Description: NOTE EARLY START! This is the final and longest ride in our eight-part Winter Training Series. The Greater Seattle Century (GSC) was the first century ever ridden by Ralph & Carol in the mid-1990's. Designed by Carol (hence Carol's Century) takes you on a wide clockwise circle around Seattle with a variety of terrain with many flat stretches interrupted by a few steep hills. We start by heading north along the Burke-Gilman Trail to Bothell, then along mostly quiet backcountry roads through Woodinville, Maltby, Carnation, Fall City, Issaquah and Maple Valley. The GSC then follows the Cedar River Trail to Renton and returns to Magnuson Park via Seward Park, Lake Washington Blvd. and the Burke Gilman Trrail. There is a total of approximately 3,400 feet elevation gain from beginning to end. Please help out the Ride Leaders by Pre-Registering at:https://www.cascade.org/node/39538Introduction to the Winter Training Series An introduction to the Winter Training Series, including a bit of history, how the rides are conducted and rider expectations.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017Time: Sign-in begins at 7:30am. To save time please pre-register at: https://www.cascade.org/node/39538Ride announcements at 7:50am
The peloton rolls at 8:00am sharp
Distance: 101 miles; Approx. 3,400'
Where: Magnuson Park
Directions to Start: Magnuson Park - From I-5 take the NE 45th St exit, head east on NE 45th St about 4.5 miles where 45th becomes Sand Point Way NE. Continue along Sand Point Way NE to the 7400 block, take a right at the light into Warren G. Magnuson Park. From Hwy 520-Take the Montlake exit, head north on Montlake Blvd. past UW. Following arterial to the right, Montlake becomes 45th and then becomes Sand Point Way. Turn right at the light into Warren G. Magnuson Park (7400 block). Continue straight to the 3rd right to the large parking lot nearest the port-a-potty..
See you Saturday Rain or Shine!