One of KC's favorite August traditions is back
with some fresh changes!
Summer Breeze is the last big ride of summer so don't miss it!
We have lots of exciting, primo road to share with you.
Low traffic, scenic countryside, you and your friends, a great post-ride
party at New Longview = awesomeness on a beautiful summer day!
Parking at Longview Community College (registration/check-in will be
across the street in New Longview behind Gusto Coffee Bistro — see below for details!)
Sunday, August 27, 2017. Heading south and then to the east and
back in a series of picturesque loops, this is an even more engaging Summer Breeze.
Take in the beautiful countryside, enjoy the sunflowers
and Queen Anne's Lace, the birdsong and the delicate flaps
of grasshopper wings as you pedal up and down gentle rollers.
The CKC SAGs will be as always "just what you needed" and
hungry riders will be met at the end of the ride with a tasty
lunch and entertainment that will have you jammin’
while you enjoy a delicious craft beer.
Summer Breeze is a family-friendly event not to be missed!
Choose from Century, 69 miles, 54 miles, and a relaxed 30-mile tour.
Or a family-oriented 5-mile cruise!
NEW: 5-mile Family Route
& FREE Road Safety Clinic!
Kids ride FREE!
CKC ride marshals will also be on hand with tips and help for new cyclists.
Check your map for your chosen route's SAG open/close times
and adjust your course if you're not going to make the route you planned, or "just not feelin' it." (Hey, we all have rough days every now and then.)
SAG drivers are for physical or mechanical emergency only.
There are plenty of places to shorten your route,
remain on supported roads and still enjoy a great ride.
Thank you, have fun and ride safe!
UPDATED PDF MAPS 8.26.17
NOTE: Course markings for 54 and 69 routes read SB 50 and SB 70 because the course was marked before we had to adjust for all the flooding. Follow the SB arrows for your route:
50 = 54; 70 = 69. Got it? Cool.
2017 SUMMER BREEZE 30/54 8.26 UPDATED MAP
2017 SUMMER BREEZE 69/CENTURY 8.26 UPDATED MAP
UPDATED GARMIN/GPS MAPS 8.26.17
30 miles: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16205322
54 miles: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16205352
69 miles: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16205384
101 miles: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/16186917
REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER BREEZE
You can also help us make this fun ride happen!
Ride and then volunteer, or vice versa!
Several shifts open, each one is 3-4 hours or less.
Volunteer for Summer Breeze
Parking will be at Longview Community College Gate #2.
Ride your bike to the check-in area.
The check-in and walk-up registration area will be directly west,
behind Gusto Coffee Bistro at the New Longview Shopping area.
Look for our tents in the New Longview Shopping complex
behind Gusto Coffee Bistro. This is the Start/Finish.
Lunch will be served here as well.
Please be considerate of pedestrians and yield to them.
Stay as far to the right as practicable on all roadways.
DON'T BLOCK TRAFFIC UNLESS IT'S NOT SAFE FOR THEM TO PASS YOU.
Signal drivers and other cyclists. Pass cyclists on the left,
and give an audible if you're within 3'. Ride predictably
and responsibly at all times. Obey all laws. We are all ambassadors for safe cycling.
• Registration opens at 6 am for 50/70/100 riders
and at 7:30 for 30-mile riders
• 69-mile and Century riders will leave at 7 am
• FREE Road Safety Clinic for 30 and 50 at 8:45 am
• 30-and 54-mile riders will leave at 9 am
• 5-mile riders will receive a free safety clinic at 9:45 am and leave at 10 am
• Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before your chosen route begins
• Ride support ends at 4pm, so plan to be finished by then
• Enjoy a great meal from 11am-3pm, music and a refreshing craft beer, water or soda
Ride Marshals will be on hand to assist, answer
questions and familiarize you with safe riding practices.
Check this page the day before the ride to ensure you have the
latest map or pick up a map at registration/check-in Sunday morning.