Length: 24 miles
Elevation: 500 ft
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: Rain/Snow / Ice / Thunderstorms / Wind > 25 mph
Tour de Friends: Start Time: 9 am from the southeast corner of the Tower Mall parking lot. Ride east through neighborhoods to QFC on 192nd for about 10 miles. After 5-to-10-minute break ride about 10 miles to Seize the Bagel for 20-to-30-minute break. Then ride about 5 miles through neighborhoods back to Muchas Gracias. Riders may leave ride at any time. Please left ride leader know. Social Pace.
May change start time depending on weather forecast. General guidelines are start temperature of 42 degrees and probability of rain during ride of less than 20%. Alternate start time will be 1pm if the forecast meets the above criteria and the original start time does not. If neither start time has a good weather forecast ride will be cancelled. Decision will be based on 8am weather report on day of ride.
This route varies, but is basically an eastbound route along mostly low-traffic streets. Mileage varies with the weather and mood of the leader and group.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.
Remember – we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!
John H Ost