Crank Sisters Quick Steady Paced Advanced Intermediate Ride, Raging River BRING BIKE LIGHTS (Upward Mobility, Raging Ridge, Poppin Tops, and Flow State)
Advanced Intermediate Ride, Raging River BRING BIKE LIGHTS (Upward Mobility, Raging Ridge, Poppin Tops, and Flow State)
BRING BIKE LIGHTS! PARK OUTSIDE OF THE PARK GATE BECAUSE THE RANGERS LOCK THE MAIN PARKING AREA GATE AT DUSK!
Evergreen Crank Sisters Women's Group Advanced Intermediate Ride
This ride if for anyone who identifies as female.
This is a quick steady paced ride with social interactions but minimal stops. We will ride for about 2 to 2.5.
Trails: We will be experiencing riding in the dark and this Raging River ride will be technical steep continuous uphill and downhill trails requiring Advanced Intermediate Skills. NO Beginners and NO Intermediate Riders who are not confident in their riding ability in these conditions. Riders need to be well fit to ride a Quick Steady pace with minimal stops.
About the Ride: Ride Routes Options (Most sections are Blue Rated Trails):
Option #1 Ride up to Upper Poppin Tops and down which is a short ride and very fun ride that lasts until about 7:10pm.
Option #2 Ride Option #1 and then ride back up to Lower Poppin Tops and down which is a longer ride which puts use back at the cars about 8:15pm. Option #2 allows some riders to do just Option #1 and then others to do the longer route of adding Lower Poppin Tops.
Option #3 Ride is for the a very fit group of riders wanting to ride past Upper Poppin Tops to RR3 on the Raging River Trail and then back down. Option #3.is a longer ride which gets riders back to the cars by 8:30pm. The trails past Poppin Tops are in better downhill condition and very fast and flowy which makes the up hill ride well worth it.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-90 to Exit 27. Turn on to Winery Road and PARK IN THE GRAVEL AREA ON WINERY ROAD AS CLOSE TO THE PARK GATE BUT OUTSIDE OF THE MAIN PARKING GATE IN CASE IT GETS DARK!!! YOU WILL SEE THE GATE AND THE RANGERS WILL LOCK THE GATE AT DUSK. (1/4 mile from I-90, Discover Pass needed). Ride past the park gate on the 50 feet of trail and meet at the park bathrooms, Please stay off the hiking trails. Starting time is 5:45 PM. Please be on time--we cannot wait more than 10 minutes for late arrivers.
Ride leader contact info: Bobbie Howard, Once you are signed up, I will contact you with my information a day before the ride.
Suggested Equipment: Two bike lights, 2 liters of water, electrolytes, backpack with some snacks, and spare bike tube
Conditions for cancellation: (heavy wind, lightning, etc.) If a ride must be canceled, the ride leader will attempt to contact anyone signed up by 3pm the day before the ride.
Grunt rating: plan to ride for 2.5 hours
Crank Sisters have a no-drop policy--we will regroup often and adjust the pace based on riders' preference.
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 (for both ride leaders & participants):
· Make sure to fill out our online waiver
· 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) 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 (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 I appreciate your flexibility and cooperation.