This is the 1st of this year's nine Winter Training Series (WTS) rides hosted jointly by CBC and the Seattle Randonneurs. WTS starts January 5 and will end on March 2. During this nine-ride series, distances progress from about 34 miles to 100 miles. WTS is a great way to do some early season training, with a natural buildup of miles, while enjoying the company of other riders. Winter riding is tough enough--this gives you a chance to do it with friends.
Our first ride is a new variation on an old theme. We will start at Element Cycles in Redmond and head over Education Hill to Cottage Lake, along Redmond Ridge to Union and Tolt Hills. We then return via Sahalee and Adelaide to Redmond for some hot cider and cookies at Element Cycles.
Please help out the Ride Leaders and preregister here
Introduction to the Winter Training Series
(An introduction to the Winter Training Series, including a bit of history, how the rides are conducted, and rider expectations.)
When: Saturday January 5, 2019
Time: Sign-in begins at 8:30AM To save time please preregister here
Ride announcements at 8:50AM
The peloton rolls at 9:00AM sharp
Distance: 33 miles - Approx. 2,100' gain
Where: Element Cycles - 8215 160th Ave NE; Redmond, WA 98052
Directions to Start: Near the east end of SR 520, take the Marymoor, E. Sammamish Parkway Exit Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Redmond Way. Right on 160th Ave NE. There should be plenty of parking in adjoining lots. Please don't park directly in front of the shop; let's leave that for customers.
NOTE: There are some steep downhills on this route. Please be careful and make sure your equipment is in good shape!
RideWithGPS (Track) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26511142