Stinky Spoke — Jan. 20, 2018 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. 3, 2018 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
Chilly Hilly — Feb. 25, 2018 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. 25, 2018 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.
Streets and Beets — See May calendar
Seattle Bike Show — March 3-4, 2018 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 3, 2018 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.
Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride — March 17, 2018 A bike ride around La Conner with a bit of style.
More Pi Day Ride — (TBA) March 18, 2017 To celebrate Pi Day, bicyclists will ride 31.54 miles along Chambers Bay in the Tacoma area. Starts at Cutters Point Coffee on 27th Street W. in University Place and continues through Steilacom to Dupont and returns. Presented by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club (TWBC); see map.
Ride to Remember Oso — (TBA) March 19, 2017 A road ride and trail ride to commemorate the tragic Oso mudslide in March 2014. Options include a 28-mile one-way road ride from Arlington to Darrington or a 6-mile one-way Whitehorse Trail ride from Fortson Hill Trailhead to Darrington. Both ride end at ceremonies in Darrington
Washington Bike Summit — See April 2018
Bike Works Auction and Dinner (Bikecitement!) — March 25, 2018 Fund-raiser for non-profit that encourages youth to learn about repairing and using bicycles. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center.
McClinchy Mile — See April 2018
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state