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Granite Falls Spring 300K (ACP) - April 9, 2011

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Revised route posted. Check here to see the changes required to avoid flooded areas.


Starting right here in Seattle you can enjoy some of the best scenery the Northwest has to offer.   And cold beer and hot sandwiches as well.  Starting at U Village you will travel up the coast to ferry terminals in Edmonds and Mukilteo and then on to the former mill town of Everett.  After a quick ride across the Snohomish River, you will meander along scenic Sunnyside Drive into Marysville.  From there it's on to Kayak Point where we will have Banh Mi (Vietnamese Sandwiches) waiting for you.


Ride Summary: Traveling further north, you will visit the scenic Stillaguamish Valley and its farming center at Stanwood.  Pioneer Highway will take you north to Conway where you will cross I-5 to continue north to Mt. Vernon.  From there you will travel east to visit Washington's logging heritage with a trip up near Lake Cavanaugh.  Turning south, you will rejoin SR9 and the recently completed Centennial Trail into Arlington where you will take Burn Road south and east to Granite Falls.  Heading south you will traverse hills to reach Monroe.  Now you will travel the farmlands of the Snohomish Valley to Carnation then back to Seattle via Issaquah and the I-90 bicycle trail to end at the Ram Brewery at University Village.  Bring your pencils for information controls and a bicycle lock for the end of the ride at the Ram.  Be prepared for any kind of weather and this ride has nearly 8,000 feet of climbing.
Organizers: Stuart Lee, Suzanne NowlisDave Harper and Gary Prince
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Date: Sat 04/09/11
Time: Registration Opens: 5 am.
Ride Starts: 6 am.
Start Location:

Starbucks Note: There are FOUR Starbucks in University Village.  This is the large one near the Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

Address: 4634 26th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 522-5228 Seattle, WA 98105
End Location: Ram Brewery, University Village, 2650 NE University Village St.  This is just northwest of the QFC within University Village.
Special Instructions:

No parking is allowed at University Village.

We recommend you park in an all day space on the street (along Blakely, 25th NE, and near Urban Horticulture) or in the UW lot for $7 (bring money as it doesn't take credit cards). A map of allowed parking spaces has been posted.


Special Instructions:  This route covers a wide variety of terrain and you should be prepared for wet and cold conditions.  The route returns on the I-90 bicycle pathway -- this presents some difficult cue sheet instructions so we encourage you to review the cue sheet before the ride. 

Entry Fee: Entry Fee: $15 SIR members, $25 non-members. Please make all entry and membership fees payable to SIR. Medals are only available from RUSA.
Cue Sheet: Final cue sheet
Optional Map: Revised route posted.
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If you register "on line" you will not need to complete the registration paperwork at the ride start.  On line registering allows for quick posting of ride results -- snail mail paper registration slows down the end of ride results. 

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