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2015 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

Bicycle tours, events, races planned throughout region

Riders came in all sizes during SpokeFest on Sunday in downtown Spokane. More than 2,200 cyclists rode routes of 50-, 21- or 9-mile loops along the Spokane River. Millions of dollars have been invested in lanes and trails used by bicyclists in the region. (Colin Mulvany)
Riders came in all sizes during SpokeFest on Sunday in downtown Spokane. More than 2,200 cyclists rode routes of 50-, 21- or 9-mile loops along the Spokane River. Millions of dollars have been invested in lanes and trails used by bicyclists in the region. (Colin Mulvany)

UPDATED Sept. 2, 2015.

Following is The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar, the expanded list for events within a 300-mile range of Spokane.

Some of these tours are club events while many are fundraisers that feature great food, with cyclists happily donating to charitable causes in return for the pampering of a well-oiled event.

Plan ahead. Quotas for some popular events are reached months in advance. Other events offer discounts for early registration.

  • See the ‘you snooze, you lose’ list of several of the most popular spring and summer events that require applicants to be on the ball during winter.

    February

    Chilly Hilly, Feb. 22: Kicking off the cycling season for 40 years, 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island attracts about 6,000 riders. About $30 with ferry fare.

    March

    Gran Fondo Ephrata, March 16: Ride 80 miles on mixed surface roads out of Ephrata, Wash. First of five events in Vicious Cycle Gran Fondo series. $65.

    April

    Spokane Bike Swap, April 11-12: Buy or sell used bikes at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; benefits Friends of the Centennial Trail. $5 entry, kids under 13 free.

    Gran Fondo Goldendale, April 12: Ride 90 miles on mixed surface roads out of Goldendale, Wash. One of five events in Gran Fondo series. $65.

    Tulip Pedal, April 18: Ride 20, 40 or 60 miles in the 34th annual event past tulip fields based out of La Conner. $35.

    Daffodil Classic, April 19: Ride 40-, 60- or 100-mile loops in the Orting Valley southeast of Tacoma; treats finishers with strawberry shortcake, 40th annual event sponsored by Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club. $35.

    Northwest Crank, April 23-26: Choice of at least two rides each day around Wenatchee area, including a RUSA Brevet (challenging ride with time limits at point stations). Sponsored by Seattle International Randonneurs. $100 for four days and banquet, or $25 daily.

    Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride, April 26: Ride 15, 25, 50, 66 or 100 miles starting at Spokane Falls Community College, with food stops and baked potato at the finish. (Also note the 5K and duathlon opportunity.) Sponsored by Aurora Northwest Rotary. Email: lilaccentury@gmail.com. $40-$50 early. Register in advance for discount, but event accepts same-day entries.

    May

    Ride Around Clark County, May 2: The 32nd annual event includes routes of 99, 66, 34 and 18 miles, fully supported, food, hosted by the Vancouver (WA) Bicycle Club. $35.

    Seattle Bike-n-Brews, May 3: Urban ride exploring Seattle breweries, with routes of 15, 30 or 45 miles, sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club. Limited to 500 riders. $45.

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Fondo, May 9: First annual event, 65 miles mixed surface (65 percent gravel roads), timed for fun, at Riverside State Park near Spokane, organized by Emde Sports. Supported, food stops plus post-ride BBQ. $65.

    Inland Empire Century, May 9: Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 miles through orchards, vineyards and farm fields in the lower Yakima-Columbia river valleys, sponsored by Kiwanis and Group Health. $10-$50.

    Skagit Spring Classic, May 9: Skagit Bicycle Club’s 25th annual event, routes range from 25 to 100 miles between Burlington and Bellingham. Rest stops, sags, showers, pasta feed included. $35.

    Lewis County Historic Bike Ride, May 9: The 33rd annual event has rides of 20, 48, 68 or 100 miles based out of Stan Headwall Park, Chehalis, Wash., hosted by Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club. $35.

    STOKR, May 9-10: Ride 82 or 135 miles in two days in the Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River based out of Libby, Mont. Limit of 450 riders filled by lottery. Applications available in February. 2015 registration is closed.

    Kidical Mass, May 16: Safe Spokane bike ride for kids on 3-mile, vehicle-free course in Chief Garry Neighborhood beginning at Chief Garry Park, 1 p.m. Free.

    Spokane Tour de Cure, May 16: Choose from a 3-mile family route or go 22, 25, 50 or 100 miles, based at Northern Quest Resort west of Spokane in Airway Heights; benefits diabetes research. $200 fundraising minimum (youth $50).

