Ride Archive

Resolution Ride - Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:28 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Feb 12, 2017, 10:57 AM ]

Starting Location:
Cottage Lake Park
18801 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd
WoodinvilleWA 98072

22.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
278 feet
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

 This will be the 4th annual Resolution Ride, or not?  We will be starting from the Cottage Lake Park in  Woodinville near Safeway at intersection of Avondale and Woodinville Duvall Rd and will flirt with Avondale and nearby roads, circling around Marymoor and back to Cottage Lake Park.  Come prepared to share your resolutions for 2017 and how that is working for you so far.  We will park in the first parking lot of the main entrance off Woodinville Duvall Rd. 


Leisurely Chill on the Hills 2017 - Sunday Feb 19th - 2017

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:27 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 6:24 PM ]

Start Location: 
Farrel-McWhirter Park
19545 NE Redmond Rd
RedmondWA 98053

24.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,550 feet
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 


This ride will help you prepare for the Chilly Hilly Ride on Sunday, Feb 26th. We will start from Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond on Redmond Rd between Novelty Hill Rd and NE116th. We will head towards NE116th, zig-zag on it and then skirt English Hill, heading back down towards NE165th/Avondale and climbing again in the Redmond Ridge area, stopping for a break and then back to Farrel-McWhirter Park.  Restrooms and water should be within main park unless closed. Otherwise we can stop at PCC at corner of NE116th and Avondale.

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Cinnamon Rolls or Bust 2017 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 10:00am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:27 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 12:01 PM ]

20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,597 feet
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Starting from the Loehmann's Plaza at the Starbucks near QFC, we will follow the I-90 Trail into Seattle, stop for cinnamon rolls at High Point Cafe in the Madrona area, and then zigzag back to the I-90 Trail and Loehmann's Plaza. There are restrooms at QFC or Starbucks nearby.


SPOKES Flower Power Dalliance 2017 - Sunday April 15, 2017 - 10am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:26 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated May 9, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Date and Time: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Start Location: 
Woodinville Sportsfield parking at Wilmot Gateway Park
17130 131st Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Contact Information: Michelle R Burton softailmama@comcast.net (425)890-4936
Distance: 20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Pace: Leisurely: [10-12mph]
Terrain: Some hills
Regroup: Stay together
Weather Cancels?: Steady rain cancels

Ride Description: 
We will ride from Wilmot Gateway Park to Flower World and then lunch in Maltby and return to Woodinville. Route and Cue Sheet below. 


S.P.O.K.E.S. What's New 520 in 2017? - Sunday May 21, 2017 - 10am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:26 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated May 26, 2017, 7:58 AM ]

Date and Time: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Juanita Beach Park
9703 N.E. Juanita Drive
KirklandWA 98034
Contact Information: 
Michelle R Burton

20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,100 feet
Leisurely: [10-12mph]
Some hills
Stay together
Weather Cancels?: 
Showers cancel
Ride Description: 

SPOKES will ride from Juanita Beach Park to SR520 and beyond, exploring the construction reroute, lunching in Bellevue and then riding back to the park.   

For a cue sheet, see below. 

Strawberry Festival Ride - Sunday June 25, 2017 - 10am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:26 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Jul 23, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

Come join us for a ride to the Strawberry Festival at Crossroads Park in Bellevue. Enjoy yummy strawberry shortcake and lots of other festival fun. We will be mostly following the 25 mile route for Flying Wheels. Cue sheet:


  We will meet at the trail parking behind Whole Foods off of 70th street, a few blocks from the far east parking lot at Marymoor.  Be sure to sign-up on Cascade Bicycle Club website:   https://www.cascade.org/node/41071 

East Lake Sammamish Trail

NE 70th Street, behind the Whole Foods parking lot, RedmondWA (map)

SPOKES Goes on a Forked Ride 2017 - Saturday July 29, 2017 - 10am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:25 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

We will start from the Oliver Quigley Park on SR 202 in Fall City and then head up to Snoqualmie Falls and the back roads between Snoqualmie and North Bend. We will break at George's Cafe in North Bend and then head back to Fall City.                     

Cue sheet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4334521.

Be sure to sign-up on Cascade Bicycle Club website:  https://www.cascade.org/node/41074

Olive Taylor Quigley Park

33521 SE Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall CityWA (map)

Link on Meetup Website

3 Ferries Ride - Saturday Aug 19th 2017 - 9am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:25 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 7:34 PM ]

SPOKES will start from the Fauntleroy Ferry, boarding the 9:25a.m. to Southworth. Then we will ride to Port Orchard and have lunch at the Farmers Market. After sating our hunger, we will board the foot ferry to Bremerton. Then catch the next ferry to Bremerton and take in the ferry to Seattle. From there we will follow the Alki trail to Lincoln Park in West Seattle. Parking is available in Lincoln Park on on the street. Be sure to come 30minutes early (9:15a.m.) and have cash or credit card for the fare: $7.35. 

Here is the link to the cue sheet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4821343

Fall City-Carnation Romp - Sunday Sept 24th - 2017 - 10am

posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:24 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 1:30 AM ]

SPOKES will ride on country roads out of Fall City, snagging a bit of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and lunch in Carnation. Then rolling through MacDonald Park, crossing the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers and back to Olive Quigley Park in Fall City. We will have viewed the emerging Fall colors while passing through some pretty wetlands.  

Sightseeing Seattle in Juanary - Saturday - Jan 23rd - 2016 - 10 am

posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:47 PM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 1:16 PM ]

Date and Time:  Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:00am
Start Location: Gas Works Park - 1901 N. Northlake Way - Seattle, WA 98103

Contact Information:     Melinda 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 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 You can register in advance on the Cascade web site and then you won't have to sign the waiver at the start, here is the link: http://www.cascade.org/node/24120.

Weather, 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.

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