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April 15, 2021

Getting started tracking your rides!

During COVID, we are inviting riders everywhere to join us for a month of ride challenges for individuals and ride teams. The ride event has partnered with Ride With GPS, an Oregon company that provides easy to use route planning and ride tracking tools.

Getting started tracking miles!

Having registered to ride and logged in to your 7 Hills account, go to “My Rides & Fundraising”. 

Follow the link to the Ride With GPS event for the 7 Hills. 

Once you’ve done so, you’ll see the 2021 7 Hills of Kirkland listed under ‘My Events’ on the Ride With GPS website.

Download the Ride With GPS App onto your Android or Apple device. The link here will send a download link to you. https://ridewithgps.com/app

Go out riding!

To start a ride, tap “Go Ride” in the Ride With GPS app, and start pedaling! The application will track mileage, elevation, and moving time to record average speed. 

To end a ride, tap and hold “Pause”. Type in the name of the ride, a description, and attach any photos you took.

Options for Strava, Garmin, and Spinning @ Home

Set up Ride With GPS to work with Strava

By connecting your Ride with GPS account to Strava, you’ll be able to automatically sync the rides recorded on the Ride with GPS app, or uploaded from a Garmin unit, to your Strava account. Your rides will upload to Strava with your Strava account’s privacy settings. 

Connecting to Strava requires a free Strava account which you can create here.

  • From the Ride with GPS homepage (www.ridewithgps.com) click your profile icon in the upper right, then click Settings.
  • Click CONNECTED SERVICES
  • Click the Connect with Strava button
  • If you aren’t already signed into Strava, you will be prompted for your Strava credentials.
  • Click the Authorize button so that Ride with GPS has permission to upload activities to your Strava profile.

Spinning @ Home with Garmin or Wahoo

You can use your Ride with GPS app, Garmin, or Wahoo unit to record your indoor ride and review your distance, speed, heart rate, cadence and/or power data.

Stationary Ride Support

Note: In order to accurately record an indoor ride, you must pair a speed sensor or utilize a smart trainer to measure the distance ridden.

When you are finished with your workout:
View the ride, then click the Edit link in the left side panel. This will open the ride details page.
Click the checkbox for “Stationary Ride?”.
Then click the SAVE button when you are finished.

Now the ride will count towards your totals, and will display your indoor metrics. Hover your mouse pointer over any of the graphs to view more info.

RECORDING WITH THE RIDE WITH GPS APP

In order to record an indoor ride with the mobile app, you will need to set up a Bluetooth enabled Speed/Cadence sensor or Smart Trainer.
Under the SPEED section of the sensor pairing process, enter your wheel’s circumference in millimeters. Entering the circumference allows the app to calculate the distance you’ve pedaled.

When you are finished riding; hold pause to end your ride and then enter in a ride name. It is helpful to identify it as an “Indoor Ride” in the title to quickly identify indoor vs. outdoor rides.
Then select your Stationary Trainer or preferred bike from your Gear List.
Tap SAVE to finish.

ADDING STATIONARY GEAR
You can set up a trainer, rollers or stationary bike as a new piece of gear so that you can track your stationary rides by bike in the Ride Center and see a history of rides associated with that piece of gear

March 22, 2021

A month of ride challenges!

Join us for a month of bicycle fun!

May 1st through 31st, join us for weekly mileage & elevation challenges, ride routes, and contests with prizes from local breweries, bike shops, and coffee roasters throughout the month!
 

Fundraising Challenges:

Raise $100 for Attain Housing
Prize: 7 Hills of Kirkland Official 2021 Lightweight Arm Sleeves (Primal Wear)
 
Raise $500 for Attain Housing
Prize: 7 Hills of Kirkland Official 2021 Ride Jersey (Primal Wear)
 
Raise $1000 for Attain Housing
Prize: 7 Hills of Kirkland Official 2021 Cycle Kit (Primal Wear)

May Ride Challenges:

Ride 100 Miles during May
Prize: 50% off a classic ride jersey
 
100-250 Miles in 7 Days
Prize: 10-25% off a Zoka Coffee online order
 
Most Miles each week in May
Prize: $25 Zeek’s Pizza Gift Card
 
Most Elevation each week in May
Prize: $25 Zoka Coffee Gift Card
 
Most Miles during May
Prize: $100 bike shop gift card & Ride With GPS Premium Account
 
Most Elevation during May
Prize: $100 bike shop gift card & Ride With GPS Premium Account
 
Looking forward to a fun month of riding and (virtually) coming together to support Attain Housing!
March 19, 2021

Rent help for King County families!

Immediate rent help for families in crisis.

Tens of thousands of King County households have fallen behind with rent. Across Washington State, as of March 18th, the number of households in rent crisis is over 130,000.

Attain Housing’s Stable Home program provides emergency rent assistance to households with dependent children, residing in Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Redmond, Bothell, Kenmore, Duvall, and Carnation.

Funds raised by the 7 Hills of Kirkland in the coming months will keep the Stable Home program funded, and allow us to continue assisting families as the eviction moratorium comes to an end.

The program depends on the support of our community.

If you would like to support this critical need for our King County neighbors, you can chip in towards our total 2021 fundraising goal, create your own campaign, or join an existing one below.

For more information about Attain Housing and the Stable Home emergency rent assistance program, visit the program website.

Thank you! Attain Housing

Help keep the Stable Home program funded!

$31,232.92 donated of $100,000 goal.
February 22, 2021

Shifting Gears & Helping Families in 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we are (again) shifting gears for our classic 2021 7 Hills of Kirkland fundraising bike ride.

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