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2016 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar

Sat., March 26, 2016, 5:04 p.m.

SpokeFest is an annual Spokane bicycling event held in September. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
SpokeFest is an annual Spokane bicycling event held in September. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Following is The Spokesman-Review’s 2016 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar, the expanded list for events generally within a 300-mile range of Spokane.

Some of these tours are club affairs 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. 28: Kicking off the cycling season for more than 40 years, 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island attracts about 6,000 riders. About $30 with ferry fare.

March

Gran Fondo Ephrata, March 20: Ride 80 miles on mixed surface roads out of Ephrata, Wash. First of five events in Vicious Cycle Gran Fondo series. $70.

April

Emerald City Bike Ride, April 3: (Sold out) Billed as Seattle’s largest bike ride, follows 8- or 21-mile routes closed to traffic.

Spokane Bike Swap, April 9: Buy or sell used bikes at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center; benefits Friends of the Centennial Trail. $5 entry, kids under 13 free.

Tulip Pedal, April 16: Ride 20, 40 or 60 miles in the 35th annual event past tulip fields based out of La Conner. $35.

Gran Fondo Goldendale, April 17: Ride 90 miles on mixed surface roads out of Goldendale, Wash. One of five events in Gran Fondo series. $70.

Daffodil Classic, April 17: Ride 40-, 60- or 100-mile loops in the Orting Valley southeast of Tacoma; treats finishers with strawberry shortcake, 41st annual event sponsored by Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club. $40.

Tour de Lopez, April 23: An annual sellout 5, 12, 17 or 31 mile supported tour plus lunch on Lopez Island, perhaps the quaintest of Wasington’s San Juan Islands. Limited to 900. $25-$45 ($115 families).

Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride, April 24: 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.

Northwest Crank, April 28-May 1: Choice of at least two rides each day around Wenatchee area, including a RUSA Brevet (challenging ride with time limits at point stations) an adventure series and contests. Sponsored by Seattle International Randonneurs. $100 for four days and banquet, or $25 daily.

Montana Hell Ride, April 30: Pedal 52 or 85 miles of mixed surfaces out of Missoula area; aid stations, support vehicles. $40-$50.

May

Seattle Bike-n-Brews, May 1: Urban ride exploring Seattle breweries, with routes of 15 or 35 miles, sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club. Limited to 500 riders. $50-$60.

National Bike to School Day, May 4: Get details locally at participating schools.

Ride Around Clark County, May 7: The 33rd annual event includes routes of 100, 66, 34 and 18 miles, fully supported, food, hosted by the Vancouver (WA) Bicycle Club. $25-$35.

Inland Empire Century, May 7: 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 7: Skagit Bicycle Club’s 26th annual event, routes range from 25 to 100 miles between Burlington and Bellingham. Rest stops, sags, showers, pasta feed included. $10-$45.

Lewis County Historic Bike Ride, May 7: The 34th 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-$60.

Family Adventure MTB Series: Farragut, May 8: Mountain bike on several family-friendly courses in Farragut State Park near Athol, Idaho, followed by picnic lunch; first of four family events organized by Bicycle Sales and Service.

STOKR, May 14-15: 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. 2016 registration is closed.

Bike to Work Week, May 16-20: 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.

Ride of Silence, May 18: A slow, respectful 5-mile ride in Spokane is among hundreds around the world for 13th annual event commemorating cyclists killed in traffic. Loosely organized; meet 5:45 p.m. at Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. See local Facebook page for updates.

Kidical Mass, May 21: 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 21: Choose from a 4-mile family route or go 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles, based at Northern Quest Resort west of Spokane in Airway Heights; 25th annual event benefits diabetes research. $25 plus $200 fundraising minimum (youth $50).

Gran Fondo Leavenworth, May 22: Ride 87 miles on mixed surface roads out of Leavenworth, Wash. One of four events in Gran Fondo series. $70.

24-Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race, May 28-29: 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 28-30: Three days of fully supported riding and meals with new routes of 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 30: 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-$80 with early registration discounts.

June

National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3-5: Adventure Cycling based in Missoula has assembled online resources, including contacts with ambassadors, to encourage cyclists to try an overnight bicycle tour in their own region, whether the destination is a campground, motel or Warm Showers host.

