Rain / Temps < 40F / Lightening / Wind > 25 mph
The Mini-Quake ride is offered as a slower paced, shorter, and easier version of the classic Earthquake ride. If you are unsure about maintaining the pace or going the distance of the Earthquake ride, then this ride is right for you. The route is similar, though cutting the distance and reducing the hill-climbing. We ride through downtown, then north to Felida area, east on the Salmon Creek Greenbelt trail, south via Hazel Dell Ave. The timing is such that the two rides generally meet and re-group together at the restrooms at the Greenbelt ball fields. No one intentionally left behind.
Depending on how much you have left in your legs and lungs, there are 2 options available to complete the route:
All options lead back to the River Maiden. Plan on staying around for coffee and socializing after the ride.
Note this ride is a shared leadership ride and will be led one of the following Ride Leaders:
When neither of them are able to lead the ride, a substitute is usually found.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up and be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policyand be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended. Please make sure to print a ride cue sheet, if you need one. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.
Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.Ride safely and have fun!
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