Once again the brevet will live up to the Club's name and actually begin in Seattle. We will have hot coffee, cold beer, and the usual Vietnamese sandwiches. Might even be a few hills thrown in for good measure.
|Ride Summary:||The ride starts at U Village and takes Lake City Way out to the first climb in Woodinville, then a quick run over to Monroe, and up through Chain Lakes to Granite Falls. SIR's theme in 2012 is "back to the mountains" so it's time to go up to Verlot. Bring your rain coat since rain is more likely than anything else. We'll have sandwiches here ready for the fast run back to Granite Falls and then to Arlington. From here it's further north to Big Lake where you will go over "Little Mountain" to the Skagit Valley. Then along English Grade back to Arlington. The final section is the Centennial Trail to Snohomish, up Broadway, down to Woodinville, and the newly repaved Burke Gilman back to U Village where you can have a cold beer at the RAM.
Be prepared for any kind of weather and this ride has over 6,000 feet of climbing. Be sure and fill out the doodle poll to pick your kind of Bahn Mi.
|Organizers:||Dave Harper and Gary Prince|
|Date:||Mar 24 2012|
|Time:||Registration Opens: 5 am.
Ride Starts: 6 am.
|Start Location:||Starbucks Note: There are FOUR Starbucks in University Village. This is the large one near the former Barnes and Noble Bookstore.|
|Address:||4634 26th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 522-5228 Seattle, WA 98105
|End Location:||Ram Brewery, University Village, 2650 NE University Village St. This is just northwest of the QFC within University Village.|
No parking is allowed at University Village.
This route covers a wide variety of terrain and you should be prepared for wet and cold conditions. Bring a bicycle lock for the post-ride event at the RAM.
Make your Vietnamese sandwich order with the doodle poll.
|Entry Fee:||$15.00 SIR members, $25.00 non-members.
Please make all entry and
membership fees payable to SIR.
|Cue Sheet:||Cue Sheet|
|Map:||Preliminary Bike Toaster Route|
If you register online you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start, and enables quick posting of ride results