Free Bike – Seattle July 1-10, 2016. Ten days of bicycling and related activities throughout Seattle area. Presented by Seattle Bike Blog, Pedaler’s Fair and Swift Industries.
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — July 3, 10 and 17, 2016 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Seattle Night Ride — July 8, 2016 Costumes and decorated bikes are welcome for this after-dark ride from Gas Works Park, along the Burke Gilman Trail and across the University Bridge to Lake Union. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.
World Naked Bike Ride – Seattle — July (During Free Bike) Tentative meet up for a ride around Seattle is the Olympic Sculpture Park Beach.
Seattle to Portland (STP) — July 16-17, 2016 Classic 200-mile bicycle ride in one or two days; registration caps at about 10,000. One of the top rides in the US. Cascade Bicycle Club. Sold out in April in 2010, so register early.
RedSpoke — July 13-17, 2016 Five-day, 300-mile fully supported bicycle tour from Redmond to Spokane; Rotary Club of Redmond
Timber Outdoor Music Festival — July 14-16, 2016 Music and mountain biking at Tolt MacDonald County Park in Carnation.
Tour de Peaks — (Cancelled for 2016; will return in 2017) 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.
Tour de Whatcom — July 23, 2016 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.
ALS Doubleday Bike Ride and Fundraiser — July 30, 2016 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.
Spoke & Food-– July 26, 2016 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 Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. This is Spoke & Food’s fifth year. Check participating restaurants at website.
RAMROD — July 28, 2016 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
Ride Around Washington (RAW) — July 30 – Aug. 6, 2016 This fully supported bicycle tour rolls through the eastern Washington Inland Empire from Walla Walla to Metaline Falls. 70-75 miles per day; presented by Cascade Bicycle Club ( 230 rider limit )
Tour de Kitsap — July 31, 2016 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)
Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration — July 31, 2016 Three distance options of 10, 25 or 50 miles are available to participants. The rides start at the North Centennial Trailhead across from Mirabeau Point Park Meadows in Spokane Valley. Presented by ValleyFest.
Activis CF Cycle for Life – Seattle (Woodinville) — July 31, 2016 The Cycle for Life bike rides raise money for research and treatment for cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of some 30,000 adults and children in the US. The fund-raisers typically feature a one-day bike ride with several mileage options.