Washington Bicycle Ride Calendar — May

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Bike to work month — May 1-31, 2017  Check out bicycle commuting events in Seattle, Snohomish County, Tacoma-Pierce County, and Spokane.
Seattle Bike-n-Brews — May 7, 2017 Urban bike ride. Details to be announced. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.

May Day Metric Classic — Retired in 2017 Three bicycle rides around the south Sound, comprising 50-, 72-, and 100 miles. Begin and end at Phil’s South Side Cyclery in Federal Way. Some proceeds to Bike Alliance of  Washington and Orting Food Bank.

May Bike Month Ride May 6, 2017 A 29-mile bicycle ride from University Place to Gig Harbor and back to celebrate National Bike Month. Starts at 9 a.m. at Cutters Point Coffee on 27th Street W. in University Place. Presented by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club.

Ride Around Clark County — May 6, 2017  Four bicycle loops — 18 to 100 miles — pass plenty of Columbia River basin scenery. Starts at Clark College. Sponsored by Vancouver Bicycle Club

Camano Climb — May 6, 2017  Ride around Camano Island with views of the Cascades, Olympics, Saratoga Passage, and Port Susan. About 40 miles. Starts at Camano Country Club (map).

Lewis County Historical Ride — May 13, 2017 Four bicycling options through rural Lewis County. Views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier and stops at historic schools and churches. Starts in Chehalis. Presented by Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club.

Spring Classic Bike Ride May 13, 2017  Based in Skagit County, look for new routes in 2013. Check back with website for details. Starts at Bayview Elementary School, Burlington. Go for the famous cookies and spaghetti feed.

img0012Group Health Inland Empire Century — May 13, 2017   Starts in Richland and skirts Columbia and Yakima rivers through parks and over bridges. Four choices — 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles.

CycloFemme — May 14, 2017 A list of women-oriented bike rides scheduled for Mother’s Day as part of the CycloFemme celebration.

Ride of Silence — May 17, 2017 A series of memorial bike rides across the US that commemorate bicycle riders who have died in traffic. All the rides start at 7 p.m.  local time. Check the Ride of Silence schedule for rides in your area.

Bike to Work Day — May 19, 2017  Ride your bicycle to work or school; earn free stuff; sponsored in Seattle and Puget Sound region by Cascade Bicycle Club

May in the WayMay 20, 2017 Mountain biking in the Teanaway River area near Ellensburg. Presented by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

RH-Haul-ash-2016-11x17-poster-030416Haul Ash 2016 — May (tba) Redhook Brewery in Woodinville sponsors this ride from its facility in Woodinville to Fremont (and back) to commemorate the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. About 42 miles. After-party at the brewery. Proceeds benefit Hope Heart Institute. Online pre-registration; registration at 8 a.m. at the event. Go to Redhook website and search events..

Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — May 21 and 28, 2017 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park..

Your Canyon for a Day Bike Tour — May 21, 2017  The 35-mile bike ride follows scenic Yakima River canyon on a highway closed to cars for the event, so no worries for families. Same-day registration at the Roza Recreation Site at milepost 7 on SR 821.

Two-County Double Century — See June.

Tour de Cure – Seattle (Woodinville) May 21, 2017 Five bike rides, including a 15-mile family friendly ride, a 25-miler and more challenging 45-, 70-, and 100-mile routes. New venue — starts at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. The 100-mile bike course goes all the way to Granite Falls.  .

Gran Fondo Leavenworth — May 21, 2017  On the western slope of the Cascades, the 87-mile ride has 45 miles on gravel roads. Starts at Peshastin/Dryden Elementary School in Peshastin.

Viking Tour — May 21, 2017 Three options of 16, 30, and 59 miles on the Kitsap Peninsula, starting in Poulsbo. Benefits Rotary Club.

Columbia Gorge Explorer 2017 — May 26-29, 2017  The Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer is a Memorial Day weekend ride averaging about 60 miles a day through Washington and Oregon. Starts and end in Vancouver. No sag support. Presented by Portland Wheelmen.

Emerald City Bike Ride — May 28, 2017 Never-before routes along the Interstate 5 express lanes and the as-yet unopened SR 520 bridge across Lake Washington. Options of 21 or 8 miles. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.

7 Hills of Kirkland — May 29, 2017 The  annual bike ride features three routes up and over the hills of Kirkland alongside Lake Washington. The options comprise 38 miles, 59 miles and 99 miles. The ride is a benefit for Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing.

Flying Wheels — See June calendar  Several cycling options in the largest bike century event in Washington. Includes century (considered tune-up for 1-day STP in July) and metric century (tune up for 2-day STP); leave from Redmond; sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club. Also fund-raiser for Camp Korey at Carnation Farms.

 

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  1. Jack

    Just a “heads up” The date you have for the Tour de Lopez is wrong. It’s posted as the 25th of April, but that’s a Tuesday. The Official site has it on the Saturday the 23rd.

    Glad all of this in one place. Thanks for your time and energy.

    1. Gene Bisbee

      Thanks, Jack. Those were all dates for 2015. Everything is up to date now.

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