    Bike to Work Week, May 18-22: Hundreds of cyclists participate in Spokane’s promotion of bicycle commuting. Week kicks off with a free bike commuter breakfast at Riverfront Park plus other activities.

    Upper Columbia River Bike & Run, NOT SCHEDULED FOR 2015: Family friendly fitness event at Northport, Wash., featuring fun runs and the flagship 10-mile bike ride followed by 2-mile run. $5-$15.

    Ride of Silence, May 20: A slow, respectful 4-mile ride in Spokane is among hundreds around the world for 12th anniversary commemorating cyclists killed in traffic. Loosely organized; meet 6 p.m. at east end of the runner statues in Riverfront Park. See local Facebook page for updates.

    24-Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race, May 23-24: Go solo or with a team in this endurance and social classic, with camping, music, prizes at Riverside State Park Seven Mile Area. $275 solo to $625 for five-person team, junior discounts.

  • Century Ride of the Centuries, May 23-25: Three days of fully supported riding and meals with new route options 25, 40, 60, 100 miles each day through Eastern Oregon farmlands near Pendleton and Blue Mountains. Limited to 275 riders. $195 (discounts for youths).

    7 Hills of Kirkland, May 25: A 40-mile “seven hills” route, a 62-mile metric century or a 100 miler from urban to rural roads on a low-traffic holiday. Limited to 1,800 riders. $30-60 with early registration discounts.

    Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels Summer Century, May 30: Based from Redmond, ride rural Puget Sound routes of 23, 46, 67 or 100 miles in what’s billed by Cascade Bicycle Club as the largest century in Washington. $40.

    Pedal Around a Glacier, eh!, May 30-31: The 20th annual PAGE starts in Nelson, British Columbia, for a two-day, 140-mile ride along Kokanee and Slocan lakes and twice across the spine of the Selkirk Mountains to loop around Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Overnight in New Denver along Slocan Lake. $109-$125.

    TOSRV-West, May 30-31: The 45th annual Tour of the Swan River Valley follows the original two-day, 226-mile loop from Missoula to Bigfork, returning along Flathead Lake to Missoula, with great food stops. Bus shuttle option for return. Limited to 200 riders. $115 plus Missoulians on Bicycles membership.

    Gran Fondo Leavenworth, May 31: Ride 87 miles on mixed surface roads out of Leavenworth, Wash. One of four events in Gran Fondo series. $65.

    June

    Skeeter Skoot, June 6: Pedal 12-22 miles on the Centennial Trail out of Spokane at your own pace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to pick up cards at stations for a winning hand a prizes. No pre-registration required. Great for the family. Sign up at Gonzaga University Law School lawn, 721 N Cincinnati St., sponsored by Cool Water Bikes. No entry fee. Info: (509) 838-8580

    Apple Century, June 6: Routes are 25, 50 or 100 miles in the 27th annual event starting from Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. Organized by Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary; 700-800 riders. $65.

    3 Rivers Race, June 6: Ride 55, 75 or 100-mile routes (also running options) based in La Grande, Ore., through Grande Ronde Valley. Benefits fight against domestic violence. Includes barbecue and poker run for prizes. $50 minimum pledge.

    Woodrat 25er mountain bike ride, June 6: Choose 25-mile endurance or 12-mile route of intermediate to advanced riding on mix of double track and singletrack riding near Priest Lake, Idaho. $35-$40.

    Bicycle Poker Run, NOT YET SCHEDULED for 2015: Sponsored by Missoula Lions Club, ride 50 or 100 miles along the Clark Fork River starting east of Missoula at Bearmouth. Draw cards at aid stations for prizes. $50.

    Lemhi Valley Century, June 13: Ride 100 miles or 100-kilometers along Idaho 28 out of Salmon, Idaho. $25-$45.

    I Made the Grade, June 13: Based out of Chief Timothy Park near Clarkston, the 35th annual 18-mile ride climbs 2,000 feet up the Lewiston Grade via the Old Spiral Highway. Organized by Clarkston High School Band. $25-40.

    Tour de Hood, June 14: Three mixed-surface routes, 59 and 69 miles plus difficult 83-mile Mount Hood Cycling Classic course in Columbia Gorge near Hood River, Ore. Sponsored by Oregon Bicycle Racing Association. $50-$100.

