Sunday, November 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. (ride at 11:00 a.m.)
Whether or not you registered for the Ride in the Rain Challenge with Cascade Bicycle Club, pull on your rain gear and take a 7.5-mile spin with the family!
Since I’m not leading our regular Thanksgiving morning ride around Lake Union this year (but please, someone else, lead one if you’re up for it!), we’ll do a similar ride…except we’ll start and finish out of the rain so just the actual riding is in the rain, not the waiting. You’re welcome!
Meet at the MiiR Flagship (3400 Stone Way N, Suite 4, Seattle WA, 98103–in the Brooks building, entrance on Stone Way). Come at 10:30 (or earlier!) if you want coffee, snacks (including Mighty-O Donuts), and/or potties, because we’ll start the safety briefing and bike going-over at 11.
We’ll ride clockwise around Lake Union, and last year’s Thanksgiving map has details and photos. There’s one steep climb. We’ll stop a block before that and give everyone a warning and space ourselves out. It’s rideable, especially if you build up speed in advance. And, of course, it’s fine to walk up!
If the rain is light and kids are in need of getting wiggles out, we’ll stop at the playground at Waterway 5/by Daniel’s Broiler. But this isn’t a planned stop this year–only if the weather and wiggliness of wee ones dictates.
We’ll take the obligatory five laps around the model boat test pond in Lake Union Park and if anyone needs to use the potty, the MOHAI Compass Cafe will be open.
And then we’ll finish up at the Fremont Brewing Urban Beer Garden (which is right across the street from our start point). There are pretzels and apples, but if you want to stay for lunch, you can order it in from a book of menus or bring food with. It’d be nice to hang out for a bit and compare rainy riding stories and talk strategies for bundling up (especially bundling up non-pedaling kids) as the weather gets colder.
Note: Saturday November 28th is Greet the Season at Lake Union Park so some of us might have back-to-back Lake Union Park days.
This is a Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Ride and all participants are required to wear a bicycle helmet and sign a waiver.
More about Kidical Mass Seattle.
I’m going to have to drop by and join one of these rides! Here in Bellingham we have organized rides in the summer, but not too much in the winter.
Yes, come down! We have guest rooms and love hosting family bikers :) OK, signing off now to read all your blog–you had me at OB as I’m from PB. Love it here, but on frosty days it’s hard not to miss So Cal…
It’s really hard to not miss SoCal! And for some reason it’s linking to my old blog. I’ve got a much improved site at http://dadonabicycle.com. And thank you so much for the invite!
Ooh, much prettier, but bummer that it appears less swear-y. However, you’re all still welcome! And it’s SOOOOOOO much better up here than SD, right??!
The Northwest is definitely a better fit for me than SD, but I start missing the sun around February! And some of my posts are still a bit swear-y, for which I spend a lot of time in trouble for. Anyhow, thanks for such an awesome bike blog!