Ride up and down on the Kitsap Peninsula (March 26, 2017)
Catch an early spring ride with this RCC classic on the scenic Kitsap Peninsula. This club ride gets its name from the numerous rolling hills which will earn you 3,700' of elevation across 60 miles. The route starts at Southworth along the water to Port Orchard. Heading south, the roller coaster begins. The route continues through Purdy and Rosedale before heading north to Gig Harbor and lunch at Susanne's. After lunch, the route heads north for a long climb over the pass and then drops down to the water at Olalla. You'll head north up the Olalla valley for more rollers until you gain the plateau above Southworth and a final, fast and furious descent down to the ferry dock. You can pick up snacks and drinks at the local grocery store while you wait for the ferry.
Where: Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal (Map). Tip: park in upper parking lot at nearby Lincoln Park.
When: 8:25 Fauntleroy to Southworth Ferry (Arrive early!) (Ferry Schedule)
Numbers: 60 miles, 3,700' of total elevation
Duration: 8 hours including ferry time
Pace: Ride averages around 13-17 mph
Ride Goal: Stay together on flats, re-group on climbs, enjoy lunch together in Gig Harbor.
Ride Leader: David Roberts (Tandems) and Pam Austin (Singles)
View route and cue sheet at Ride With GPS
Get the Roller Coaster Que Sheet.
Club Ride Requirements
Roller Coaster is an RCC Club ride. If you're not an RCC Member, you can take part as a guest if you know an RCC Member and have filled out an RCC Ride Waiver. The ride leader will collect waiver signatures on the ferry. Guests are encouraged to join us on club rides! Riding with us is a great way to determine if you'd like to become a Redmond Cycling Club member. For more information about RCC membership, click here.
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