S.P.O.K.E.S (Sunday Pedalers on Kinda of Easy Streets or Saturday Pedalers during the summer) is a monthly bicycle ride that is a part of the Cascade Bicycle Club Daily Ride Program in the greater Seattle Washington area.  We also ride on Saturdays during the summer.
 
The pace of the ride is leisurely at 10 to 12 mph on the flats, slower up hills and faster down hills.
 
We usually ride on the 4th Sunday of every month, but the ride schedule varies based on ride leader and event destination schedules. 
 
The distance of the ride usually varies from 15 to 25 miles with some hills and with a lunch stop in the middle of the ride.  We try to have two Cascade Club ride leaders - one in the front & one in the back.  The person in the front leads the ride, while the person in the back can help with flats and making sure that no one gets left behind.
 
The goal of the S.P.O.K.E.S ride leaders is to have fun, meet new people, learn interesting bike routes and bicycle safely.  See the Getting Started & FAQ page for general ride information and suggestions for new riders.

Upcoming Ride

  • Sightseeing Seattle - Sunday - April 24, 2016 - 10:00am
    Start Location:  Gas Works Park1901 N. Northlake Way - Seattle, WA 98103

    Contact InformationMelinda S. Cumming - melindacumming@aim.com - 4257531833
    Distance: 17.80 miles
    Elevation Gain: 687 feet
    Pace: Leisurely: [10-12mph]
    Terrain: Some hills
    Regroup: Stay together
    Weather Cancels?: Showers cancel

    Ride Description: 
    Join us for a social ride at 10 - 12 MPH on the flats on bike friendly streets and some of Seattle's commuter trails from Gas Works Park, through Fremont, across the Locks with tulip views in the gardens there, with a loop through Discovery Park and along the rail transportation yards to the Olympic Sculpture Park and back. It's a 17 mile loop with lots to see, hear, smell, and pedal! Sorry, no Fremont Troll stop this time!

    There are a couple hills, but we ride them at our own pace and always regroup at the top. Restrooms are available at start, at the Locks, and at our turnaround point. Please arrive in time to be ready to leave at 10:00 a.m.  Bring a snack for the turnaround point at the Olympic Sculpture Garden.

    Route: 
    Download or print route cue sheet at this link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11542581. If you have a Cascade account, you can register in advance on the Cascade web site and then you won't have to sign the waiver at the start, click Register button above (must be logged in to see it).

    Weather Cancellation: 
    Showers Cancel - The ride leaders will not be at the ride start should weather conditions meet that definition or worse (rain, snow, ice, fog, wind, etc.). Ride cancellation will be announced in the Comments Section at least two (2) hours prior to the ride start both here and on the Cascade web site. If you have questions about the weather, please call the phone number listed in the Contact Information on the Cascade calendar, preferably before you leave for the ride.




    Posted Feb 28, 2016, 5:30 PM by Jim Hunt
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