Abbreviated Hurricane Ridge Ride (2016)
- · July 6th, Wednesday. Ride from National Park Visitor Center at base of Hurricane Ridge to top and return. It is called the “abbreviated” ride in that COGS traditionally starts the Hurricane Ridge ride in Sequim which is a much longer and more challenging adventure. The traditional COGS ride is scheduled for the August timeframe on the COGS ride calendar.
Distance/Elevation: approximately 38 miles round trip and 5/6000 feet of climbing.
Meeting Location/Departure Time: Meet in the Hurricane Ridge National Parks Visitor Parking Lot. Suggest we take the 7:55 am ferry from Edmonds to Kingston and drive directly to the Visitor Center. Once we all assemble from the drive over from Kingston we can depart for the ride probably about 10:00 am. There are rest rooms at the Visitor Center. If you are coming by other than the ferry plan to meet up with ride group about 9:45/10:00 am in the visitor center parking lot.
Car Pools: We should try to maximize the use of car pools. Be sure to “register” early for this ride –that will help folks/me know with whom they can work out car pools. I will try to help coordinate carpooling…if you can drive let me/us know, and if you need a ride let that be known as well.
Pace: Anywhere from moderate to brisk riding skills are needed. Everyone will climb and descend at their own pace. This is a “stay together ride” - not that we ride together up/down the mountain but that we hang with one another for mutual support and camaraderie, i.e. we will start together; support one another during ride; perhaps some of us will ride together; regroup at the top for lunch, conversation and companionship; and start the descent together. At the bottom and during the drive back to Seattle we can share stories about our experiences.
Cue Sheet: None will be provided. There is only one way up and one way down!
Equipment: I suggest you bring rain and some cold weather gear. The weather on the mountain can and occasionally does change without notice. Also bring money for Park entrance fee, lunch and for your share of gas money if you are in a car pool. Also bring two water bottles and some energy foods to fuel you for the climb up. Spare tubes, pump, and other biking gear to make you self-sufficient are also necessary. Expect a cold descent from the top.
Weather/Cancelation: Weather is unknown at this writing. If I judge the weather unsuitable for riding I will cancel the ride the night before by email.
Ride Organizer: Tom Tanner. Cell is 206/384.9400 or home 206/298.0225. Call if you have any questions or want help organizing a car pool.