    Spokane Summer Parkways, June 18 on South Hill at Comstock-Manito Neighborhood, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Event designed for families to walk or ride streets free of motor vehicles, with games and contests. Free.

    Rock and Ride hrough George, Wash., June 20: The 10th annual event features courses of 10, 30, 70 or 100 miles based out of George Community Hall. $15-$35.

    Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic, NOT SCHEDULED FOR 2015: Ride 30-, 60- or 100-mile routes from Walla Walla’s Pioneer Park, includes food stop and post-ride wine and buffet. Organized by Wheatland Wheelers. Benefits cycling safety. $45.

    Lake Chelan Century Challenge, June 20: Join 500 riders on one-to-three loops ranging from 30-40 miles each past Lake Chelan vineyards. Sponsored by wineries and Chelan Rotary. Do the entire century ride and bag 8,606 vertical feet of elevation. $60-$65.

    CHaFE 150 Gran Fondo, June 20: Ride 30 or 80 miles, or the full 150-mile loop through Cabinet Mountains, timed Gran Fondo, five food stops, from Sandpoint, through Troy and Bonners Ferry and back. Benefits autism programs in local school district, sponsored by Sandpoint Rotary. Limited to 500 riders. Showers available. Team options. $45-$75 (plus $50 pledge requirement).

    Mazama Ride, June 20-21: (SOLD OUT) runs 75 miles each day on North Cascades Highway from Marblemount to Mazama for the overnight and back, by Redmond Cycling Club. $145-$195.

    Anaconda Bicycle Festival, June 20-21: Includes Pedal the Pintlers 25, 50 and 100 mile rides, Disco Mountain Boogie mountain bike race, and Turbo 20 ride, all based out of Anaconda, Mont. $45-$55.

    Ride the Wall, June 21: Celebrate summer equinox in 18th annual 13-mile evening ride along Coeur d’Alene River; start and finish at Mission Inn in Cataldo, followed by barbecue. Benefits Silver Valley Fuller Center for Housing. $30.

    Suncadia Multi-Sport Festival, June 24-26: Includes 25- and 35-mile rides, kids events and runs, with BrewFest. $30-$35.

    Relay for Life Century, June 27: On the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, ride 100 miles from Wallace to Harrison and back on flat rail-trail; 50-mile option. Sponsored by Bingham County Idaho Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society. $50 fund-raising minimum.

    Mount Adams Country Bicycle Tour, June 27: Ride 12, 51, 53 or 105 mile routes in the 13th annual event based out of Trout Lake, Wash.; fully supported, meals. $10-$55.

    Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS, June 27: Fundraiser ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes out of Enaville, Idaho, on routes of 27 or 42 miles. Entry $40-$80 plus $250 in donations.

    RATPOD, Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day, June 27: Ride 130 miles through Pioneer mountains out of Dillon, Mont. Online registration opens March 4 at 8 a.m. MST until the cap of 650 riders is reached; waiting list. $125 plus $100 minimum donation.

    Blue Goose Family Fun Bike Ride, June 27: Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge family-friendly 10.5-mile ride on packed, graded dirt roads. Start anytime after 8:30 a.m. to finish by noon at headquarters. Free. Info: (509) 684-8384.

    Bite the Bullet Tour, NOT SCHEDULED for 2015: A 70-mile tour with 4,000 feet elevatioin gain including Winchester Grade out of Lewiston. Loosely organized by Twin River Cyclists (Lewiston-Moscow area).

    Gran Fondo Kootenai, June 27-28: Ride 76 miles from Libby to Eureka, Mont., and return on a 98 mile route with plenty of elevation gain the next day. Second day includes a mile section of gravel surface. Fully supported. Benefits Kiwanis-Lions programs. $150 (more after June 15).

    Two County Double Metric, June 28: The 33rd annual event includes fully supported routes of 23, 32, 76, 105, or 125 miles through Thurston and Lewis counties based out of Tumwater, Wash., food, hosted by the Capital Bicycling Club.

    July

    Northwest Tandem Rally, July 2-6: Popular roving holiday weekend event for two-seaters, this year based out of Bellingham.

    Okanogan Trestles Tour, July 5: Ride 40K or 80K routes at Myra Canyon on the Kettle Valley Railway from Kelowna to Penticton, B.C. $24-$140.

    Tour de Root, NOT SCHEDULED for 2015: The 42, 60, or 100 miles in Western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. Start/finish in Darby; ends with barbecue and beer. Sponsored by Darby Booster Club. $45.

    Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, July 11-12: STP goes 200 miles, fully supported. Largest of region’s cycling events with 10,000 riders, sponsored by Group Health. (Sells out in February or March, but refund openings filled in June.)

    Huckleberry Ride, NOT SCHEDULED: Loosely organized by Twin River Cyclists (Lewiston-Moscow area), the ride starts in Deary City Park at 9 a.m. and runs 54 miles to Elk River and back.

    RedSpoke, July 15-19: Fully supported 28th annual five-day, 300-mile tour from Redmond to Spokane, limited to 150 riders, sponsored by Redmond Rotary. $75 plus $675 minimum in pledges.

    One Helena Hundred, July 18: Ride 62, 80 or 100 miles along Missouri River from Cascade to Wolf creek and back, sponsored by Helena Bicycle Club. $70.

    Tour of the Bitterroot, July 19: Dirt road mountain biking on 20 -mile route or 48-mile Skalkaho Mountain Tour out of Hamilton, Mont., ends with barbecue and beer. Sponsored by Red Barn Bicycles. $35.

    Tour de Peaks, July 19: Ride 25, 50 or 100-mile loops against the Cascade Mountains in Snoqualmie Valley; finishe with block party in North Bend. Sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. $49 early.

    Ride the Pass, July 19: Mountain biking event in Mount Coeur d’Alene area. Details not yet available. Benefits Lake City Trailbuilder’s Association. Info: (208) 667-8969.

    Jedermann Gran Fondo, July 25: Fourth annual timed recreational ride; 30, 66, 100 miles or new 12-hour challenge for individuals or teams, based out of Cheney, organized by Emde Sports. Supported, cool finisher medals, pre-ride breakfast, post-ride BBQ and beer garden. $25-$100.

    4 Summit Challenge, July 25: Ride 30, 50, 60 or 75-mile routes and up to four cool mountain summits from Cascade, Idaho, to Landmark and back. Field limited to 650. Supports local charities. $56-$76.

    Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration, July 26: Ride 10, 25 or 50-mile routes based from Mirabeau Meadows Park in Spokane Valley, with food stops sponsored by ValleyFest organizers. $8-$20.

    RAMROD, July 30: Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day, ultra-marathon cycling event, 10,000 feet of climbing in 168 miles, by Redmond Cycling Club. Limited to 800 drawn from lottery that closes March 31. $90 if selected.

    August

    Eight Lakes Leg Aches, Aug. 1: Ride 15-, 30-, 45-, and 75-mile routes, starting from Spokane’s Sunset Hill and out around lakes in Spokane County with about 800 riders to benefit Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center. $45. Info: (509) 343-5020.

    Double Divide Ride, Aug. 1-2: Sponsored by Helena (Mont.) Bicycle Club, goes 135 miles in one day or 129 miles in two days crossing Continental Divide twice, (75 miles first day, 54 miles second day) through rolling hills, valleys and challenging MacDonald and Flesher passes. Also a two-day gravel options tour. $100.

    Courage Classic, Aug. 1-3: Ride 173 miles in three days over three mountain passes – Stevens, Blewett, Snoqualmie. Sponsored by Multicare Hospital; benefits child abuse prevention program. Limited to 700 riders. $750 in pledges minimum.

    Ride Around Washington, Aug. 2-8: Cascade Bicycle Club’s 17th annual RAW tours the Columbia River from Ilwaco to Walla Walla; 425 miles in six consecutive days of riding. Fully supported. Limited to 250 riders. $1,035.

    Mt. Spokane Hucklebeary Epic, Aug. 8 — CANCELED due to fire danger: Mountain bike dirt-road and trail loops of 20, 40 or 60 miles on Mount Spokane northeast of Spokane; timed with aid stations and post-ride party, based out of Selkirk Lodge. Fundraiser for trail building and maintenance at Mount Spokane State Park. Riders start 8 a.m.-9:15 a.m. $55-$75.

    Kidical Mass, Aug. 8: Safe bike ride for kids on three-mile, vehicle-free course South Perry neighborhood starting in front of Two Wheel Transit Bike Shop, 1 p.m. Free.

    Le Tour de Koocanusa, Aug. 8: From Libby, Mont., ride 83 miles along Lake Koocanusa in 5th annual event by David Thompson Search and Rescue. Coincides with annual Riverfront Blues Festival. $60.

    RSVP2, Aug. 15-16: Cascade Bicycle Club ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party, 106 miles on day 1 and 82 miles on day 2 into Canada. Return by chartered bus. $150.

