June 2, 2013
Riding the Peninsula Metric Century
The Peninsula Metric Century (PMC) is a challenging ride through the scenic Kitsap Peninsula. Enjoy panoramic waterfront views, rural countryside, and lots of rolling hills. Choose from routes of 50k, 70k, 100k or 100m at two convenient start locations (Gig Harbor or Southworth). Riders will enjoy a well-marked course with cue sheet and map, support vehicles, fully stocked rest stops, and dessert at the finish line. Check Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club for details: http://twbc.org/
June 15, 2013
The Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic showcases the wheat fields, vineyards, orchards and Blue Mountain foothills of the Walla Walla area. The Ann Ride offers several route options and is fully supported. A buffet and glass of locally brewed beer await you at the end of your ride. A portion of the proceeds from the Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic benefit bicycle safety.
This ride honors Ann Weatherill, a local middle school teacher and bicyclist who was hit and killed by a motorist while riding with friends on Mothers Day 2004. In 2005, the Bicycle Alliance helped pass the Ann Law, making it illegal for motorists to pass when an oncoming cyclist is approaching.
Register online at: http://www.active.com/cycling/walla-walla-wa/ann-weatherill-cycling-classic-2013
You can win a Walla Walla Bicycle Experience Weekend for two persons featuring the Ann Ride!
June 23, 2013
Come explore the scenic cycling routes of Thurston and Lewis Counties on the Two County Double Metric Century! Riders can select from any one of five well-marked and fully supported routes. The shortest is an easy, family-friendly 23-mile loop. Other route options include 32, 76, and 105-mile loops. Or you can really challenge yourself with the 125-mile (200k) loop!
The Two County Double Metric Century is a great warm-up ride for the STP and RAPSody. The ride starts and ends in Tumwater, offers great food stops, and travels low-traffic roads. The Two County Double Metric Century is organized by Capital Bicycling Club. Get more info: capitalbicyclingclub.org
July 25, 2013
RAMROD, Ride Around Mt Rainier in One Day, circumnavigates Mt. Rainier for 152 miles and 10,000′ of elevation gain. Incomparable scenery. Lottery entry system. Limited to 800 riders. Registration opens in March. Details at http://redmondcyclingclub.org/RAMROD/RAMROD.html.
July 28, 2013
Tour de Kitsap is your opportunity to enjoy scenic Kitsap Peninsula by bicycle! Choose from multiple route options, take in the spectacular views of the West Sound, and re-energize yourself at the themed rest stops. Registration fees support the Bicycle Alliance of Washington and local bicycle safety and education programs. More info: http://www.westsoundcycling.com/
August 3, 2013 – August 5, 2013
The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour is a fully supported, 173 mile bicycle tour event that provides everything you need along the way. Ride as a team or individual while raising money for the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. You’ll cross three of Washington’s most scenic passes in three days in what has become known as Washington’s best-supported “boutique” ride. More details at courageclassic.org
August 24, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Join us for the 10th annual RAPSody Bike Ride!
Experience some of the best riding that the Puget Sound region has to offer in a ride Outdoors Northwest includes in its Ten Classic Rides in the Northwest. RAPSody – Ride Around Puget Sound – starts in Tacoma, crosses the Narrows Bridge to Gig Harbor and follows paved trails and quiet back roads through five counties. You are treated to spectacular Northwest water and mountain views as you enjoy the company of fellow bicyclists on this two-day ride.
RAPSody Bike Ride is:
Challenging — Rolling hills add up to 9,600 feet of elevation gain
Friendly — 400 riders at an event hosted by bicyclists for bicyclists
Tasty — Yogurt parfaits, calzones, sandwich bar, fresh fruit
This ride is organized by five Washington bike clubs and all proceeds from this event are donated to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Check RAPSody website for more information: http://rapsodybikeride.com/index.html
RAPSody is organized by: BIKES of Snohomish County, Capital Bicycling Club of Olympia, Cyclists of Greater Seattle, Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club, and West Sound Cycling Club.
September 2, 2013
PROS is a Labor Day ride around the City of Seattle’s perimeter, literally. Water views and lofty hills dominate the route: 80 miles and 4,200 feet of gain. There is a shorter option of 60 miles and 2,700′ which eliminates the challenges of Seattle’s northern border.
The ride begins at Discovery Park and proceeds in a counter-clockwise direction, with three food stops for the full route and two for the short route, including a snack stop in Tukwila at about the 25-mile point, a no-host stop at Leschi and a snack stop at Matthews Beach.
Distance: About 80 miles for the full PROS, 56 for PROS Lite.
For more information: http://cyclistsofgreaterseattle.org/COGSContentPages/FramePROSinfo.shtml
September 7, 2013
Are you a bicyclist, runner or walker who enjoys pizza? Then the new event Pizza Pedal and Run in Bremerton is for you! Whether you want a century challenge or an easy family ride, walk or run, Pizza Pedal and Run has something for everyone. Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Ride, eat pizza, then go to Manette Fest for live music and family fun!
This event raises funds for Bremerton High student scholarships and teacher grants. Go to http://www.pizzapedal.com/ for more details.
September 8, 2013
Capital Bicycling Club’s Ride the South Sound starts and ends in Olympia’s beautiful Percival Landing Park on Budd Inlet. The routes (10,20,50, 60 and 100 miles) of this supported ride vary from low mileage family-friendly to challenging. Riders will enjoy spectacular views of southern Puget Sound’s waterways, frequent food stops, including an option to try several noteworthy bakeries/delis along the way. Good food will be served at the end of the ride for riders who have worked up an appetite and want to enjoy the company of other riders.
More information: http://capitalbicycleclub.org/