2016 (Updating to 2017)
Washington Cascades — From Portland to Bellingham, this van-supported tour travels through Mount Rainer National Park, Mount St. Helens, Lake Chelan, and North Cascades National Park. Dates: July 4-18, 2017.
Washington San Juan Islands — An inn to inn bicycle tour of the islands in Puget Sound presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 9-16, 2017.
Pacific Coast ensures a water view on the right side for 1,900 miles from Bellingham, Wash., to San Diego. This is a van-supported Adventure Cycling Association bike tour. Dates: Sept. 10-Oct. 20, 2017.
RedSpoke sends cyclists 300 miles from Redmond to Spokane. The fully supported bicycle tour, limited to 100 riders, climbs the Cascades and catches prevailing tailwinds across the state. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Redmond. Registration for 2014 is open. Dates: July 13-17, 2016.
Washington Bicycle Ride — Presented by Bicycle Rides Northwest, the fully supported bike ride is called Grape Vines and Mountain Climbs. The route starts by visiting the vineyards and hop farms around Yakima then climbs over the Cascades into the Pinchot National Forest. It ends with a runs through the Columbia river Scenic Gorge. Dates: July 16-23, 2016.
The 2016 Ride Around Washington (RAW) — Covering about 65 to 70 miles per day, this bike tour explores the Inland Empire from Walla Walla to Metaline Falls. Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dates: July 30 to Aug. 6, 2016. (Check Cascade website for details as they become available. Limited to 230 cyclists; registration begins early January and usually fills up within hours.)
Selkirk Splendor — A 378-mile loop around the base of the Selkirk Mountains takes cyclists into Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. Lakes, waterfalls, mountain vistas and many active small towns are on the agenda for this self-contained bicycle tour offered by the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 24 – Aug. 3, 2016.
Pacific Coast – North is a van-supported bike tour that follows the Pacific Coast from Bellingham, Washington, to Eugene, Oregon. Presented by the Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 10-27, 2016.
WaCanId Ride — A 370-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. 23,000 feet of elevation gain; route encompasses mountains, lakes, rivers and a long ferry ride. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop. Dates: September 12-17, 2016.
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The Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) is the largest multi-day cycling event in the Northwest. More than 8,000 bicyclists take one or two days to ride the 200 mile course from Seattle to Portland. Dates: July 16-17, 2016.