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RAMROD Training Series

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 4.8.17 to 7.21.17 (except for 7.1.17). 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.

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 2017" to find routes.

Ride leaders for this series are: Per Sunde, Shana Sunde, Paul Franks, David Hose and Jim Vecht.

To learn more about RTS and its history, check out our story feature clickhere.

To stay up-to-date with the latest ride information and cue sheets, follow the RTS page on Facebook here.



Ride #1 - April 8th, start 9:30am @ Maple Valley Park & Ride, Maple Valley, 50-55 miles, 2,000-2,200'

Ride #2 - April 15th, start 9:30am @ Maple Valley Park & Ride, Maple Valley, 50-55 miles, 2,000-2,200'

Ride #3 - April 22nd, start 9:00am @ Bear Creek Park & Ride, Redmond, 55-60 miles, 2,600-2,800'

Ride #4 - April 29th, start 9:00am @ South Sammamish Park & Ride, Sammamish, 65-70 miles, 3,400-3,600'

Ride #5 - May 6th, start 9:00am @ South Sammamish Park & Ride, Sammamish, 65-70 miles, 3,400-3,600'

Ride #6 - May 13th, start 8:30am @ Newport Hills Park & Ride, Bellevue, 75-80 miles, 4,000-4,200'

Ride #7 - May 20th, start 8:30am @ Newport Hills Park & Ride, Bellevue, 75-80 miles, 4,000-4,200'

Ride #8 - May 27th, start 8:30am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 85-95 miles, 4,600-4,800'

Ride #9 - June 3rd, start 8:30am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 85-95 miles, 4,600-4,800'

Ride #10 - June 10th, Course d'Equipe

Ride #11 - June 17th, start 7:30am @ Bear Creek Park and Ride, Issaquah, 100-110 miles, 5,200-6,000'

Ride #12 - June 24th, start 7:30am @ Challenger Elementary, Issaquah, 100-110 miles, 5,200-6,000'

July 1st - No ride this weekend

Ride #13 - July 8th, The Edge

Ride #14 - July 15th, start 7:30am @ Challenger Elementary, Issaquah, 100-110 miles, 5,200 - 6,000'

Ride #15 - July 22nd, start 9:00am @ Ron Regis Park, Renton, 50-55 miles, 1,800-2,200'

Contact: Per and Shana Sunde (425) 392-1347