Across State Bicycle Tours: Washington

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2017

Washington

 Northwest Tandem Rally: Pedaling Around Puget Sound The 2017 tandem rally visits Seattle. Rides include outings to Bainbridge Island, a circumnavigation of Seattle, and a cruise through the metro area’s rural outskirts.   Dates: July 1-4, 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. Presented by Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 4-18, 2017.

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: Tour I – July 8-18, 2017; Tour II – July 22 – Aug. 1, 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 is open. Dates: July 19-23, 2017.

The 2017 Ride Around Washington (RAW) — Covering about 65 to 70 miles per day, this bike tour explores the state’s rural north. “Taking the High Road” features 4 mountain passes, rolling out from Metaline to La Conner. Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dates: July 29 to Aug. 5, 2017. (Check Cascade website for details as they become available. Limited to 230 cyclists; registration begins early January and usually fills up within hours.)

Climate Ride – Pacific Northwest — This wide-ranging ride visits the San Juan Islands, Victoria BC, and the Olympic Peninsula to support climate and environmental issues. 185 to 240 miles, with travel between locales by ferry boats. Dates: Aug. 3-7, 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.

 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 11-16, 2017. 

Washington Bicycle Ride — Presented by Bicycle Rides Northwest. Returning in 2018 (see Oregon and Idaho for 2017).

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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 10,000 bicyclists take one or two days to ride the 200 mile course from Seattle to Portland. Dates: July 15-16, 2017.

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