Events & Rides

Our calendar lists events, rides and meetings of interest to bicyclists in Washington. Rides highlighted in RED make a contribution (typically a dollar per rider) to us.  When you sign up for one of these rides, you are supporting policies that promote bicycling, safer streets for riding, Safe Routes to School programs, and much more.  Visit About Us to learn more about what we do.

Please use our Event Submission Form if you would like us to include your meeting, ride or event on our calendar.


Upcoming Events › Rides that Support WA Bikes

August 2, 2014 – August 4, 2014

Courage Classic Bicycle Tour

Courage ClassicThe Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, in its 23rd year, is known as the best supported ride in the State of Washington. The ride climbs over three Cascade passes over three days, offering plenty of great scenery.

New this year on the Courage Classic is the optional “Fat Tire First Day.”  Riders can choose a lightly supported off-road route over Snoqualmie Pass that follows the John Wayne Trail through tree canopy, past waterfalls, through a 2-mile tunnel and along the shores of Lakes Keechelus and Easton. Road bikes follow the traditional route up the pass following the challenging 3-mile climb up beautiful, forested Denny Creek Road to the summit.

Days two and three offer more great rest stops, summit climbs and fast descents through Washington’s Cascade Mountains. The day two overnight is a favorite hosted in Leavenworth, the fantastical Bavarian Village. Highlights include tubing in Icicle Creek, slow-cooked BBQ dinner, local micro-brews, and an evening program that celebrates the riders and the cause.

The Courage Classic Bicycle Tour was created as a fundraising ride to support the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.  They also support growing bicycling statewide with a contribution to Washington Bikes.

Registration for the ride is open now. More info at

*This ride supports statewide bicycle advocacy and education efforts with a contribution to Washington Bikes.

Start: August 2, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 4, 2014 4:30 pm

August 23, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Gigantic Bicycle Festival

anteater_and_bicycleThe 2014 Gigantic Bicycle Festival takes over Centennial Fields Park in Snoqualmie, Washington for the weekend of August 23rd & 24th. A supported road bike ride leaves Magnuson Park on Saturday August 23rd, to have riders arriving at the festival grounds during the afternoon Saturday. Riders, as part of their registration fee, get a full weekend pass to the Gigantic Bicycle Festival, and free admission to all Bike Reels and Inky Spokes events, along with a full zip bike jersey following the Gigantic Bicycle Festival poster design.

Register as a Team Rider for Washington Bikes and Gigantic will donate 15% of your registration fee to Washington Bikes. Select Washington Bikes as your team and use the password “washingtonbikes.”

Start: August 23, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Snoqualmie, WA, United States

September 1, 2014

PROS: Perimeter Ride of Seattle


 Labor Day, September 1, 2014

Discovery Park, North Parking Lot
Check In: 8am     Departure: PROS – 8:30am; PROS Lite – 8:45am

Spend Labor Day touring the city of Seattle by bike on PROS: Perimeter Ride of Seattle! Great cityscapes, Puget Sound views and lofty hills dominate this ride, which is organized by the Cyclists of Greater Seattle (COGS) as a fundraiser for Washington Bikes. The full PROS route is 80+ miles with 4200 feet of elevation gain. PROS Lite is a shorter ride of 60 miles and 2700 feet of elevation gain. The ride begins at Discovery Park north parking lot and proceeds in a counter-clockwise direction, with two snack stops and lunch for the full route. PROS lite has one snack stop and lunch.

Registration:  $35 by August 25; $40 after

Early registrants will be entered into prize drawings for a Washington Bikes jersey made by Castelli USA and a custom bike sketch by Seattle artist Andy Goulding.




Start: September 1, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Discovery Park
Seattle, WA, United States

September 7, 2014

Ride the South Sound

RSS ride Logo ThumbnailNow in its third year, Ride the South Sound starts and ends at Harbor House, located in downtown Olympia’s beautiful Percival Landing Waterfront Park on Budd Inlet.  From the family friendly 10-mile route to the challenging 100-mile route, enjoy views of Puget Sound’s waterways, farmlands, and forests as you explore the peninsulas around Olympia.  RSS is organized by the Capital Bicycling Club and you’re guaranteed of well-spaced food stops as well as opportunities to visit several local bakeries and delis. On your return to Harbor House, enjoy a shower and join your fellow riders for an after-ride celebration and food. Learn more about the ride:

*This ride supports statewide bicycle advocacy and education efforts with a contribution to Washington Bikes.

Start: September 7, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 7, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Percival Landing Park
405 Coilumbia St NW, Olympia, WA, United States

September 20, 2014

Blazing Saddles

copy-BlazingSaddles_Web_BannerReady for some heat?

We  saved the best ride in the Pacific Northwest, Blazing Saddles, for September 20, 2014 (when things really heat up around here!), and if the ride itself isn’t hot enough for you the chili cook-off at the finish line will be!

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colville, Blazing Saddles is a fully supported ride with rest and food stops as well as mechanical and medical sweeps throughout the course.

All route options begin by taking you down scenic Colville Valley roads with longer routes winding through outlying areas. Should you choose the century option you will head north along Lake Roosevelt, cross the river near the Canadian border, then head south on rolling terrain through forest and ranches, finishing with a fun descent back into Colville. Shorter routes have similar scenery and there are plenty of options to shorten or lengthen your particular ride.

All routes finish at Blazing Ladles, the Chili Cook-off, at the NE Washington Fairgrounds in Colville. Each registrant receives a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt and a numbered rider wristband which also provides admission to the cook-off. Friends and family are encouraged to come cheer you at the finish line where additional meal tickets can be purchased.

*This ride supports statewide bicycle advocacy and education efforts with a contribution to Washington Bikes.

Start: September 20, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: NE Washington Fairgrounds
Colville, WA, United States
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