Due to the coronavirus outbreak, please doublecheck your ride as it may have been cancelled or postponed. Many charity bike rides are offering alternative fund-raising opportunities.
Chilly Hilly (Summer edition) — Aug. 1, 2021 Same route and hills but warmer temperatures are anticipated for this bike ride around Bainbridge Island. Normally scheduled for wintertime, the ride was delayed for pandemic restrictions in 2021. Presented b the Cascade Bicycle Club.
Ride the Hurricane –Aug. 1, 2021 This bike ride summits Hurricane Ridge Road in the Olympic National Park. The course up Hurricane Ridge Road is open to bicycles-only for this special event from 7 a.m. until noon; rest stops are available along the route. Part of the proceeds go to the Olympic National Park Fund to keep Hurricane Ridge open during the winter months
Tri Cities CF Cycle for Life (Richland) — 2021 is a virtual event. 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. #
Blazing Saddles Bike Ride –Aug. 7, 2021 The ride starts at the Colville City Park and participants can choose from three options — 42, 68 or 100 miles. Also check for a virtual event. Presented by Rotary Club of Colville. #
Obliteride — Virtual event for 2021 launched in 2013 to benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Due to coronavirus, in-person events will be replaced with individual rides, walks, runs or participants can choose their own challenge. Organizers are planning an exciting and inspirational virtual celebration
Tour de Lavender — Aug. 7, 2021 A metric century and family fun ride that starts at 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim and tours the lavender farms in the vicinity. Part of Pedal Power Weekend that pairs with Ride the Hurricane. Benefits the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Olympic Discovery Trail). #
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — 2021 TBALake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Sufferin’ Summits — Aug. 12, 2021 Described as “A Special Kind of Stupid…”, the bicycling event features three bike routes through the Issaquah Alps. Three routes: 16, 32, and 56 miles featuring 2070′, 4539′, and 8266′ of elevation gain. . Starts and ends at Tibbetts Park in Issaquah.
High Pass Challenge — Canceled in 2021; returns in 2022 Breathtaking 114-mile ride through the Gifford Pinchot Wilderness Area, including the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; 7,500-foot elevation gain. Starts in Packwood. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club. #
Spokane Summer Parkways — Ongoing. Howard Street from Riverfront Park to Corbin Park will be closed to all motor-vehicle traffic for Spokane’s version of Ciclovia. (See also The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 14.)
Tour de Whidbey — Aug. 21, 2021 The bike ride features mileage options of 33, 50, 67, 100, or 162 miles, as well as a flat 10-mile route for beginners. Rides start at Coupeville Middle/High School. Six distance options from 162 to 10 miles. Well-stocked rest stops are located about every 15 miles.
Squeaky Wheels’ Bike for Pie — Aug. 22, 2021 A family bike ride on the east side of Bainbridge Island; a longer, unsupported route is available. In either case, plan for pie at the finish. Presented by Squeaky Wheels – Bainbridge Bicycles Advocates.
Gigantic Bicycle Festival — Aug. 27-28, 2021 The annual event combines music and bicycling at Centennial Park in Snoqualmie. Featuring a 100-mile and 50-mile bike ride in 2021.
Mary Bridge Children’s Courage (formerly Courage Classic) — Aug. 28-29, 2021 Organizers may create a virtual event to raise funds for this cause) A two-day, one mountain pass charity bike ride benefiting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network. Ride from Cle Elum to Leavenworth over Blewett Pass on day one, then return to Cle Elum over Old Blewett Pass on day two. #
Viking Tour — Virtual ride in 2021 Three options of 16, 30, and 59 miles on the Kitsap Peninsula, starting in Poulsbo. Benefits Rotary Club.
Ride Around Clark County — See July calendar
Chuckanut Classic — Canceled in 2021; future uncertain The northern Washington bike ride event features four options from 25, 38, 62, and 100 miles. Sponsored by the Mount Baker Bike Club in Bellingham. #
Climate Ride – Pacific Northwest — August 2022 (Dates TBA) Bike ride visits the San Juan Islands, Victoria BC, and the Olympic Peninsula to support climate and environmental issues. 185 to 240 miles, with travel between locales by ferry boats.
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state