Washington Bicycle Ride Calendar — May

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Updating to 2021

Due to uncertainties regarding Covid-19 precautions, double check the date of your ride event.

7 Hills of Kirkland — All May 2021 Instead of the seven hills ride, this year’s fund-raiser for the Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing features a month-long list of games and contests, and prizes for mileage.

Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — 2021 TBA Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park..
Seattle Bike-n-Brews — 2021 TBA   Urban bike ride, from Georgetown to Tukwila along the Duwamish and Green River trails. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.

Gran Fondo of Yakima Valley — 2021 TBA The bike ride covers 82 miles — including 21 miles of gravel — with 5,600 feet of elevation gain. Views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams, as well as Yakima River canyon. Presented by Yakima Basin Velo. Starts in Naches.

Inland Empire Century May 7, 2022 Inland Empire Century (IEC) ride and Bike Expo. Cycle along the Columbia and Yakima rivers, through parks, and over bridges. Rest stops provided with food/beverage. Experienced sag support. Bike Expo after-ride festivities with free prizes and live music. Free pre-ride meal Friday evening and post ride meal Saturday. Choose an easy 25 miles or challenging 50, 75 or 100 mile routes. Ride Day at Camp Kiwanis in Columbia Park, 6007 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA.  

Lewis County Historical Ride — May 8, 2021 Four bicycling options — 20 to 100 miles — through rural Lewis County. Views of Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams and Mount Rainier and stops at historic schools and churches.  Starts in Chehalis. Ample parking. Presented by Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club.#

Spring Classic Bike Ride 2021 TBA Based in Skagit County, look for new routes. Check back with website for details. Starts at Bayview Elementary School, Burlington. Go for the famous cookies and spaghetti feed.

Inland Empire Century — May 8, 2021 Routes skirt the Columbia and Yakima rivers – through parks and over bridges – and return to the traditional route in the Horse Heaven Hills. Ride options are from an easy 25 miles to challenging 50, 75 or 100 mile tours. All routes showcase the scenic beauty of the lower Yakima/Columbia River valley with its vineyards, wheat fields and fruit orchards. (Ride listing also on Facebook)

CycloFemme-Bellingham — 2021 TBA Meet at Café Velo for a ride on local bike paths. See CycloFemme for a list of women-oriented bike rides scheduled for Mother’s Day as part of the CycloFemme celebration.

Gig Harbor Tour Lite — May 14-16, 2021 Three days of riding in rural Pierce and Kitsap counties. Mileage options each day ranging to Orting in the east and Dupont in the south. Presented by Cascade Bicycle Club.

Lilac Century & Family Fun ride May 16, 2021  Bike ride options of 12 miles to 100 miles. Meets at Creekside Elementary School in Mead. Presented by Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary Club, and funds go to community projects.

Ride of Silence — May 19, 2021 A series of memorial bike rides across the US that commemorate bicycle riders who have died in traffic. All the rides start at 7 p.m.  local time. Check the Ride of Silence schedule for rides in your area.

Bike Everywhere Day – Seattle — May 21, 2021 Bike to work, to the store, to the library or just for recreation and fresh air. Check Cascade Bicycle Club website for celebration stations for bike tune ups and swag.

Bicycle Sundays: Seattle — 2021 TBA Lake Washington Boulevard closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park..

Your Canyon for a Day Bike Tour — 2021 TBAThe 35-mile bike ride follows scenic Yakima River canyon on a highway closed to cars for the event, so no worries for families. Same-day registration at the Roza Recreation Site at milepost 7 on SR 821.

Two-County Double Century — See June.


Gran Fondo LeavenworthMay 17, 2020 See October calendar On the western slope of the Cascades, the 87-mile ride has 45 miles on gravel roads. Starts at Peshastin/Dryden Elementary School in Peshastin.

Viking Tour– May 17, 2020 See August. Three options of 16, 30, and 59 miles on the Kitsap Peninsula, starting in Poulsbo. Benefits Rotary Club.


Columbia Gorge Explorer 2021 May 22-25, 2020 Canceled The Jim O’Horo Memorial Columbia Gorge Explorer is a Memorial Day weekend ride averaging about 60 miles a day through Washington and Oregon. Starts and ends in Vancouver. No sag support. Presented by Portland Wheelmen.

Peninsula Metric Century — 2021 TBA Two options for either a full or half metric century (64 or 31 miles) beginning from the Narrows Park and Ride in Tacoma. Both routes cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge as the long route goes to Port Orchard and the shorter goes to Southworth.

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  1. Just a “heads up” The date you have for the Tour de Lopez is wrong. It’s posted as the 25th of April, but that’s a Tuesday. The Official site has it on the Saturday the 23rd.

    Glad all of this in one place. Thanks for your time and energy.

    1. Thanks, Jack. Those were all dates for 2015. Everything is up to date now.

    • Howard on January 17, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    Thanks so much for doing this. Putting a calendar together for our local bike club and this information is incredibly useful to have in one place. Cheers!

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