For the Seattle cycling community, these will begin right after Labor Day and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from September 10 through November 20. Rides will meet at 9:15 at Leschi Park, 201 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle 98122, with the rides departing at 9:30 and proceeding at a social, "no drop" pace around the south end of Lake Washington and returning across I-90 to Leschi.
If your team wants to host a Meet the Team ROAD ride outside Seattle, we will be happy to include your information in the ride list on the WSBA website. Please just let me know where and when the ride will meet and the estimated time/distance of the ride. (If your dirt team would like to host a Meet the Team ride, please visit our website:http://www.wsbaracing.org/meet-the-team-rides---dirt.html)
If your team is interested in hosting a Seattle Meet the Team ride this year, please contact marthalwalsh at yahoo.com with your preferred date and one or two alternates. To secure a date, you’ll need to provide:
1. the name and email address of a team contact (which will be published with ride details);
2. a brief statement of your team's goals and who you’re recruiting;
3. the URL of your team website.
Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. September 11, September 25, and October 2 have been reserved for the Intro to Women’s Cycling and Racing Teams rides in Seattle (men-only teams are encouraged to schedule their MTT rides on one of those dates). Note that every Sunday in September is a Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard from Mt. Baker Park to Seward Park; please be courteous and safe as you share the road with other users.
The complete schedule of ride dates and team information will be posted on the WSBA website, probably by mid-August.
USA Cycling recommends that each team permit its Meet the Team ride as a Non-Competitive Training Ride, which can provide general liability insurance. More information on that permitting process is available from USA Cycling:
If you have questions regarding the permit or process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.