NOTE EARLY START! This is the 8th and longest ride in our 8-part Winter Training Series. The Greater Seattle Century (GSC) was the first century ever ridden by Ralph & Carol in the mid-1990's. Designed by Carol (hence Carol's Century) takes you on a wide clockwise circle around Seattle with a variety of terrain with many flat stretches interrupted by a few steep hills. We start by heading north along the Burke-Gilman Trail to Bothell, then along mostly quiet back-country roads through Woodinville, Maltby, Carnation, Fall City, Issaquah and Maple Valley. The GSC then follows the Cedar River Trail to Renton and returns to Magnuson Park via Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. and the Burke Gilman Trail. There is a total of approximately 3,400 feet elevation gain from beginning to end.
SHORTER METRIC VERSION: Due to the cancellation of WTS #6 and WTS #7 leaving many of us off the bike for a couple of weeks we have added a Metric Version of this course. It starts off the same as the full century but returns via the I-90 trail to Bellevue and then back via the SR-520 bridge to Magnuson Park. Here's the RWGPS track for that version: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29372571
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, February 23, 2019
Time: Sign-in begins at 7:30am. To save time please preregister here
Ride announcements at 7:50am
The peloton rolls at 8:00am sharp
Distance: 101 miles; Approx. 3,400'
64 miles; Approx. 3,200'
Where: Magnuson Park
Directions to Start: Magnuson Park - From I-5 take the NE 45th St exit, head east on NE 45th St about 4.5 miles where 45th becomes Sand Point Way NE. Continue along Sand Point Way NE to the 7400 block, take a right at the light into Warren G. Magnuson Park. From Hwy 520-Take the Montlake exit, head north on Montlake Blvd. past UW. Following arterial to the right, Montlake becomes 45th and then becomes Sand Point Way. Turn right at the light into Warren G. Magnuson Park (7400 block). Continue straight to the 3rd right to the large parking lot nearest the port-a-potty.
See you Saturday Rain or Shine!
RideWithGPS Track https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3535105
- Full Century
- Metric Century