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This SIR northern territory route has something for everybody.  The start is at Cook Road and I-5 just north of Mt. Vernon.   

We'll start with a cruise of the Skagit Flats towards LaConnor where the daffodils and tulips are blooming.  Flocks of snow geese and swans may also be lingering in the fields.  From LaConner we head north to Bayview, Edison and Chuckanut with views of the San Juans and Salish Sea.  We pass through historic Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham. 

From the Bellingham waterfront, we head NE through dairy and berry farm country where you’ll be cheered on by throngs of adoring bovine, rando fans.   From Sumas the ride heads southward with a quick leg warmer up North and South pass roads.  Continuing south, we ride around the west end of Lake Whatcom and onto quiet roads and rolling terrain to Sedro Woolley.  Next, the ride heads east to Concrete passing through Lyman and Hamilton riding almost exclusively on quiet side roads off of Hwy 20. 

From Concrete, we return to Sedro Wooly via Hwy 20.  Its wide shoulder and slight downhill grade allows for a speedy return to the finish just 5 miles northwest on Cook Rd.   Something for everyone.

  
 Organizers:

Dan Turner and Matt Dalton

 Phone:  360-410-9069 (Dan); 206-498-6616 (Matt)
  
 Date: Saturday, April 3, 2010
 Time: 7:00 AM
 Start Location:  Burlington Starbucks
 Address:   9596 Old Highway 99N
 Directions:

From the South: Take Exit 232.  Turn right at the light onto Old 99.  Park on the east side of the road (gravel Park & Ride area).

From the North: Take Exit 232.  Cross freeway.  Turn right at the light onto Old 99.  Park on the east side of the road (gravel Park & Ride area).

 Entry Fee:
Entry Fee: $15  SIR members; $25  non-members.
Please make all entry and membership fees payable to SIR. (You can use PayPal or have cash or check ready at Check-In.

Medals are only available from RUSA.

 Special Instructions:

Unless you are a very fast rider, night riding will be involved.  Lights and reflective clothing are required!  A helmet is required.  Fenders with mudflaps are recommended for group riding in damp or rainy conditions.

This is the first of this year's 7 Winter Training Series Rides hosted jointly by CBC and the Seattle Randonneurs.  This ride starts at Sammamish Valley Cycle in Redmond and goes down the E. Lake Sammamish Parkway to Thompson Hill, over to Beaver Lake, down to Carnation where we will take a break at Sandy’s Espresso and then return over Union Hill to Redmond for some hot cider and cookies at Sammamish Valley Cycle.

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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. 

Description: Get your legs ready-lots of climbing on this route

 When: Saturday January 9, 2010

Time: Sign-in begins at 8:30am. 
            Ride announcements at 8:50am
            The peloton rolls at 9:00am sharp.

Distance: 36 miles

 Where: Sammamish Valley Cycle (corner of 85th St and 164th Ave )
              8451 164th Ave NE
              Redmond, WA 98052

Directions to Start: At the east end of SR520, take the Redmond-Fall City Road/SR202
                                   Turn left onto SR202/Redmond Fall City Road/Redmond Way.
                                    Right on 164th Ave NE.
                                    The shop is at the corner of 85th Ave and 164th Ave.
 
                                    Please park at the Park and Ride at 83rd St and 161st Ave (2 blocks
                                    south, 2 blocks west), or QFC/Starbucks/Bella Bottega at 87th St and
                                    161st Ave (2 blocks north, 2 blocks west) - there isn't much
                                    parking available at the shop itself.

 

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