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Cedar River Trail to 4 Corners - return Soos Creek Trail
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Please note: During COVID-19 Phases 1.5 and 2, all Free Group Rides are limited to six total participants: the Ride Leader and five others. Registration for the ride (using the red “Register Now” button above) is REQUIRED to participate. If you decide not to ride, please unregister for this ride so that an additional spot will be made available to another.
Face coverings (for mouth and nose) are required when the group makes extended stops. Face coverings are recommended for the duration of the ride. Please bring personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and tissues for use at rest stops.
From Ron Regis Park we take the Cedar River Trail which gradually climbs (2-3%) up to picturesque riverside Dorre Don. We cross over the Cedar River on an old Rail Road bridge and ride on hard-packed gravel for 0.4 miles. The lunch stop is at my favorite sandwich shop called S'wiched. Check the link below for the S'wiched menu. After lunch, there is another short trail section of packed gravel (0.2 miles) then we cruise through forest neighborhoods over to Covington. The Soos Creek Trail is a peaceful meandering paved trail that courses through natural wetlands for 5 miles back to Renton. There is a short pitch up an 11% grade for 100 yards but we will wait for everyone at the top. Just before the end, there is a 10% descent for 1 mile down 140th Ave.
There is a portable potty but no water at the start and limited opportunities for hand washing enroute.
What to bring: Supplies and tools to fix a flat, cell phone in case you cannot finish, 2 water bottles, pocket snacks, money for lunch, and hand sanitizer.
Start: Arrive in time (20 min early) to prepare your bike, use the restroom, and hear the route review and SMART safety briefing at 9:50 am so we can depart at 10:00 am.
Restrooms: Start, Lunch at S'wiched (mile 13.9), Soos Creek Trail (mile 29.4)
Cancellation: In the event of showers or unsafe conditions, the ride leader will not be at the start but will post a cancellation notice in the Comments section below by 8:00 am on the day of the ride. It is always wise to check the Comments before you drive to the start of a ride. Rain during the ride could modify the route.
Cue sheet: Print your own map/cue sheet if you would like one from the RWGPS link below.
If wet weather, please be courteous to other riders by having fenders on your bike (preferably extra long with a buddy/mud flap).
The club has issued new guidelines related to COVID-19 (see link at the top of this post). Please do not plan to ride if you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other cold or flu-like symptoms, or have other risk factors.
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