Yes, the days are noticeably shorter. And yes, kids are heading back to school. But there’s still plenty of good bike riding in September, and the following rides support the advocacy and education efforts of the Bicycle Alliance.
Looking for a bike ride on Labor Day? Ride PROS!
PROS, which stands for Perimeter Ride of Seattle, is an annual Labor Day ride organized by the Cyclists of Greater Seattle (COGS). The 80-mile ride--which literally follows the perimeter of the city--features lofty hills with 4200 feet of elevation gain, water views and cityscapes. There is also a 60-mile option with 2700 feet of gain.
Cycle the WAVE on September 18 is a women’s only non-competitive ride with options available for all levels. You can choose from the 25-mile Girly Girl route to the 62-mile metric century with climbs. This rides benefits domestic violence programs.
Spend a week (September 11-16) riding the scenic Oregon Coast with the People’s Coast Classic. The ride features 50- to 70-mile days, with rest stops and activities along the way. Dinner and camping is included. Two and four day options are also available. The ride is fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation.
WaCanId is a another multi-day tour (September 20-24). This scenic 5-day tour travels the acclaimed International Selkirk Loop through Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. This fully supported ride benefits seven local rotary clubs.
Keep pedaling into fall and beyond!