Washington Bicycle Ride Calendar — August

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 2019

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. #

Blazing Saddles Bike Ride — Aug. 3, 2019 The ride starts at the Colville City Park and participants can choose from three options — 42, 68 or 100 miles. The ride shares the park with the Annual Rendevous Days, which will be open to cyclists. Presented by Rotary Club of 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 HurricaneAug. 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.

Bike for PieSept. 16, 2018 2019 TBA   This Bainbridge Island bike ride features options of 10 and 32 miles; the longer route includes a second pie stop. Presented by SqueakyWheels.

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. 

ObliterideAug. 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. #

High Pass Challenge — Aug. 12, 2019 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. #


Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — 2019 TBA Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.

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 Bike Fest poster 2014

Gigantic Bike Fest poster 2014

Gigantic Bicycle Festival — August 2019 (dates to be announced)  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 2019 TBA Bicycling and bicycle related activities throughout Seattle area. Presented by Seattle Bike Blog, Pedaler’s Fair and Swift Industries.

Tour de Lentil — August 16 or 17, 2019 (See Lentil Festival home page for date) 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. Benefits Washington State University Cycling Club..

Tour de Whidbey — Aug. 17, 2019The 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 CidersAug. 25, 2018 (2019 TBA) 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.

RSVP — Aug. 23-24, 2019 Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party; 183 miles; Cascade Bicycle Club. (No registrations after July 7, 2019) #

Mary Bridge Children’s Courage (formerly Courage Classic) — August 24-25, 2019  A two-day, one mountain pass charity bike ride benefiting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network.  Ride from Cle Elum to Leavenworth over Blewett Pass on day one, then return to Cle Elum over Old Blewett Pass on day two. #

Sufferin’ Summits — Aug. 17, 2019 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. 25, 2019 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. #

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.  

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2 comments

  1. Hi could you please add the annual Tour de Kitsap, July 31st, 2016 to this year’s Puget Sound rides.
    Thanks very much,
    Rick Feeney (360-731-9609), TDK Coordinator

    Tour de Kitsap (TDK) – July 31st, 2016 This wonderful ride truly is a tour of the Kitsap peninsula. Introducing the awesome backroads. The routes run from Bremerton to Kingston and all Central & North Kitsap areas inbetween. There are numerous loops, running from 8, 20, 32, 45, 52, 73, to 100 miles. The main start/finish hub is at the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale, with alternate starts near the Bremerton and Kingston ferry landings. Its renknowned for its themed rest stops. This ride is sponsored by the West Sound Cycling Club (www.westsoundcycling.com).

  2. Hi y’all! The Blazing Saddles ride (blazing100.org) date can be updated to August 3, 2019 in Colville, WA . The rides this year will be the North Columbia series (our original and a crowd favorite!) 42, 68, and 100 miler. Still pending: possibly a family-focused ride of 20 mile length. All funds raised go toward Rotary Club of Colville which funds community service in local projects of child literacy, leadership development, polio prevention worldwide, and more. Thank you for sharing this calendar of great rides!

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