Inaugural Cycling Trip
April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Interurban Trail South is a connecting trail that starts in Fife and goes out to Tukwila. It is approximately 18.1 miles long and consists of mainly straight, flat, and paved terrain weaving thru some railroad tracks, crossing some city streets, and flowing underneath I-405. The trail provides nesting for ducks and marsh birds alongside the green river and on a clear day shows off beautiful views of Mt. Rainier.
ELEVATION GAIN: Appx. 400 feet
DISTANCE: Appx. 18 miles out and back depending on skill levels
PACE: Beginner (10-12 miles per hour) but could vary depending on skill level
CONTACT INFO: Jess Villarreal 540-535-9916 or Jose Enciso 206-920-6769
START TIME/DURATION AND LOCATION:
We will begin our ride in Algona at the Interurban Trialhead Parking lot- Algona. Arrival time is 9am. We unload, gear up, check-in, and do a quick rundown then head out no later than 9:45. The ride should be a couple hours long more or less depending on pace and everyone’s speed and biking comfort. Please note this is not a race!
From Tacoma head north on I-5 to Seattle
Take exit 142A for WA-18 E toward Auburn
Take the W. Valley Hwy exit toward WA-167 S
Use the right two lanes to turn right onto W. Valley Hwy S
Turn left onto 1st Ave N
Parking lot is on the left hand side right past Coco’s Bar and Grill and Across the street from Valley Mart store
ICE OR SNOW/SEVERE WIND OR RAIN CANCELS RIDE
This is our first ride as a group and in order to make this successful we MUST follow some guidelines. First and foremost we are still under strict Covid orders which means we must all bring our masks and practice social distancing throughout the ride. Face coverings should cover both mouth and nose and are required at every extended stop. Face coverings are also recommended for the entirety of the ride. You are also encouraged to bring any type of hand sanitizer and wipes should you need them.
The route is an easy one to start. It’s flat, straight and has little to no elevation. Being that its our first ride we will find out a lot about our skill levels, pace and endurance. We ask that everyone be patient while we observe and evaluate what will be the best approach moving forward. There will be no restrooms at the beginning of this ride so please make sure you go before you leave! Along the way we will take breaks as needed and stop at restrooms that are available.
Proper rider etiquette and hand signals will be addressed at the briefing and questions will be answered as well. We start together and we finish together. Let’s be safe, let’s be awesome and let’s have some FUN!!!!
WHAT TO BRING:
– Water bottle
– An extra tube and tools to fix a flat just in case
– Snacks that will fit in a small backpack or pouch
– Positivity, encouragement, and a good attitude! 😊