Cycling Events in Washington State and the PNW

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Love cycling? Here’s a list of Pacific Northwest cycling events with an emphasis on Washington State cycling events, as that’s where we live — but cycling events from Oregon, BC, Idaho are also listed and accepted.

The list, here, only shows future events — so it will empty of old events and only show upcoming events — which means that, at times, the list may empty out until we update the event with new dates when we know them.

The map shows the start locations of the various events to make it easier to find events near you and events in the grid are ordered by event date, not location.

Do you know of a cycling event that should be here? Submit an event! We’ll also add more to the list as we find them! Maybe you’ll even ride past me at one (if I get making progress toward my goals again after a recent bike accident made me hit the pavement!

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Tour De Donut 2024

Tour De Donut 2024

May 25, 2024
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Flying Wheels Summer Century

Flying Wheels Summer Century

June 1, 2024
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Winthrop Gravel Tour

Winthrop Gravel Tour

June 14, 2024 - June 16, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Electric Bike Expo

Electric Bike Expo

July 15, 2024 - July 17, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ride the Hurricane

Ride the Hurricane

August 4, 2024
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Obliteride

Obliteride

August 10, 2024
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Port Townsend Tour

Port Townsend Tour

August 16, 2024 - August 18, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic

Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic

September 7, 2024 - September 8, 2024
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

September 7, 2024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
RIM Ride

RIM Ride

September 8, 2024
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Woodinville Wine Ride

Woodinville Wine Ride

September 8, 2024
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Passport 2 Pain

Passport 2 Pain

September 14, 2024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Reach the Beach

Reach the Beach

September 28, 2024
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kitsap Color Classic

Kitsap Color Classic

October 6, 2024
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rattle Dem Bones

Rattle Dem Bones

October 27, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our faves

To be honest, most of our longer-distance rides are somewhat in the past (though we’re trying to get back into it even if that means riding an ebike, though we have an acoustic bike, too). But we’ve been present, also, at some events.

To be honest, the most fun I’ve had at an event was when they used to do the Ride the Wave in Issaquah. I still have my “Ride Like a Girl” jersey though I need to get it to fit again and I’m riding just a bit more like an old lady now.

Seattle Bike swap panorama Pacific Northwest Cycling Events

And to be very very honest, one of my favorite cycling events these days is INDOORS — the Seattle Bike Swap (pictured above).

We are VERY sure that there are some events we’d prefer but if you asked US to pick a few rides to do this year, these would be our choices:

Any Cascade Bicycle Club ride but especially…

Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle hosts many of the major rides including the Chilly Hilly and the STP. Any of their rides are well organized but I’d do:

Seattle to Portland

The annual Seattle to Portland ride is around 200 miles in length. Many riders do it in two days at a more leisurely pace but I know several who’ve done the one day ride, including my brother who said it was basically just keeping your head down and going all day — not my kind of ride.

Chilly Hilly

The annual February Chilly Hilly takes riders around very hilly Bainbridge Island. The ride is a bit over 30 miles — 33 or so I think. It may be hard to get motivated to ride in February weather, but there IS chili at the end. I’m guilty of often doing a non-chilly hilly (in July) by myself in the past.

The Emerald City Ride

They’ll be closing down the West Seattle bridge for the 20-mile Emerald City Ride in May (at least in 2024 when I’m writing this – I understand there was some flak about the closure) so it’s your chance to ride with some great scenery.

Tour de Lavender

I love the Olympic Discovery Trail and Sequim! The August Tour de Lavender takes you to a bunch of lavender farms in Sequim during prime lavender season and on part of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Viking Tour

The Viking Tour takes you from Poulsbo around Kitsap County (depending on the length of your ride). It used to coincide with the annual Poulsbo Viking Fest, but was moved to later to avoid Viking Fest traffic. I’m partial because I live here and because of the word “Viking.” I feel like one should add horns to their helmet. You can also ride around Kitsap as an organized ride later in the year with the Kitsap Color Classic.

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