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Old 04-05-2006, 11:59 AM
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Default Sunday group ride 4/9 - Far Out Ride

Forecast for this Sunday is cloudy, 60% rain, 62 deg F.


Ride Levels: Easy, Intermediate

Free Pre-Ride Tune-up from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
There will be an Easy Loop as well as an Intermediate Ride.
Easy loop length - approximately 15 miles
Intermediate ride length - approximately 30 miles
Riders are recommended to bring a small snack for the rest stop at Argay Park.

Both rides depart seperately from Madison Plaza.
Cyclists may join or leave the ride at any point along the path.

Ride accompanied by bike mechanics. Our club Code of Conduct asks each
member to do their best to assist other participants in need during
ride events.

Sequence of Group Ride Events on Sunday April 9th, ALL TIMES ARE
ESTIMATES:

1:00 PM
Pre-ride free safety-check & mini-tune at Eastbank Esplanade Madison
Street Parking Lot. UBI certified mechanic(s) will be available with
tools & bike stand.

2:00 PM
Intermediate Ride Group assembles at Eastbank Esplanade Madison Street
Parking Lot.

2:10 PM
Intermediate Ride Group departs. Ride south along the esplanade to MSI
and turn onto Caruthers. Take Caruthers to the Springwater Trail and
head south to Sellwood. Turn onto Umatilla and ride to SE 21st Ave.
Swing onto Tacoma *Careful crossing the Hwy 99.* and continue east
along Johnson Creek Blvd. Turn onto the Springwater trail near SE 45th
Pl. Stay on the Springwater Corridor all the way to the 205 Freeway.
Take the I-205 path north and continue on this path *be aware that the
path crosses the freeway at Burnside* until just past the I-84 freeway.
Take a right on Shaver and continue eastward past 102nd Ave. There
will be a short rest stop at NE 122nd. Continue on Shaver to 141st
Drive and south to 148th Ave. Continue south on 148th to Burnside.
Travel back west on Burnside to the I-205 path and continue south to
Mill Street. Travel west on Mill/Market street to 76th and cross Division to Clinton. Take Clinton back to Division Place.

3:00 PM
The easy riders assemble at Eastbank Esplanade Madison Street Parking
Lot. New riders sign Liability Release Agreements.

3:10 PM
Easy riders depart. Ride south along the esplanade to MSI
and turn onto Caruthers. Take Caruthers to the Springwater Trail and
head south to Sellwood. Turn onto Umatilla and ride to SE 21st Ave.
Swing onto Tacoma *Careful crossing the Hwy 99.* and continue east
along Johnson Creek Blvd. Turn onto the Springwater trail near SE 45th
Pl.

ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES.

This is a good chance to test out your bicycle, safety equipment, ride
clothing, and tool kits.

We recommend bringing the following gear:

Helmet
Wireless Phone
Gloves
Hooded jacket or head covering
Rain gear if necessary
Riding glasses
Tool pouch/multi-tool
Frame Pump or CO2 Inflator/Cartridges
Spare tubes/Patches
Water bottles or Hydration pack
Light Snack
Bike: (Preferrably with fenders in case of rain)

Both rides will be led by United Bicycle Institute certified echanics;
no rider left behind.

All riders will need to sign a Liability Release Agreement before
departure. Under 18 riders please be accompanied by an adult.

This ride is sponsored by the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club, a
global non-profit organization with the goal of connecting diverse
world communities through reciprocated exchange bicycle tours.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/exchangecycletours/
Contact: Steven Kung, 503-957-6672, sfnkung@...
<mailto:sfnkung@...>
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