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 opportunies.
Gigantic Bicycle Festival — Virtual event in August
July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020 The annual event, usually held at Centennial Park in Snoqualmie, will be held online in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Online entertainment has been lined up and a month of ride challenges and prizes also are planned.
Tri Cities CF Cycle for Life (Richland) — Aug. 1, 2020 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. 1, 2020 The ride starts at the Colville City Park and participants can choose from three options — 42, 68 or 100 miles. The ride shares the park with the Annual Rendevous Days, which will be open to cyclists. Presented by Rotary Club of Colville. #
Tour de Lavender —
Aug. 1, 2020 Cancelled 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). #
Ride the Hurricane — Aug. 2, 2020 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
Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — Suspended Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park.
Virtual event Aug. 8, 2020 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 for August 8, 2020.
High Pass Challenge —
Aug. 31, 2020 Cancelled 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. 15, 2020 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. Well-stocked rest stops are located about every 15 miles. Proceeds benefit the WhidbeyHealth Foundation.
Sufferin’ Summits — Aug. 15, 2020 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.
Viking Tour — Aug. 22, 2020 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
Aug. 21-22, 2020 Cancelled Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party; 183 miles; Cascade Bicycle Club. #
Mary Bridge Children’s Courage (formerly Courage Classic) —
August 29-30, 2020 (Event has been cancelled. 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. #
Climate Ride – Pacific Northwest — None in 2019 This wide-ranging 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