Updating to 2013
Northwest Tandem Rally – July 3-7, 2013 Five days of supported and unsupported tandem bike riding around Bellingham, WA.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — July 7 & 14, 2013 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Seattle to Spokane — July 6, 2013 This one-day ultra-endurance ride is similar to the Cannonball (see June calendar), but follows the more difficult route along US Highway 2. 284 miles. Presented by Redmond Cycling Club.
Belltown Full Cycle Bike Club Launch Party — July 10, 2013 A new program that provides access to the healthy lifestyle option of biking for the underserved and underrepresented groups in Belltown. Learn more about the program from 4 to 6 p.m. at Moda Community Lounge, 2312 Third Ave., Seattle. Presented by Full Cycle Bike Club.
World Naked Bike Ride – Seattle – July Tentative meet up for a ride around Seattle is the Olympic Sculpture Park Beach.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — July 14 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Seattle to Portland (STP) – July 12-13, 2014 Classic 200-mile bicycle ride in one or two days; registration caps at about 8,500. One of the top rides in the US. Cascade Bicycle Club. Sold out in April in 2010, so register early. SOLD OUT (check here for auctions/refunded tickets)
RedSpoke — July 17-21, 2013 Five-day, 300-mile fully supported bicycle tour from Redmond to Spokane; Rotary Club of Redmond
Cyclefest — July 18, 2013 At the Seward Park Ampitheatre. Features the best stage of the Tour de France (Stage 18) shown on the silver screen. Festivities start at 5 p.m. with family activities. Also, local racing series runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club.
Ride the Roza Century — July 20, 2013 Follows the historic Roza Canal through the Yakima Valley past vineyards and orchards. Four mileage options of 25, 50, 60 and 100 miles begins in Prosser. Rest stops and a barbecue meal at the finish. Presented by the Kiwanis.
Urban Bike Adventure – (no Seattle event in 2013) Two or three-person teams complete challenges and obstacles on their race around Seattle. Benefits World Bicycle Relief.
ALS Doubleday Bike Ride and Fundraiser — July 26-27, 2014 This two-day bike ride through the Skagit Valley raises money for the ALS Foundation to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease. Free overnight camping at Mount Vernon High School. Three mileage and difficulty options the first day and two options the second.
RAMROD – July 25, 2013 Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day; 154 miles, 10,000 feet of elevation gain; registration for lottery March 1 – 31, 2012; announcement April 12. Check website in mid-February for more information
Bark Fooey — see August A two-day Seattle to Vancouver bike tour with an overnight in the Bellingham area. Limited to 40 cyclists. Generally follows the RSVP route. Luggage sag to Bellingham and Vancouver; participants have to arrange transportation home.
Tour de Whatcom — July 27, 2013 Three mileage options for this bike ride — 25, 50 and 105 miles. Starts in Bellingham and tours rivers and lakes while in sight of snow-capped Mount Baker. Fund-raiser for Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.
Seattle Century — canceled The Seattle Century offers 50, 80 and 100-mile options. Starts and ends at Magnuson Park in Seattle and hits all the highlights on the Eastside, including a side trip to Snoqualmie Falls. Organized by Good Sport Promotion, Portland..
Spoke & Food – July 30, 2013 Bicyclists raise money by riding their bikes to one of the dozen or more participating restaurants; 20% of the dinner bill will be donated directly to the Family Works or Seattle, a food bank and resource center. This is Spoke & Food’s third year. Check participating restaurants at website.