Stinky Spoke — Jan. 25, 2020 The Stinky Spoke is a 16-mile ride over a mountain bike course in hills east of Sammamish River Trail. Presented by Rotary Club of Redmond.Traditionally one of the wettest and coldest days of the year. (See pictures from 2010 Stinky Spoke.) Begins at Willows Run Golf Complex • 10402 Willows Rd NE Redmond, WA
Washington Bike Summit — See April
Chilly Hilly — Feb. 23, 2020 The year’s first big ride by Cascade Bicycle Club. Loops around Bainbridge Island for 33 miles. Record-breaking ride in 2011 — see pics and story.
Willy Nilly (Same Day, Different Island) — Feb. 23, 2020 Avoid crowds and registration fees on this early season ride around Vashon Island. Starts at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle, ferry to Vashon, then choose a route around the island. No rest stops per se, but plenty of cafes, taverns, and coffee shops along the route, as well as 2 bike shops.
Mussels in the Kettle — March 7, 2020 A non-competitive mountain bike poker ride that starts in Coupeville and rolls out to Kettles Trails and Fort Ebey. Three routes of about 7, 9 and 11 miles — easy to expert. Meets at 501 South Main St Coupeville WA 98239. Presented by the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.
Seattle Bike Show — March 7-
8, 2020 (One-day only, March 7, due to coronavirus. Free admission.) The two-day event will be held at Century Link Field Event Center and presented by Cascadia Events. Bike parking will be available. Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gran Fondo Ephrata — March 15, 2020 A spring classic with options of 50 to 80 miles on central Washington back roads. Plenty of climbing for early season. Starts at Ephrata High School.
Seattle Bike Swap —
March 22, 2020 (Postponed to June 14) 100 vendors offer new and used bicycle related goods for sale. 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. at Exposition Hall, Seattle Center. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club.
Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride — March 21, 2020 A bike ride around La Conner with a bit of style.
Bike Works Auction and Dinner (Bikecitement!) —
March 22, 2020 (Posponed indefinitely due to coronavirus) Fund-raiser for non-profit that encourages youth to learn about repairing and using bicycles. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center.
Selected bike ride route books for Washington state