Weekend getaway: May Day Metric

April 29, 2011 

What: Pick a tour named after a Hostess dessert and spend the day pedaling around Federal Way. The Ho-Ho-Ville route is 50 miles. The Twinkie-Land is 100 kilometers and the Ding Dong Station Mountain Route is 104 miles. Ride organizers describe the event as a "challenging and hilly ride."

Where: Phil’s South Side Cyclery, 2310 S.W. 336th St., Federal Way.

When: Sunday. Course open from 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration open from 6-10:30 a.m.

Activities: There is a finish-line party at Jake’s Ales.

Getting there: From Interstate 5 take Exit 142B. State Route 18 becomes 348th Street, then Campus Drive, then 336th Street.

Cost: $25 per rider. Unicyclists are free.

Of note: Registration is at Johnny’s Bar and Grill adjacent to the bike shop. Get a slice of pie at the finish line. Portions of the proceeds benefit the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Sag support provided for stranded riders. There are rest areas with snacks every 20-25 miles. Parking is free at Johnnys and Phil’s South Sound Cyclery. The ride averages 200 participants per year.

Information: Maydaymetric.net

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