Stinky Spoke — Jan. 23, 2016 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. 14, 2016 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
Chilly Hilly — Feb. 28, 2016 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.
Streets and Beets — See May calendar
Seattle Bike Show — March 5-6, 2016 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.
Mussels in the Kettle — March 12, 2016 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 6 south Main St Coupeville WA 98239. Presented by the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.
McClinchy Mile — March 20, 2016 The Snohomish County bike ride will be a memorial to the people affected by the Oso Landslide. The route will pass through the landslide zone on Highway 530 to Darrington on Saturday. Cyclists are encouraged to spend the night in the area and ride the Centennial Trail or Whitehorse Trail on Sunday. Sponsored by B.I.K.E.S. Club of Everett.
Bike Works Auction and Dinner — March 20, 2016 Fund-raiser for non-profit that encourages youth to learn about repairing and using bicycles. .
Washington Bike Summit — March 21-22, 2016 Sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the annual two-day summit brings together advocates for bicycling and safe streets with professionals in planning, design, engineering, health, education, business and tourism. Tacoma Convention Center. Registration required.
Pedal Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) — March 26, 2016 South Lake Washington loop, starting at Seward Park. Raises funds to address the problems of human trafficking. Presented by Women Against Violence Everywhere and Seattle Against Slavery.
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state