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SLOW Ride Exploring the Infamous Red Line

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm PDT

From the event host, Merlin Rainwater (contact: merlinrain@gmail.com, 206-769-6549) :

Distance: 10.00 miles

PaceEasy: [Under 10mph]


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Weather CancellationSteady rain cancels

Ride Description:  Senior Ladies On Wheels invite you to ride SLOW to explore the history of Seattle’s infamous Red Line and learn how Seattle’s white citizens created and maintained a racially segregated city. We will ride about 10 miles through Seattle’s historic Central District, following trails and low-traffic streets and riding only the most gradual hills. We stop several times at key points for conversation, and we always wait for each other when we get separated by stop signs, traffic lights, or differences in rider speed. We’ll stop for lunch along the way where we can buy food or eat our own.

This is Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Ride. It’s a social ride with experienced ride leaders to grow your confidence with group riding. It is free and open to everyone. The route consists of beautiful trails, a few low-traffic streets, and historic sites.

“Easy Pace” is under 10 mph on flat surface without any headwind. Average walking speed is around 3 mph. We expect to ride this 10 mile course in about 3 hours, including several stops. We will stay together, with the intent of allowing the slowest rider to set the pace.  We will help you find your way back if you need to return to the start early. Carrying ORCA card is another good option.

You should dress appropriately for the weather, but you do not need spandex or other specialized bike gear. All you need is a working bike and a helmet. If you haven’t ridden your bike for quite some time, please do a ABC Check (link below) or take it to your local bike shop a few days prior to the ride date.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the published start time to ready your bike, check in and participate in the safety and ride briefing. We will go over hand signals and what we say during the ride to keep ourselves safe.

Register -Follow the link to register and sign an e-waiver. . If you do not have an account with Cascade, it is free to create an account. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to unregister. If you do not register, you will need to sign a paper waiver before the ride.

Weather – Steady rain will cancel the ride. The ride leader will be at the start regardless of the weather to negotiate with those who show up.


Cascade Bicycle Club

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Northwest African American Museum

2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, Washington 98144 United States
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