|Photo by Carla Gramlich|
Spring has sprung and flowers are emerging from the earth in showy colors. Why not enjoy the arrival of spring flowers with a couple of bike rides that celebrate daffodils and lilacs?
The 37thAnnual Daffodil Classic, organized by the Tacoma Wheelmen Bicycle Club, is on April 15 and over 200 riders are registered so far. This ride winds its way through the beautiful Orting valley and surrounding hills. There are four routes to choose from—enough to please families, recreational riders, and serious roadies. And there’s strawberry shortcake waiting for you at the finish line!
Inland Northwest cyclists welcome spring with the Lilac Century & Family Fun Ride on April 29. Organized by the Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club, this 19-year ride offers a variety of fun, scenic and challenging tours for every level of rider. There is also a tri-athlete’s bike/run “brick” option. All participants can partake in the baked-potato feed at the finish.
The Daffodil and Lilac rides are not only great early season biking opportunities, they also support statewide bicycle safety education, Safe Routes to School programming, and complete streets efforts with a contribution to Washington Bikes. We all benefit when you sign up for these rides!
Over twenty event rides support our mission to grow bicycling statewide. Check our Ride Calendar for other upcoming rides.