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Crank Sisters Beginner-Mediate Ride at BDOS (Black Diamond)

01/30/2021,  9:00 am
Katherine Meyer
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Crank Sisters Beginner-Mediate Ride at BDOS (Black Diamond)

This ride is for anyone who identifies as female
Beginner-Mediate ride for women who are new-ish to riding, or who want to get back into it. Our pace will be mellow, with a warm-up on green & then onto blue trails with time for coaching and regrouping. I've ridden here a few times, so will be consulting good-old Trail Forks to keep us on-track. Weather forecast says it will be a regular WA winter day....maybe a little cold and maybe a little wet, so please dress in layers. You might want to bring a raincoat, a buff & an extra pair of gloves (or two) in your pack.
Trails: I've got a nice 8-mile loop planned, similar to last week, starting on a green then riding mostly blues, likely ~2 hours. We will stop for breaks and to regroup as needed. We'll be riding at a Beginner-Mediate pace, and will be checking Trail Forks along the way. Check the Evergreen link below & Trail Forks for more info about the area. If you have questions or concerns, text me anytime to touch base.
Meet at the BDOS (Black Diamond Open Space) parking lot (East side of Highway 169) at 9:00 am.
There are two parking lots near BDOS. If you're heading South on HIghway 169, it will be the 2nd parking lot, the one on the East (left) side.
Please be on time--we cannot wait more than 10 minutes for late arrivers. If you decide not to come, please text me
Ride leader contact info: Katherine Meyer (206) 849-7699
Crank Sisters has a no-drop policy. We will regroup often and adjust the pace based on riders' preference.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order. If you are not sure, take it to your bike mechanic before the ride
Please bring a helmet, snack, water, tools, pump/CO2, and a tube that fits your bike, so you can repair a flat tire. Knee & elbow pads are optional
Due to COVID, this ride is limited to 8 participants
Proposed trails to ride are subject to change based on weather, trail conditions, etc
Conditions for cancellation: heavy wind, lightning, deep snow. We ride in the rain and cold! If a ride must be cancelled, the ride leader will attempt to notify anyone signed up by 3 pm the day before


While we’re outside in the fresh air, it is important that we take precautions to minimize the risk of spreading COVID. This ride is limited to 8 riders. Sorry, but we can't accept "walk-ons". You do need to sign up here before arriving.  IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE RIDE, PLEASE CANCEL YOUR SPOT ONLINE AND/OR CONTACT THE RIDE LEADER ASAP SO THAT YOUR SPOT CAN BE OPENED UP FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

In addition, please read the below carefully.

Before coming to the ride (for both ride leaders & participants):

·  Please perform a symptoms self-assessment

 o Take your temperature. Do you have a temperature above 100.4?

 o Do you have any COVID-related symptoms

 o Have you been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?

 o If you answer yes to any of these questions, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE RIDE

 Expectations for riders & leaders:

 ·  Required equipment: You are expected to bring a mask that can cover mouth and nose, any material is acceptable (state guidelines), gloves (your biking gloves are OK), and eye covering (sunglasses, etc are OK). Please note that without this PPE, we will have to ask you to leave the ride.

 ·  Please bring hand sanitizer to use as needed if touching of a common surface is required

 ·  You will be asked to wear your mask anytime close contact (less than 6ft) is required for an extended period of time (>5 min), including during any bike checks, times when you're stopped for discussion, or if you come into contact with other trail users.

 ·  Please bear with us as we try to navigate group rides during a time of social distancing and additional hygiene. It's a learning process for all of us and we appreciate your flexibility and cooperation.