All things bicycle seem to be happening in May…the National Bike Challenge kicks off, communities around Washington are holding Bike to Work events, and May 9 is the first ever National Bike to School Day.
Bike riding season is in full swing and there are five May rides that support the Bicycle Alliance’s work to grow bicycling statewide:
|May Day Metric rest stop. Photo by Louise Kornreich|
The May Day Metric, presented by Phil’s South Side Cyclery on May 6, offers three challenging routes that travel the back roads, byways and bike trails of the South Sound region. Distances range from 50, 72 and 104 miles.
Looking for a ride east of the Cascade crest? How about the Group Health Inland Empire Century on May 12? Routes skirt the Columbia and Yakima rivers, through parks and over bridges, and return through the Horse Heaven Hills. This ride is organized by the Kiwanis Clubs of Columbia and Tri-Cities Industry.
The Skagit Bicycle Club presents the Skagit Spring Classic, also on May 12. This ride offers routes through scenic northern Skagit and southern Whatcom Counties, and features an all-you-can-eat pasta feed at the end of the ride.
Joint the Port Townsend Bicycle Association for the Rhody Bike Tour on May 13. There are five routes to choose from—including a family-friendly trail ride. The longer routes sample the varied terrain of east Jefferson County’s rural roads.
Check our Ride Calendar for a complete listing of rides that support the Bicycle Alliance. Now get out and ride!