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Our Ride Coordinator, Audrey Murray, can help you map out rides and/or suggest routes of your preferred length and level of difficulty. You can contact her at [email protected].
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Redmond- Smith Rock- 21 miles – Road Ride
May 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Organizer: Audrey Murray 925-999-5779 and Diana C. 425-890-3121
This will be limited to 8 riders, in order to stay within the Bella guidelines for social distancing. Masks are strongly encouraged during our pre-ride remarks and during our rest stops.
Our pace will be a moderate 12-14 mph since it is early in the season.
Please don’t sign up if you are a stronger, faster rider, or if you cannot ride 21 miles at this pace.
Our starting point will be the Redmond Water Treatment Plant
at 3100 NW 19th St in Redmond. It’s at the north end of the dry canyon paved bike path. There is a porta potty available.
We will gather promptly at 9:45 am for a brief meeting and then roll out on the route. We will travel on mostly low traffic roads, however there are small sections of busier roads with little or no shoulder. We will cross Hwy 97. We will take a break at Smith Rock and take in the beautiful view. The restrooms are open at Smith Rock.
After the break, we will loop back into Redmond thru quiet residential areas and ride on part of the Dry Canyon Trail. This is a beautiful ride with many scenic mountain views and an awesome countryside.
It helps to look at this in advance and print it out if possible. Send it to your phone for voice navigation. Pay attention to the elevation profile to see where the hills are.
You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out the “Complete Your RSVP” form with your cell number and Emergency Contact info, then SUBMIT. If needed, please cancel by 6pm on Wednesday, May 12th.
Rain cancels the ride. Check Meetup by 7:30 am on the morning of the ride for any updates.
*****Bella rides are “no-drop” rides and no one will be left behind. In consideration of others, we ask that you choose a ride that is close to your skill level based on the description given of the ride.
If you choose to leave the group by going significantly faster, or taking a different route, you have an obligation to let the leader know. When you leave the group, you are on your own.
No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current paid Bella member to attend.