Updating to 2015
Northwest Tandem Rally – July 2-6, 2015 Five days of supported and unsupported tandem bike riding in and around Bellingham, WA, this year. Although geared to tandem riders, single bikes are welcome too. Hosted by the Mount Baker Bicycle Club.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — July 6 & 13, 2014 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
World Naked Bike Ride – Seattle – July Tentative meet up for a ride around Seattle is the Olympic Sculpture Park Beach.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — July 13, 2014 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 11-12, 2015 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 16-20, 2014 Five-day, 300-mile fully supported bicycle tour from Redmond to Spokane; Rotary Club of Redmond
Cyclefest — (No Cyclefest in 2014) At the Seward Park Amphitheatre. 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.
Tour de Peaks — July 19, 2014 Riders are offered options of 25-, 50- or 100-mile loops against the Cascades in the Snoqualmie Valley. Rest stops and a block party in North Bend are featured. Sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Early registration discounts before July 12.
Jedermann Gran Fondo – July 19, 2014 The Jedermann Gran Fondo is a timed 100, 66 & 30 (not timed) mile cycling ride and cycling festival that will start and finish in Cheney. The course will visit the back roads and farming communities of Sprague, Tokio, Harrington, Edwall and back to Cheney.
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.
New Belgium Brewing’s National Clips Beer & Film Tour – July 25, 2014 The Fort Collins, Colo.-based brewery will host a one-night film festival and beer tasting from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Gas Works Park, Seattle. A fund-raiser for Nature Consortium.
Ride to Timber! Outdoor Music Festival – July 24, 2014 A free supported ride from Gas Works Park in Seattle to the three-day Timber! Music Festival at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation.
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.
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 26, 2014 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.
Tour de Kitsap – July 27, 2014 These bike rides around Kitsap County feature three start locations — Silverdale Mall North, Bremerton Ferry and Kingston State Park. Ride options of 34, 50, 74 and 100 miles from each location, as well as a 10- and 20-mile ride from Silverdale. Themed rest stops and strawberry shortcake at finish. Presented by West Sound Cycling Club. (Registration)
Spoke & Food-- July 29, 2014 Bicyclists raise money by riding their bikes to one of the 20 participating restaurants; 20% of the dinner bill will be donated directly to the Outdoors for All Foundation. This is Spoke & Food’s fifth year. Check participating restaurants at website.
RAMROD – July 31, 2014 Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day; 154 miles, 10,000 feet of elevation gain; registration for lottery; announcement April 12. Check website in mid-February for more information