Press Release: Ride in the Rain Challenge starts Tuesday

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

Washington Bikes’ Ride in the Rain Challenge starts Tuesday, Nov. 1

Don’t let the weather slow your roll this November

SEATTLE, Wash. Oct. 27, 2016 –  Do you have what it takes to bike during Washington’s rainiest month?

This November 1-30, Washington Bikes is inviting everyone in the state of Washington to participate in the Ride in the Rain Challenge, a friendly competition amongst two-wheeled teams to bike as much as possible—for fun, for work or for just getting around town.

Participants log bike trips throughout the month of November while competing for prizes—and they might just discover that biking year-round can be fun, convenient and empowering.

More than 2,000 participants have already signed up for the Ride in the Rain Challenge and formed more than 300 teams. Washington Bikes will help get new and veteran riders rolling with encouragement, tips and resources, prize opportunities and fun events throughout November.

Upcoming events include:

  • Free Laundromat Takeover with Nikwax
    Thursday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.
    Lunar Laundry (700 NW 65th St Seattle, WA 98117)
  • Free Commuting in the Rain Class
    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    F5 Offices (401 Elliott Ave W Seattle, WA 98119)

Visit wabikes.org/events-rides/ to see more helpful events surrounding Ride in the Rain Challenge.

Participants are encouraged to share Ride in the Rain Challenge photos by tagging #RideinRain and @wabikes on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Registration is free and open to everyone in Washington, so form a team of friends or ride solo, and log your bike trips for a chance to earn prizes and bragging rights!

Visit wabikes.org/rideintherain to learn more and take the Challenge.

Ride in the Rain is made possible through the support of our sponsors REI, SKS, Ortlieb, Nikwax, Peddler Brewing Company and the University of Washington.

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About Washington Bikes
Washington Bikes believes people who bike make a difference. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights and work with public officials to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding for bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety, and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America since 2008. Cascade Bicycle Club is affiliated with Washington Bikes. To learn more, visit WAbikes.org.

Media Contact: Brent Tongco
Senior Director of Communications & Marketing
(206) 939-4307
brentt@wabikes.org

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