Across State Bicycle Tours: Washington

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, all dates are tentative


Cross Washington Mountain Bike Ride — On mostly gravel and single track, the route takes bikers from the Pacific Coast, over the Cascades, and across the scablands to Tekoa on the Idaho border. Long distances between services. Date: Grand Depart May 23, 2021.

 Northwest Tandem Rally: — Tandem bicycle riders are encouraged to visit this annual event that takes turns between Washington and Oregon. No ride in 2021 due to Covid-19 precautions; next ride based in Eugene, OR, in 2022. . Dates: 2022 TBA

Walla Wow — A ride through northern Oregon and southern Washington that visits Wallowa River Valley and the town of Walla Walla and its wineries. Starts in Walla Walla, with overnights in Elgin, Joseph (2), Field Springs State Park, Pomeroy, and back to Walla Walla. 406 total miles (with options).Presented by Bicycle Rides Northwest. Dates: June 19-26, 2021

Ride the Willapa — An overnight mass bike ride from Chehalis to as far as Pluvius on the Willapa Hills Trail for a metric century (shorter options available). Choice of camping at Rainbow Falls State Park or Willapa Hills Farm. Date: June 26-27, 2021

Olympic Discovery Trail– Mostly follows a rail-trail across the northern Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific. A 230-miles van-supported tour presented by Adventure Cycling. Dates: July 24-27, 2021 and July 29-Aug. 1, 2021

San Juan Islands — A weeklong inn-to-inn bicycle tour of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound coast. Presented by Adventure Cycling. Dates: Sept. 4-Sept. 11, 2021

RedSpoke sends cyclists 300 miles from Redmond to Spokane. The fully supported bicycle tour, limited to 100 riders, climbs the Cascades and catches prevailing tailwinds across the state.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Redmond. Registration is open. Dates: Ended

The 2021 Ride Around Washington (RAW) — A weeklong bicycle tour around a rural area of Washington. Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dates: (No ride in 2021; 2022 TBA) (Limited to 250 cyclists.)

Climate Ride  —  Raises funds and awareness for climate research. No Washington state ride in 2021. Check website for other rides in California, Oregon, and elsewhere.

Tour de FoxThe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research has created a virtual charity bike ride event. Pick a route and raise donations. Date: Aug. 28, 2021 (also virtual rides)

 WaCanId Ride A 370-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. 23,000 feet of elevation gain; route encompasses mountains, lakes, rivers and a long ferry ride. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop. Dates: Sept. 13-18, 2021

Pablove Across America– In 2020 the tour rolls south from Seattle, WA, to Bend, OR. It’s a fund-raiser to fight childhood cancer. Dates: 2021 TBA

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Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) is the largest multi-day cycling event in the Northwest. Up to 8,0000 bicyclists take one or two days to ride the 200 mile course from Seattle to Portland. Registration is early; this one fills up.  Dates: July 17-18, 2021

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