Updating to 2018
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — Sept. 3 and 17, 2017 Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Great Northwest Fall Tour— Sept. 3, 2017 Easy and challenging routes are offered in this bike tour starting at Newport City Park. Features rides of 15, 30, 50 or 85 miles. The 50- and 85- mile bike routes feature climbing. Benefits the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club.
MS 150 Bike Tour: Deception Pass Classic — Sept. 9-10, 2017 Deception Pass Classic is a two-day journey through Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. Fund-raiser for Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Passport to Pain— Sept. 9, 2017 A bike ride that visits most of Vashon Island’s challenging hills. Options of 30, 50, and 80 miles, but they’re measured in elevation gain — Weenie – 3,400 feet, Weasel – 6,500 feet, and Idiot – 10,000 feet. Riders get their passport stamped at stations along the way. A barbecue for all at the end of the ride. Presented by Vashon Island Rowing Club
SpokeFest — September 10, 2017 Family bike ride that features a 1-mile ride around Riverfront Park or 21-mile bike ride through Riverside State Park. Food, music and entertainment. Based in Spokane.
Ride to Joseph — September 11-13, 2015 The 200-mile ride leaves from Lewiston, Idaho, and heads into Washington state for most of the day until it reaches Wallowa Lake near Joseph, Oregon, for an overnight. The return trip follows the same course. Twin Rivers Cyclists
WaCanId Ride — Sept. 10-15, 2018 A 340-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Riders can begin in three locations — Sandpoint, ID, Creston or Nelson, BC. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop.
Cycle the WAVE — September 17, 2017 Women Against Violence Everywhere is sponsoring this all-women’s cycling experience benefiting domestic violence programs in Washington State. Four rides to accommodate all levels: Brave Sister -12 miles, Strong Sister — 29 miles, Fierce Sister – 46 miles and the Mighty Sister – 70 miles. Starts and ends at Bellevue College. Check out last year’s video.
Blazing Saddles — Aug. 5, 2017 The event offers four options for rides in the northeastern part of Washington in the area of Colville — 25-mile family ride, 40 miles, 65 miles, and 100 miles. Rider entry includes admission in Blazing Spoons, a chili cook-off. Rides begin at Northeast Washington Fairgrounds in Colville.
Kitsap Color Classic — September 23, 2018 Take the ferry over to the Kitsap Peninsula from Edmonds and choose among 7 bike route options of 14 to 64 miles (flat or hilly); Cascade Bicycle Club.
Reach the Beach — Sept. 30, 2017 Inaugural charity bike ride in Washington state for American Lung Association. The ride ends in Westport with starts in Cosmopolis (25 miles), Elma (44 miles), Olympia (80 miles) or Lacey (100 miles).
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state