Green Mountain New Year’s Ride — Jan. 1, 2019 Mountain bike ride leaving Green Mountain Wildcat Trailhead beginning at 8 a.m. Backcountry Horsemen will hold a Pancake Breakfast at Horse Camp to raise trail maintenance funds. Donations requested. Come early, as it’s first-come, first served.
Stinky Spoke — Feb. 9, 2019 The Stinky Spoke is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course in hills east of Sammamish River Trail. New tour operators in 2019 — Rotary Club of Redmond. Check website for tour details as Redhook Brewery venue has closed. Traditionally one of the wettest and coldest days of the year. (See pictures from 2010 Stinky Spoke.)
Washington Bike Summit — Feb. 11 and 12, 2019 The Summit features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, guided workshops, lunches and opportunities for networking with other cyclists.
Seattle Bike Show — Feb. 16 – 17, 2019 The two-day event will be held at Century Link Field Event Center and presented by Cascadia Events. Bike parking will be available. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chilly Hilly — Feb. 24, 2019 The year’s first big ride by Cascade Bicycle Club. Loops around Bainbridge Island for 33 miles. Record-breaking ride in 2011 — see pics and story.
Willy Nilly (Same Day, Different Island) — Feb. 24, 2019 Avoid crowds and registration fees on this early season ride around Vashon Island. Starts at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle, ferry to Vashon, then choose a route around the island. No rest stops per se, but plenty of cafes, taverns, and coffee shops along the route, as well as 2 bike shops.
Mussels in the Kettle — March 2, 2019 A non-competitive mountain bike poker ride that starts in Coupeville and rolls out to Kettles Trails and Fort Ebey. Three routes of about 7, 9 and 11 miles — easy to expert. Meets at 501 South Main St Coupeville WA 98239. Presented by the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.
Stinky Spoke — March 9, 2019 (Rescheduled from Feb. 9 cancellation due to weather) The Stinky Spoke is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course in hills east of Sammamish River Trail. The new tour operator in 2019 is the Rotary Club of Redmond. This is a poker ride, with prizes awarded for best hands acquired over the course of the ride. Starts and finishes at Redmond City Hall. Cost is $55 and it includes a Stinky Spoke beanie and pint glass. The morning starts with free coffee and mini-bagels, with hot chocolate and other goodies along the ride. A covered (large tent) celebration afterwards at Redmond City Hall where everyone will receive one free drink ticket courtesy of PostDoc Brewery. See video.
Seattle Bike Swap — March 10, 2019 100 vendors offer new and used bicycle related goods for sale. 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. at Magnuson Park, Hangar 30. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club.
Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride — March 16, 2019 A bike ride around La Conner with a bit of style.
Gran Fondo Ephrata — March 17, 2019 A spring classic with options of 50 to 80 miles on central Washington back roads. Plenty of climbing for early season. Starts at Ephrata High School. #
Bike Works Auction and Dinner (Bikecitement!) — March 24, 2019 Fund-raiser for non-profit that encourages youth to learn about repairing and using bicycles. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center.
McClinchy Mile — See April 28, 2019
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state