Summer weather has finally arrived and bike riding season is in full swing! These upcoming rides support the Bicycle Alliance’s efforts to grow bicycling in Washington State:
|Tour de Kitsap photo by Lee Derror.|
Enjoy the scenery and backroads of Kitsap Peninsula by bicycle on Tour de Kitsap on July 29. There are four routes ranging from moderately hilly to challenging, plus a Family Run Ride to choose from. A post-ride rootbeer float and complimentary shower are available at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. Thanks to West Sound Cycling Club for supporting us with this ride.
The Courage Classic, August 4-6, is a fundraiser for the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. This three-day, 173-mile, fully supported tour travels over Snoqualmie, Blewett and Stevens Passes. This is a bike tour, not a race, so take your time and enjoy the scenery, make new friends and take advantage of the Rotary Rider Rest Stops along the way.
RAPsody, Ride Around Puget Sound, is August 25-26. This two-day ride offers 170 miles of rolling hills, plenty of Northwest scenery, and well-stocked food stops. Organized by five Puget Sound bike clubs, all ride proceeds benefit the Bicycle Alliance. Read an earlier post about this ride.
|PROS photo by Louise Kornreich.|
PROS, Perimeter Ride of Seattle, is September 3. Water views and lofty hills dominate this ride as it covers 80 miles with 4200 feet of gain. A PROS Lite route covers 60 miles with 2700 feet of gain. Thanks to Cyclists of Greater Seattle for organizing this ride as a benefit for the Bicycle Alliance.
Ride the Oregon Coast September 9-14 on The People’s Coast Classic. This fully supported charity ride for the Arthritis Foundation features rugged coasts, secluded beaches, lighthouses, quaint towns and amazing viewpoints. Can’t spare an entire week? There are two- and four-day ride options available.
Our Ride Calendar is a unique list of events that support our mission to grow bicycling statewide. When you sign up for one of these rides, you are supporting policies to promote bicycling, safer streets for riding, Safe Routes to School programs, and much more.