Crank Sisters Beginner-Mediate Ride at Dash Point State Park (Federal Way area)
This ride is for anyone who identifies as female
Beginner-Mediate ride for women who are new-ish to riding, or who are getting back into it. Our pace will be mellow with time for coaching and regrouping; all the trails at Dash Point are pretty chill. Weather forecast says it will be SUNNY!
Trails: We have a nice loop on the Blues & Greens, about 4 miles, about 500 feet elevation gain, about 1.5-2 hours ride time. We'll loop around to the cars with an option to be done or to continue further after a lap. We will stop for breaks and to regroup as needed. We'll be riding at a Beginner-Mediate pace, and double-checking Trail Forks along the way. Click 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 9:00 am at Dash Point-Northpoint Way Trailhead. This trailheard is near on the SW side of the park, near the street address 4919 Northpoint Way NE, Tacoma. 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
Location: Dash Point State Park-Northpoint Way Trailhead (near Federal Way, SW side of the park, near the street address 4919 Northpoint Way NE, Tacoma). Feel free to text me with questions & we'll figure it out :)
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
If you answer Yes to any of these questions, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE RIDE
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.
Before coming to the ride (both ride leaders & participants):
·Make sure to fill out our online waiver
·Please perform a symptoms self-assessment
Take your temperature. Do you have a temperature above 100.4?
·Do you have any COVID-related symptoms?
·Have you been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
Expectations for riders & leaders:
·Required equipment: You are expected to bring a mask that can cover your mouth and nose; any material is acceptable (state guidelines) and gloves (your biking gloves are ok). Please note that without this PPE, we will have to ask you to leave the ride
·Please bring hand sanitizer and/or disinfectant wipes to use as needed if touching of a common surface is required
·You will be asked to wear your mask anytime close contact (closer than 6 feet) is required for an extended period of time (>5 minutes), including during any bike checks, times when you're stopped for disucssion 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 I appreciate your flexibility and coorperation