Epilepsy Foundation ride — January A New Year’s Day bike ride to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. Options of 4, 9.5 or 24 miles. Starts at the downtown Eatonville Visitor’s Center. Starts between 10 a.m. and noon; presented by Eatonville Outdoor.
Stinky Spoke — Jan. 12, 2013 The Stinky Weather Poker Run is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course to collect playing cards. Best hand wins. Traditionally the wettest and coldest day of the year. Benefits the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Starts 9 a.m. at Red Hook Brewery, Woodinville. (See pictures from 2010 Stinky Spoke.)
Seattle Bike Swap — Feb. 10 2013 100 vendors offer new and used bicycle related goods for sale. 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 225 Mercer St. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club
Transportation Advocacy Day – Feb. 12, 2013 Lobby your legislators to support Neighborhood Safe Speeds (SHB 1217), Safe and Flexible Street Design bill (HB 1700), and other transportation issues near and dear.
Chilly Hilly — Feb. 24, 2013 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.
Mussels in the Kettle — March 2, 2013 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. Presented by the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.
Streets and Beets – See May calendar
Seattle Bike Expo – March 9-10, 2013 Technically not a ride, but it’s a huge event and it’s all about cycling. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal 91, Seattle [consider Elliott Bay Trail (Terminal 91 bike path)]. Organized by Cascade Bicycle Club.
McClinchy Mile – March 16, 2013 Three bicycle loops — 34-mile flat and scenic or 48 miles to Granite Falls or 52 miles to Stanwood — through Snohomish County that begin in Arlington; sponsored by BIKES of Everett.
Adventure Cycling reception — March 20, 2013 Folks from Adventure Cycling Association, Swift Industries (makers of panniers), and Bicycle Alliance of Washington are holding a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ballard. RSVP to Beth Petersen, email@example.com or
800-755-2453 x211, by March 18.
Bike Works Auction and Dinner — March 24, 2013 Fund-raiser for non-profit that encourages youth to learn about repairing and using bicycles. Herban Feast, 3200 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98134.
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