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2023 Tour de Manure - Tom Schaefer Century Ride

  • 11 Jun 2023
  • 7:30 AM
  • Magnuson Café and Brewery


  • Non COGS members are allowed to participate in one COGS club ride according to the club insurance policy.

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NOTE: The Route has changed!  Due to a road closure on Ben Howard Road, we now make a loop north-east of Monroe and then pass back through Monroe.  

 Ride Co-Leaders  Gus Jansson | Susan Price
 Contact Info |
 Distance/Elevation  102.9 miles / 4,323' climbing
 Pace  Various, self-paced  
 Terrain  pavement
 Route link
 Date  Sunday, June 11th
 Check in Time  7:15 am
 Departure Time  7:30 am

Our dear friend Tom Schaefer was famous for doing at least one century ride every month. Year round.  Here is a ride where we can honor Tom with a group century ride. 

Magnuson Park (Magnuson Cafe and Brewery):  We will start together at 7:30am sharp.  A 104 miles century ride makes for a very long day.  It is highly likely that the ride will split into two or more groups and singles as we proceed.  Be prepared to navigate on your own.  Be prepared to fix flat tires on your own.   

The Ultimate Cookie: Snohomish has many good options for coffee and food.  Tom, a cookie connoisseur, loved to stop at the Snohomish Pie Company for the Ultimate Cookie.  They also have tasty soups, sandwiches, and of course, pies.

For Coffee folks: There is a great coffee alternative in Snohomish called Looking Glass Coffee.  It is located on the right side on 1st St just after the bend in the road.

Lunch/Early-afternoon Food Stop: In Monroe, after the loop NE of town, there is a food stop at either Starbucks or Route 2 Taproom. The Taproom has a large fenced patio perfect for bikes.

Share a meal after the ride @ 6:00pm: The century riders will complete the ride at approximately 6:00pm (plus or minus 30 minutes).  Please stop by and have a meal with us at the Magnuson Café & Brewery.

For fewer miles #1: You can insert yourself at Bothell (9.8mi mark) and exit the ride at Woodinville (84.9mi mark).  At 8:05am, we will pick up riders in Bothell (9.8mi mark - Main St. & 102nd Ave NE).  Be ready to ride at 8:05am sharp.  This makes for a ~75mi route plus a couple miles to get back to Bothell.  

For fewer miles #2: You can take a shortcut at Monroe (47.5mi mark) and rejoin the ride on the other side of the bridge (65.2mi mark) for ~18 fewer miles.

For a 33 mile ride that finishes at about the same time: See the following ride post for details:  2023 Tour de Manure - Tom Schaefer Social Ride

RAIN DATE: Saturday, June 10th is our backup ride date.  If the weather forecast for June 10 is substantially better than the 11th then we will switch to this earlier day.  When decision is made it will be announced here and all registrants will be notified.

COGS rides are now open to both members and non-members. Non-members are limited to one “free” ride with the club, after which COGS’ insurance requires they become a member. All persons must register. The number of persons allowed on a ride is left to the discretion of the ride leader.

COVID remains a public health concern and COGS will continue to follow state and county health guidelines. Regardless of vaccine status, all participants should be free of COVID or flu-like symptoms before participating in any rides, tours, and social events.

NOTE: COGS Rides are limited to members and one time guest non-members. You must register to be permitted to ride. According to the club insurance policy, If you are not a COGS member then you can register and participate in one ride.

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