As we exit Bike Month with a big party this afternoon and an Alki Beach “Spectacular” on Sunday, the cycling events calendar is really starting to heat up. How nice of the weather to cooperate! Another 5-star weekend is forecast as we roll into June.
Some events worth noting:
From 4 to 7 today at the Burke-Gilman Trail between University Ave. and Brooklyn (there’s a big grassy open area there), Cascade Bicycle Club will host its 5th annual “UW Hubbub” with free drinks from Honest Tea, music from Better World and, in my kind of race, a “How Slow Can You Go?” biking contest. Also bike fittings from GHC and registration from the UW police department. Head on down, it’ll be fun!
From 9 to 5 on Sunday, Cascade will offer its “Summer Bike Spectacular,” along Alki Way between California and 63rd S.W. There’s lots of stuff for kids, including mini-bike races and parades, but the highlight promises to be trials expert Ryan Leech, doing things on a bike you wouldn’t want to try on your own two feet. Leech puts on a great aerial act, well worth the trip. Catch him either at 12:30 or 2:30 p.m.
The annual Bavarian Bike & Brews Fest will race again on Saturday, June 6, in Leavenworth. This is No. 4 in the Northwest Indie race series and always a memorable occasion on the race calendar. This is also National Trails Day with IMBA, coordinated locally by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, which has made Duthie Hill this year’s focus.
Fluidride’s downhill series, so far having a spectacular run this year, will continue with No. 3 from June 12 through 14 at the Silver Mountain resort in Kellogg, ID.
On the road side, the 22nd annual gorgeous Apple Century Ride will run from Wenatchee on June 6 along the scenic Columbia and Entiat Rivers.
For complete calendar listings, pick up a copy of The Bicycle Paper at a local bike shop or recreational outlet, or check out the online version.
Now get out ‘n ride!!