Sierra Cascade – A 2,570-mile self-contained bicycle tour from San Diego to Bellingham, WA, passing through some of the western states most stunning national parks. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: May 25 – July 30, 2013.
Northwest Tandem Rally – The rally for tandem bicyclists will be held in Bellingham in 2013. Numerous pedaling adventures are planned, along with paddling events in Bellingham Bay, Nooksack River and Lake Whatcom. Dates: July 3-7, 2013
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. Dates: July 17-21, 2013. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Redmond for the 22nd year.
The 2013 Ride Around Washington (RAW) – About 400 miles of bicycling through eastern Washington, roughly between Canada and Oregon. Starts at Lake Osoyoos near the Canadian border and ends at Maryhill State Park on the Columbia River. Overnights include Leavenworth, where cyclists will spend two nights. Sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dates: Aug. 3-9, 2013. (Check Cascade website for details as they become available. Limited to 230 cyclists; registration begins Jan. 8 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 27 – Aug. 6, 2013.
San Juan Ramble Inn-to-Inn I – A 203-mile self-contained bicycle tour through the San Juan islands in the Puget Sound. Nightly stays at inns. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 7-14, 2013.
San Juan Ramble Inn-to-Inn II – A 203-mile self-contained bicycle tour through the San Juan islands in the Puget Sound. Nightly stays at inns. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: Sept. 15-22, 2013.
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. 24-Nov. 3, 2013.
WaCanId Ride – A 340-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Riders can begin in three locations – Sandpoint, ID, Creston or Nelson, BC. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop. Dates: September 2013 (tba).
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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 13-14, 2013.
Timmy’s Century – A two-day ride covering about 100 miles on the North Bend Rail Trail in West Virginia. Starts both days at the North Bend State Park lodge near Cairo. Raises money for Timmy’s Fund, a foundation to relieve the financial burdens of families who are undergoing treatment at WVU’s Children’s Hospital. Dates: Aug. 25-26, 2012.