Hey, October riders (that means you)! The weather’s getting wetter, but that’s not putting a damper on our Daily Rides, which continues to offer at least one ride, and often several, each and every day of the year, including, you guessed it, Halloween!
Port of Seattle bicycle tour, October 9
The Port of Seattle maintains 19 recreational sites, such as marinas, bike paths, parks, shoreline access, & fishing piers. We will ride by 12 of them, stopping at some to provide interesting details & just noting the others as we pass. This is a slow recreational ride with frequent stops. Bring lunch or money for a stop at an eatery half way.
A Tour of the Issaquah Alps, October 9
Ride Description: Let’s explore the Issaquah Alps! Our route takes us up Tiger Mt. Road and along the scenic May Valley Road around the base of Squak and Cougar Mts. We will regroup at the top of climbs. Bring money (or your own vittles) for a lunch stop in Newcastle. We roll at 10:00 am from the overflow lot just south (and across Newport Way) from the Issaquah Park & Ride. Take Exit 15 off I-90. See map link above for details.
Full Lake Loop, Oct 10
This is a full lake loop with regroups as needed. DIRECTIONS TO START: from I-405 North take Exit 2A to Rainier Avenue South; turn east on South 7th Street; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Avenue South; the park is on the right. From I-405 South take Exit 2 to Rainier Avenue South; turn east on South 7th Street; go straight through stop sign to Burnett Avenue South; the park is on the right.
Heritage Tree Tour, Oct 16
The City of Seattle has identified a number of trees which are distinct in some way. They may be a community landmark, possess some historical significance, may be big, one of a kind, or old. We will visit 10 of these trees. There will be no restaurant lunch stop. Bring food and we will eat along the way.
Afternoon with light , Oct 18
Pedal through neighborhoods within an eight-mile vicinity of Gas Works Park and stop at points of interest. Ride will return to Gas Works by or before 4:00 P.M. If we do ride hills, we’ll do it slowly. Seniors and new riders welcome.
A Steady Lark to Madison Park, Oct 22
We start at 200 Mill Ave S (old Renton City Hall), then follow Park Avenue North to Gene Coulon Park, around Mercer Island and on to Madison Park. There will be a coffee and pastry break at Tully’s in Madison Park before returning to Renton via Rainier Ave. Come enjoy a morning ride with some pastry & coffee thrown in; afterwards enjoy brunch in a downtown Renton restaurant. Restrooms located near start.
SPOKES will start at the Sammamish River Park in Bothell. We will check a couple of cemetaries in Bothell and Woodinville to get the Halloween ghoulish feel. Maybe toast bygones at a local coffee shop. To reach Sammamish River Park, located off 102nd Ave NE, take SR-522 to 102nd Ave NE and cross the small bridge over the Sammamish River. Turn into the unpaved parking area on the right just after crossing the bridge. Please NOTE steady rain cancels. For more info, please see the SPOKES web site: http://www.cbcspokes.org