    Ride Idaho, Aug. 15-22: The 11th annual seven-day (with rest day), fully supported, 400-mile bicycle tour that moves to different region of the state. 2015 route starts and finishes in Coeur d’Alene after looping north to Bonners Ferry, south to Thompson Falls, west to Heyburn State Park with party boat ride to CdA. Organized by non-profit group of cyclists. Limit: 350 riders. $850.

    Gigantic Bicycle Festival, Aug. 21-23: Includes 77 and 100 mile rides, film, activities based out of Snoqualmie, Wash. $60.

    Tour de Lentil, Aug. 22: Scenic ride has 50K, 100K and 150K courses with pit stops through rolling Palouse hills based out of Pullman, fundraiser for WSU Cycling Club. Email: cycling@wsu.edu. About $35.

    High Pass Challenge, Aug. 31: Cascade Bicycle Club thigh-burner gives up to 600 riders 10 hours to pedal 114 miles and conquer 7,500 feet of climbing around Mount St. Helens; optional route 61 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. $40-$80.

    September

    Kootenay Suffer Fest, Sept. 5-7: Based out of Kaslo, New Denver and Nakusp, British Columbia, gentle to extreme events include mountain bike, cyclocross, duathlon, trail runs and kids races. Costs vary.

    Great Northwest Fall Tour, Sept. 6: Ride 15, 30, 50 or 85-mile routes beginning at Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $35 ($75 per family).

    Cascade Gravel Grinder Challenge, Sept. 12: Mountain bike challenge, 35, 57 or 76 miles, from Cascade, Idaho, through Boise and Payette national forests. Limited to 300 riders. $56-$76.

    Tour de Blast, Sept. 12: Limited to 2,500 riders on national monument roads in Mount St. Helens volcanic blast zone. Routes cover 50K, 100K or 135K, with longest tackling 6,240 in elevation gain; post-ride pasta feed. Sponsored by Longview Rotary. $55.

    Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, Sept. 12: Ride 58K, 102K or 152K between Cranbrook and Kimberley, B.C., food and entertainment. $99.

    Cycle Oregon, Sept. 12-19, billed as “the best bike ride in America,” the ultra-supported tour moves to a different route each year supported by local communities. A spin-off weekend event is set for July 10-12. Registration opens in February; fills quickly. $975.

    SpokeFest, Sept. 13: Spokane event attracts 2,000 participants, families as well as serious riders; 8th annual event has four tour options: a 1-miler kid-ride and rodeo with amusements in Riverfront Park that crosses no streets, a 9-mile loop, the classic river loop of 21 miles in Riverside State Park, and a 50-miler extending Classic Loop into the Four Mounds area. Music at finish. $8-$15.

    Park-2-Park Montana, September (2015 date, details to come): Fully supported 424-mile tour from Yellowstone to Glacier parks. Limited to 100 riders. $599 plus $500 in fundraising to support CASA.

    Kootenai River Ride, Sept. 12: Ride 16, 60 or 100 kilometers near Kootenai River out of Bonners Ferry fairgrounds supported by Rotarians, followed by baked potato feed. $25, family $50.

    NIC Brian Williams Poker Ride, Sept. 12: Fifth annual bike ride to collect cards for prize-winning poker hands; in memory of an NIC student; starts 12:30 p.m. at O’Shays Irish Pub and Eatery, 313 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr. in Coeur d’Alene. Ride Live music, barbecue, silent auction, door prizes and a T-shirt. Sign up: (208) 676-7169. $25.

    WaCanId Ride, Sept. 14-19: Rare international bicycle tour on the Selkirk Loop; 6th annual ride includes up to 350 miles or shorter segments. Start in Sandpoint, Idaho, or at Nelson, British Columbia. Limited to about 50 riders from each start. Sponsored by Rotary clubs. Info: (208) 267-0822. Passport required. $495, includes jersey.

    Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride, Sept. 19: Ride 10, 35, 75 or 100 kilometers near Salmon Arm, British Columbia, in this 17th annual event limited to 600 riders. BBQ lunch. $5-$25.

    Huckleberry 100, Sept. 19: Chose from short family ride or longer courses of 25, 50 or 100 miles from downtown Kalispell through region between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park. Sponsored by Fresh Life Radio and local businesses. $25-$55.

    Kidical Massive, Sept. 19: Safe Spokane bike ride for kids on 3-mile, vehicle-free course starting and ending at Kendall Yards with activities; part of a global event that puts kids on bikes all over the world. 1 p.m. Free.

