Meet with your bike at 9:45 a.m. at the Edmonds United Methodist Church park & ride.. We'll bike the 1 mile to the ferry, buy our tickets and join the family on the 10:20 run to spread Warren's ashes on Puget Sound.
The main goal of this short ride is to send off one of the club's members in style. Wear club jersey s or McClinchy t-shirts (Warren even designed one ...)
We have to deboard the ferry in Kingston, so depending on weather and group, we may do a 15 mile roundrtip for coffee in Port Gamble (hilly B terrain, social pace).
Or we might just head back to the mainland - a memorial gathering is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Village at Casper's Inn, 1600 121st St SE, Everett.
A longer ride in memory of Warren will be scheduled in early May.
From the club's Chainwheel Chatter newsletter:
Long-time BIKES Club member Warren Bare passed away on Dec. 11, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.
Warren was an active member of BIKES starting in the 1980s. He served the club in virtually every role, elected and unofficial: president, vice president, newsletter editor, ride leader, McClinchy volunteer. When the BIKES holiday party got too big for a private home, Warren hosted us for many years in his community clubhouse.
Warren was a strong, steady rider who often topped the charts for club miles. But he also was patient and supportive of new riders. In recent years he lead Pedal Pushers rides and drove the van for the Lynnwood Senior Center until health issues interfered. Warren was also active with the Edmonds Bike Advocacy Group and in other local and state bike advocacy efforts.