Updating to 2019
Blazing Saddles Bike Ride —
Aug. 4, 2018 2019 TBA The ride starts at the Colville city park, and participants can choose from three options — 45, 68 or 100 miles. The ride shares the park with the Annual Rendevous Days, which will be open to cyclists. Colville Yep Kanum Park, 356 E. Dominion, Colville
Tour de Lavender — Aug. 3, 2019 A metric century and family fun ride that starts at 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim and tours the lavender farms in the vicinity. Part of Pedal Power Weekend that pairs with Ride the Hurricane. Benefits the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Olympic Discovery Trail).
Ride the Hurricane —
Aug. 5, 2018 2019 TBA This bike ride summits Hurricane Ridge Road in the Olympic National Park. The course up Hurricane Ridge Road is open to bicycles-only for this special event from 7 a.m. until noon; rest stops are available along the route. Part of the proceeds go to the Olympic National Park Fund to keep Hurricane Ridge open during the winter months.
Reform Ride for Refugees –
Aug. 11, 2018 2019 TBA Silverdale. In its second year, this ride supports Lutheran Community Services Northwest’s refugee resettlement work in the Puget Sound region.
Obliteride — Aug. 10, 2019 The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center benefits from this charity bike ride launched in 2013. Three mileage options are offered in the Seattle area: 25, 50, and 100 miles. Rides start at UW Parking Lot E1, end at Gas Works Park. Check out the pre-ride party on Aug. 9.
Tri Cities CF Cycle for Life (Richland) — Aug. 3, 2019 The Cycle for Life bike rides raise money for research and treatment for cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of some 30,000 adults and children in the US. The fund-raisers typically feature a one-day bike ride with several mileage options.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — August 19 and 26, 2018 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park
RSVP I and II — Aug. 23-24, 2019 Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party; 183 miles; Cascade Bicycle Club. (No registrations after July 7, 2019)
Spokane Summer Parkways — Ongoing. Howard Street from Riverfront Park to Corbin Park will be closed to all motor-vehicle traffic for Spokane’s version of Ciclovia. (See also The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 14.)
Gigantic Bicycle Festival — August 24-26, 2018 The celebration of bicycle culture sets up in Centennial Park in Snoqualmie. Features camping, bike builders, music, outdoor films Friday night, art & installation, a century and a 50 mile bike ride, cyclocross, a family Sunday ride to Bybee Blueberry Farm and more.
Free Bike – Seattle Aug. 18- Sept. 22, 2018 Bicycling and bicycle related activities throughout Seattle area. Presented by Seattle Bike Blog, Pedaler’s Fair and Swift Industries.
Tour de Lentil — August 17-18, 2018 (See Lentil Festival home page) The ride held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival features metric and half-metric bike routes. Leaves from Pullman City Park and winds through the rolling Palouse terrain of eastern Washington. BenefitsÂ Washington State University Cycling Club..
Tour de Whidbey — Aug. 18, 2018 The bike ride features mileage options of 30, 40, 50 or 100 miles, as well as a flat 10-mile route for beginners. Rides start at either Greenbank Farm or Coupeville Middle/High School. Well-stocked rest stops are located about every 15 miles. Proceeds will go toward purchase of a new MRI for the Whidbey General Hospital.
Ride Around Clark County — See July calendar
Cycle and Ciders — Aug. 25, 2018 The bike tour visits Vashon Island where participants will visit the famous “Bicycle Tree”, Dragon’s Head Cider, and Nashi Orchards. Leaves from Port Defiance Ferry Terminal. Presented by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club.
Mary Bridge Children’s Courage (formerly Courage Classic) — August 25, 2018 Choose from four bicycling events: Rainier Fat Tire Ride (Eatonville); Cascade Cruiser (Eatonville); Tahoma Half Century (Eatonville); Northwest Brew Thru (144 miles, Centralia). Fund-raiser for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Sufferin’ Summits — Aug. 25, 2018 Described as “A Special Kind of Stupid…”, the bicycling event features three bike routes through the Issaquah Alps. They are the Quarter, 15 miles with 2,100 feet elevation gain; Half, 33 miles with 4,700 feet gain; and Full, 55 miles with 8,500 feet gain. Starts and ends at Tibbetts Park in Issaquah.
Chuckanut Classic — Aug. 26, 2018 The northern Washington bike ride event features five options from 25 to 124 miles (double metric century), including a standard 100-miler. Sponsored by the Mount Baker Bike Club in Bellingham.
High Pass Challenge — Aug. 27, 2018 Breathtaking 114-mile ride through the Gifford Pinchot Wilderness Area, including the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; 7,500-foot elevation gain. Starts in Packwood. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club.
Climate Ride – Pacific Northwest — None in 2019 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.
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state