    Blazing Saddles Bike Ride, Sept. 19: Combines 20, 40, 65 and 100-mile cycling routes out of Colville, Wash., with the Northwest International Chili Cook-Off and beer garden. Sponsored by Rotary Club. $60-$70. (kids under 10 free), includes t-shirt and entry to chili festival.

    Ride the ROC, Sept. 19: Ride 22, 50, 72 or 100 miles through sage-steppe via Omak,Wash., Conconully and Riverside. Sponsored by Omak Kiwanis. $45-$55.

    Bike MS 150, Sept. 19-20: ride 20, 50, 75 or 100 miles in one day or two, on Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to benefit local Multiple Sclerosis. Overnight at Silver Mountain Resort. $75, minimum donation $250.

    RIM Ride, Sept. 19-20: Rotary In Motion Family Fun Ride based from Liberty Lake, Wash., starts with 5 mile family ride on Saturday, then 15, 25, 50 or 100 miles rides on Sunday finishing with lunch and beer garden. $15-$60.

    Apple Valley Kiwanis Wine Country Trek, Sept. 26-27: Ride 120 miles in two days through the Yakima Valley between Moxee and Prosser visiting wineries. Fully supported with meals; camping indoors or out. $150.

    Gran Fondo Winthrop, Sept. 26 : Ride 80 miles on mixed surface roads out of Winthrop, Wash. Last of four events in series. $65.

    Rotary Rivers & Ridges Ride, Sept. 26: Ride 15, 50 or 100 miles from Clarkston, Wash., area, with a Riverfest event. $20-$50.

    Gran Fondo Winthrop, Sept. 26: Ride 80 miles on mixed surface roads out of Winthrop, Wash. One of four events in Gran Fondo series. $65.

    Coeur d’Fondo, Sept. 26: The 4th annual Gran Fondo style timed event begins and ends in Coeur d’Alene with competitive and non-competitive options. Choice of five distances: 15, 37, 47, 84 or 108 miles. Riders end with entry to Oktoberfest. Course features Lake Coeur d’Alene and Idaho’s Highway 97 Scenic Byway through Harrison and St. Maries. Shorter ride participants board a partyboat back to Coeur d’Alene from Harrison (Riders on new 47-mile ride board boat to start at Harrison). Sponsored by Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. $15 for family ride, $85 for others.

    Kitsap Color Classic, Sept. 27: Ride 25, 39 or 57 miles through fall colors and small communities on Kitsap Peninsula, organized by Cascade Bicycle Club. Food stops and pancake breakfast. $28-$40.

    Centennial Trail Family Bike Ride, Sept. 27: Family bike tour on the Centennial Trail starting at noon with other festivities at Mirabeau Point Park. Choice of 6.8-, 8.8- and 15.6-mile routes. $15 or $5 for kids under 11.

    October

    Tour de Rock Mountain Bike Ride & Rough Ride, Oct. 3: At 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort. Choose from at least three ride, including a fun mountain bike ride at resort or challenging climb starting in Chewelah and gaining 4,000 feet of elevation on a variety of surfaces. Benefits 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation. Info: (509) 937-4922 or nordic@ski49n.com.

    Manastash Metric Century, Oct. 3: The 19th annual ride includes 50K or 100K options along the Yakima River from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back. $40.

    Kettle Mettle, Oct. 3: Gravel Road Cycling Fondo on the Kettle Valley Railway, ride 100K from Penticton to Kelowna, supported, categories for solo and team and bike style, wine festival and After Party in this second-annual event. $110, less for teams.

    Western Montana Hill Climb, Oct. 4: A 4-mile climb gaining 840 feet up Pattee Canyon in Missoula; nine categories including new riders to the 39th annual event hosted b Missoulians on Bicycles.

    Chewelah Valley Lions Fall Half-Century Bike Tour, Oct. 4: Includes 25 or 50 miles from Chewelah to Springdale and back via Stevens County loop around Waitts Lake, plus there’s an under-10-mile ride for kids. Sign ups allowed up to the 10 a.m. start in Chewelah City Park. Info: Becky Washington, rebecca214@centurytel.net.

    Boneshaker BikeFest & Metric Century, Oct. 31: Ride your choice of three mostly flat loops up to 100K in boo-tiful Skagit Valley. Start and finish at La Conner Channel Lodge in La Conner, Wash. Costumes encouraged; music and contests. $35 or $70 for families.

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