Prepare with a training series specifically designed for RAMROD.
This series was created to assist riders in their preparation for RAMROD. The self paced rides will be held every Saturday starting on 4.7.18 to 7.21.18 (except for 6.30.18). The routes will increase in distance and elevation every two weeks. Starting locations will rotate every week or every two weeks with a new route used each week.
All riders are welcome, but note, this ride does not regroup nor does it have a sweep. The routes are designed for the experienced rider who is comfortable following cue sheets and riding independently. We stress safe and cooperative riding.
A Redmond Cycling Club (RCC) membership is required to participate in the series. The RCC Membership (just $15 for the entire year) pays for the insurance cost involved with putting on RTS. If you are not a member of the Redmond Cycling Club, consider joining before the ride. You can sign up in minutes online here. You may take part in one ride as a guest to check the series out. If you wish to continue with the series after your initial ride you will need to become an RCC member.
Weather - The decision to ride or cancel will be made from the starting location. Ride leaders will always be at the start of the ride. If the ride is officially canceled, cue sheets will still be available for those hearty souls that wish to train in any condition. Also, routes may be altered or shortened due to weather conditions.
The routes will be available on RidewithGPS.com approximately one week before each ride. To Search for the ride “Enter starting city”, “starts within 5 Miles” and Keywords "RTS 2018" to find routes.
Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Paul Franks, David Hose, Jim Vecht and Carl Ringler.
To learn more about RTS and its history, check out our story feature click here.
To stay up-to-date with the latest ride information and cue sheets, follow the RTS page on Facebook here.
Ride #1 - April 7th, start 9:30am @ Maple Valley Park & Ride, Maple Valley, 50-55 miles, 2,000-2,200'
Ride #2 - April 14th, start 9:30am @ Maple Valley Park & Ride, Maple Valley, 50-55 miles, 2,000-2,200'
Ride #3 - April 21st, start 9:00am @ Bear Creek Park & Ride, Redmond, 55-60 miles, 2,600-2,800'
Ride #4 - April 28th, start 9:00am @ South Sammamish Park & Ride, Sammamish, 65-70 miles, 3,400-3,600'
Ride #5 - May 5th, start 9:00am @ South Sammamish Park & Ride, Sammamish, 65-70 miles, 3,400-3,600'
Ride #6 - May 12th, start 8:30am @ Newport Hills Park & Ride, Bellevue, 75-80 miles, 4,000-4,200'
Ride #7 - May 19th, start 8:30am @ Newport Hills Park & Ride, Bellevue, 75-80 miles, 4,000-4,200'
Ride #8 - May 26th, start 8:30am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 85-95 miles, 4,600-4,800'
Ride #9 - June 2nd, Course d'Equipe
Ride #10 - June 9th, start 8:30am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 85-95 miles, 4,600-4,800'
Ride #11 - June 16th, start 7:30am @ Bear Creek Park and Ride, Redmond, 100-110 miles, 5,200-6,000'
Ride #12 - June 23rd, start 7:30am @ Challenger Elementary, Issaquah, 100-110 miles, 5,200-6,000'
June 30th - No ride this weekend
Ride #13 - July 7th, The Edge @ Newport Hills Park & Ride, Belleuve, 42-100 miles, 4,200-10,000'
Ride #14 - July 14th, start 7:30am @ Challenger Elementary, Issaquah, 100-110 miles, 5,200 - 6,000'
Ride #15 - July 21st, start 9:00am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 50-55 miles, 1,800-2,200'
Contact: Per and Shana Sunde (425) 392-1347