Washington Bicycle Calendar — April

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Gran Fondo Goldendale — April 16, 2023  Ninety miles, plenty of climbing, from Goldendale High School. Presented by Vicious Cycle.

Daffodil Classic – April 16, 2023 Two routes — a family-friendly, paved trail option, up to 40 miles on the Foothills Trail and a 40 mile Route that takes you off the trail and onto the country roads of Buckley, Lake Tapps and down the exhilaratingly steep Lakeland hills trail. Coincides with the Daffodil Festival in Pierce County. Presented by Tacoma Washington Bicycle Club (TWBC); starts in Orting.

Tulip Pedal — 2023 to be announced Several options of 20, 40 or 60 miles of cycling; associated with Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. La Conner Elementary School complex, 512 N. 6th St., in lovely La Conner, Washington.

Emerald City Bike Ride – 2023 to be announced  Ride the new WA 99 tunnel. Riders will start at Pyramid Alehouse and take the Tunnel north, pedal through Fremont, with stop in Gas Works Park for a free food stop, before hopping on the I-5 express lanes heading back to the finish line celebration.About 12 miles. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.

Celebrate Trails Day — April 22, 2023 Celebrate Trails Day (formerly Opening Day for Trails) is an annual spring celebration of America’s trails. Started by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2013, the celebration encourages people all across the country to get outside and enjoy the nation’s exceptional trails and trail systems.

Gamble Graveler – Night Owl Cycling — April 23, 2023  Riders choose their distance from 20, 40 and 60 miles of 90% gravel road and 10% easy single track.  Competitive and noncompetitive fields. Port Gamble trail system in North Kitsap County. Use the Uplands Trailhead. Map

Bike Tour Lopez Island — April 29, 2023 Rural road tour with marked short and long routes (3.1, 5, 10, 18 and 31 miles), on public county roads through the scenic landscape of Lopez. It is typically preceded by the Bite of Lopez on Friday evening – music, tapa type dishes, and regional beer. Saturday is the ride, a BBQ lunch, more music and beer, plus ride related items for purchase. (early registration starts January; this one sells out) #

Ride for Major Taylor — April 23, 2023 Bike ride presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club is a fund-raiser for the Major Taylor Project. The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development cycling program focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to the recreation of cycling. Options of 65 or 25 miles. The Major Taylor Project currently serves schools in Puget Sound region.

McClinchy Mile Camano Climb — April 30, 2023 Choose from four routes, starting either in Arlington or Stanwood (the Stanwood start is for the Camano) .  Sponsored by BIKES Club of Snohomish County.

Spring Lake Chelan Tour Lite — April 28-30, 2023 A 3-day weekend bike ride around Lake Chelan. Daily options run from 37 miles with an elevation gain of 2,800 feet to 56 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing. Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

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    • Tammy Fawcett on April 19, 2023 at 5:35 pm
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    Is there a 2023 Tulip Pedal? I can’t find any info about it anywhere online.

    1. Unfortunately, I haven’t found anything at the Tulip Festival website, and a Tulip Pedal website appears to be for sale.
      I’ll keep checking, but I’m afraid it’s a bicycling event that bit the dust.

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