneuring is about. The ride is free. Show up a bit early and we’ll give you a few pointers to help you use the route sheet as well. The ride will start and end in Seattle.

Ride Summary:

The populaire is our "introduction to randonneuring" ride. It is a fun ride with great views of the sound and the Olympic Mountains. Bring a friend and meet new people along the route.

From the start at Woodland Park, you’ll ride to Golden Gardens, pedal over to the Interurban Trail North, descend the delightful Perkins Way to the Burke Gilman Trail, spin along the Sammamish Trail out to Redmond and back to Seattle, and climb one steep hill to Zeeks Pizza up on top of Phinney Ridge.

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 group doesn't necessarily ride together the whole time – be sure to get a cue sheet at the start, or download the GPS track in advance, so you can navigate on your own. That said, the randonneurs are a friendly bunch (if we do say so ourselves), and we'd be happy to ride with you or lend a hand.

We will provide coffee and snacks at the start of the ride. At the halfway point in Redmond there are several places to get food including Peet’s Coffee, Whole Foods, and others in the same shopping center. The finish is at Zeek's Pizza on Phinney Ridge, where riders will hang out to share food and drink.

Organizers:

Andy Speier and Jeff Loomis

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Date: March 10, 2018

Arrive between 08:15 and 08:50 to sign in, register, and have some coffee.

Ride starts at 09:00. Don't be late!

Start Location: Woodland Park Sports Field Parking Lot
Green Lake Way N at N 52nd St, Seattle WA 98103
End Location:

Zeek’s Pizza, 6000 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA 98103

(The finish is a 5 minute ride from the start – and it's all down hill.)

Entry Fee:

Free! Check back for preregistration details closer to event date.

Cue Sheet: Will be posted before the ride.
Map: RideWithGPS map (you can also download the GPS track for navigation)
 

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