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Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 28th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 24 miles
Pace: 12
Terrain: Minor
Elevation: 500 ft
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: Rain/Snow / Ice / Thunderstorms / Wind > 25 mph

Details:
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.

Notes:
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!

Register Now

Contact(s):
John H Ost
3608528719 (p)
johnhelenost@gmail.com

Burnt Bridge Nature Trail

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 25th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 16 miles
Pace: 12mph
Terrain: Moderate
Elevation: 750 feet
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: nothing – we’re rolling!

Details:
If you like to avoid cars as much as possible while biking then this paved nature trail is the ride for you! Ever wonder how this trail connects from 92nd Ave all the way to Fruit Valley Rd? Follow us! This route follows Burnt Bridge Creek and beyond through a variety of landscapes, including open grasslands, wetlands, and forests.
This route does have a few short moderate to significant hills with a total elevation gain of 750 ft for the total ride. We’ll regroup at the tops of hills.
We start at NE 92nd (see the location noted below). 
East on Burton, Right on 90th, turns into 92nd, right on 19th Street.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Contact me if you have any difficulty.  Our registration collects your waiver signature AND emergency contact information.  Important!
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be part of the announcements and safety briefing.
Bring a bike in good working order (pump up those tires), wear your helmet (REQUIRED), and tuck in some water and a tube that fits your wheel.
The published pace is 12mph (social pace). This is the maximum speed of the ride; a rider should be able to sustain this speed on flat terrain with no wind.
This is a group ride meaning that riders stay together at the published pace for the entire ride; we will regroup at tops of hills if needed.
Lights are great to have on your bike. Bells are great for notifying pedestrians or cyclists that you’re passing, but “On your left!” works just as well.
Check out the route/cue sheet here.

Notes:
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. 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.
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!

Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 21st, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 24 miles
Pace: 12
Terrain: Minor
Elevation: 500 ft
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: Rain/Snow / Ice / Thunderstorms / Wind > 25 mph

Details:
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.

Notes:
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!

Register Now

Contact(s):
John H Ost
3608528719 (p)
johnhelenost@gmail.com

Burnt Bridge Nature Trail

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 18th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 16 miles
Pace: 12mph
Terrain: Moderate
Elevation: 750 feet
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: nothing – we’re rolling!

Details:
If you like to avoid cars as much as possible while biking then this paved nature trail is the ride for you! Ever wonder how this trail connects from 92nd Ave all the way to Fruit Valley Rd? Follow us! This route follows Burnt Bridge Creek and beyond through a variety of landscapes, including open grasslands, wetlands, and forests.
This route does have a few short moderate to significant hills with a total elevation gain of 750 ft for the total ride. We’ll regroup at the tops of hills.
We start at NE 92nd (see the location noted below). 
East on Burton, Right on 90th, turns into 92nd, right on 19th Street.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Contact me if you have any difficulty.  Our registration collects your waiver signature AND emergency contact information.  Important!
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be part of the announcements and safety briefing.
Bring a bike in good working order (pump up those tires), wear your helmet (REQUIRED), and tuck in some water and a tube that fits your wheel.
The published pace is 12mph (social pace). This is the maximum speed of the ride; a rider should be able to sustain this speed on flat terrain with no wind.
This is a group ride meaning that riders stay together at the published pace for the entire ride; we will regroup at tops of hills if needed.
Lights are great to have on your bike. Bells are great for notifying pedestrians or cyclists that you’re passing, but “On your left!” works just as well.
Check out the route/cue sheet here.

Notes:
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. 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.
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!

Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 14th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 24 miles
Pace: 12
Terrain: Minor
Elevation: 500 ft
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: Rain/Snow / Ice / Thunderstorms / Wind > 25 mph

Details:
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.

Notes:
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!

Register Now

Contact(s):
John H Ost
3608528719 (p)
johnhelenost@gmail.com

Burnt Bridge Nature Trail

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on September 11th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Length: 16 miles
Pace: 12mph
Terrain: Moderate
Elevation: 750 feet
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: nothing – we’re rolling!

Details:
If you like to avoid cars as much as possible while biking then this paved nature trail is the ride for you! Ever wonder how this trail connects from 92nd Ave all the way to Fruit Valley Rd? Follow us! This route follows Burnt Bridge Creek and beyond through a variety of landscapes, including open grasslands, wetlands, and forests.
This route does have a few short moderate to significant hills with a total elevation gain of 750 ft for the total ride. We’ll regroup at the tops of hills.
We start at NE 92nd (see the location noted below). 
East on Burton, Right on 90th, turns into 92nd, right on 19th Street.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Contact me if you have any difficulty.  Our registration collects your waiver signature AND emergency contact information.  Important!
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be part of the announcements and safety briefing.
Bring a bike in good working order (pump up those tires), wear your helmet (REQUIRED), and tuck in some water and a tube that fits your wheel.
The published pace is 12mph (social pace). This is the maximum speed of the ride; a rider should be able to sustain this speed on flat terrain with no wind.
This is a group ride meaning that riders stay together at the published pace for the entire ride; we will regroup at tops of hills if needed.
Lights are great to have on your bike. Bells are great for notifying pedestrians or cyclists that you’re passing, but “On your left!” works just as well.
Check out the route/cue sheet here.

Notes:
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. 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.
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!

Contact info:
Contact(s):Shawn Hamburg
360 836 0463 (p)
360 836 0463 (c)
purchising360@gmail.com

Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on July 27th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Details:

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.

Notes:

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!

 

Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on July 20th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Details:

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.

Notes:

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!

 

Ride to Defeat ALS

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on July 17th, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Details:

2021 Ride to Defeat ALS

Registration link. You will NOT register on the VBC site for this ride. Registration is FREE but there is a $150 fundraising commitment. Please click link above and/or reach out to one of the team captains listed!

Notes:

More details soon!

Contact(s):
David Barna – 908-208-9634 (p) – davbarna@netscape.net
Devin Bowen – 3606071642 (p) – dbowen@easolutions.net
Donna Richardson – 360-213-5267 (p) – richardsondonna63@gmail.com
Jay A Small – 360-581-2181 (p) jay.small@outlook.com

Tour de Friends

Maritza Arango (Events Editor) by on July 13th, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Details:

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.

Notes:

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!