This is a challenging but stunningly beautiful 75 mile ride with 4300' of climbing designed for those seeking to have fun, stay together more or less and provide each other mutual support. Cheers and good smiles always welcomed. Check it out at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2555144
START TIME/LOCATION: 7:35 AM on Saturday, August 13, 2016 – from Coleman Dock in Seattle for the Bremerton Ferry
PACE: Moderate to brisk – let’s have a fun pace set by the riding skills of the participants. The regrouping strategy and cue sheets for this ride facilitate riding skills from moderate to brisk. Just remember there’s over 4,000 vertical feet of climbing.
REGROUPING: We will regroup regularly on an as needs basis. No one gets left behind!
CUE SHEETS: Yes, download from RideWithGPS at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2555144
EQUIPMENT: Bring two water bottles. You will need both! Bring energy food to fuel yourself during the ride. Some of the area is very remote with few opportunities to get either water or food. Also bring the typical pump, spare tubes and other biking gear to make yourself self-sufficient. Money will be needed to pay for your lunch. This is an unsupported ride.
LUNCH STOP: We plan to stop for lunch at Pat’s Little Red Barn (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pats-Little-Red-Barn/163076423716348) It’s just south of Belfair at about mile 58.
RAIN POLICY: Serious rain cancels. I will post a cancellation notice no later than Friday 8/12, the night before the ride if I am canceling due to weather. At this point it looks like only a slight chance of a sprinkle.
RIDE LEADER: Ride leader is Ralph Nussbaum. I can be reached at 206-713-9417 or RENussbaum@outlook.com. Please feel free to contact me about the ride if you have any questions.
PS: Feel free to invite a non-COGS friend(s) to join in on the fun and introduce them to COGS.