July 16 2017, ride is 41 miles, 2,165' elevation gain. Lake Samish/Prairie Road/Lake Padden
Join the Sloggers! A "No Drop Ride". This means everybody stops and waits for all of group at pre-designated spots. This is not
a ride for training to race. As the rides get harder, the group waits longer at stops. A good ride to learn how to support others on long haul rides. Show encouragement, share food, learn repair, discuss riding and slow down if it's better for the group as a whole. Ride often has one long coffee break.
This ride began in 2013 as a ride for those who want to train up for long rides. We start with a relatively short distance in April (30 miles) and work up to long rides in August and September (70-80 miles). A number of the group likes to ride the Tour de Whatcom or Chuckanut Classic century rides together in July and August.
Average speed is 10-15mph. But no worries, there will always be a rider or ride leader to hang back with the 10 mph riders. And everyone stops at various catch-up spots along the way to let the slower riders get back in the group.
Different ride leader each week. Ride leader duties will trade off between Susan Willhoft and Katie Collins. Route maps will be posted each week on the event calendar. Print out a map ahead of time for yourself if you are worried about getting separated from the group (or if you think you'll want to turn around and head back to town earlier than the others).
Starting meetup spot: Boulevard Park in Fairhaven, meet at the bike racks behind Woods Coffee. Start time 9:00 am June through September.