Flying Wheels Summer Century, June 4: Based from Redmond, ride through Western Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley on routes of 23, 45, 63 or 104 miles; billed by Cascade Bicycle Club as state’s largest century. $20-$60.

Apple Century, June 4: Routes are 25, 50 or 100 miles in the 29th annual event starting from Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. Organized by Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary; 700-800 riders. $75.

3 Rivers Race, June 4: Ride 35, 55, 70 or 100-mile routes (also running options) based in La Grande, Oregon., through Grande Ronde Valley;15th annual event benefits fight against domestic violence. Includes barbecue and poker run for prizes. $50 minimum pledge ($100 family).

Woodrat 25er mountain bike ride, June 4: Choose 25-mile endurance or 12-mile route of intermediate to advanced riding on mix of double track and single track riding near Priest Lake, Idaho. $35-$45.

Pedal Around a Glacier, eh!, June 4-5: The 21st 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. $99.

TOSRV-West, June 4-5: The 46th 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.

Gears for Beers, June 5: Mountain bike poker ride on 16 miles of intermediate-to-had riding or a family friendly ride out of historic Virginia City, Montana; includes BBQ and beer. Benefits rural fire department. $40.

North Palouse Cyclorama, June 11: Ride courses of 10, 32, 56 or 70 miles out of Fairfield, Wash.; prize drawings. benefits Community Food Bank. $10-$55.

Lions Bike For Sight, June 11: Ride 76 miles from Lolo to Missoula , fully supported with BBQ. Also 10-mile family ride. Fundraiser for Lions Clubs charities. $15-$55.

Lemhi Valley Century, June 11: Ride 100 miles or 100-kilometers along Idaho 28 out of Salmon, Idaho. $25-$50.

Family Adventure MTB Series: Heyburn, June 12: Bike on several family-friendly courses, dirt or pavement, in Heyburn State Park at south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, followed by picnic lunch; second of four family events organized by Bicycle Sales and Service.

Woodinville Wine Ride, June 12: Second annual relaxed 30-mile ride along Lake Washington featuring wine tasting and food sampling. $45-$55.

Gran Fondo Ellensburg, June 12: Ride 90 miles on mixed surface roads out of Ellensburg, Wash. Last of four events in series. $70.

I Made the Grade, June 18: 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-$35.

Rock & Ride through George, Wash., June 18: The 10th annual event features courses of 10, 30, 70 or 100 miles based out of George Community Hall. New “short course” through Gorge Ampitheater. $15-$35.

CHaFE 150 Gran Fondo, June 18: Ride 27 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).

Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS, June 18: Fundraiser ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes out of Enaville, Idaho, on routes of 27 or 42 miles. Entry $50-$75 plus $100 in donations.

Cascade 66, June 18: Pedal 33 or 66 miles along the Missouri River between Cascade and Wolf Creek Montana, sponsored by Cascade Lions Club. $66.

Tour de Blast, June 18: 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-$95.

Spokane Summer Parkways, June 21 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.

Ride the Wall, June 21: Celebrate summer equinox in 19th 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.

Blue Goose Family Fun Bike Ride, July 23: Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge family-friendly 10.5-mile ride on packed, graded dirt roads, interpretive signs. Start 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at Refuge Headquarters, 1310 Bear Creek Road southeast of Colville. and finish by noon at headquarters. Snacks and prizes. Free. Info: (509) 684-8384.

Lake Chelan Century Challenge, June 25: 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-$70.

RATPOD, Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day, June 25: Ride 126 miles through Pioneer Mountains out of Dillon, Mont. 15th annual event. Online registration opens in March until the cap of 650 riders is reached; waiting list. Benefits Camp Mak-A-Dream. $125 plus $100 minimum donation.

Mount Adams Country Bicycle Tour, June 25: Ride 12, 51, 53 or 105 mile routes in the 14th annual event based out of Trout Lake, Wash.; fully supported, meals. $10-$55.

Mazama Ride, June 25-26: (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.

Two County Double Metric, June 26: The 34th 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. $30-$40 (free for kids).

Anaconda Bicycle Festival, NOT SCHEDULED for 2016, but revival planned for 2017: 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.

Bite the Bullet Tour, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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).

Relay for Life, various dates for walk/run or cycling events around the region to benefit American Cancer Society.

July

Northwest Tandem Rally, July 1-4: Popular roving holiday weekend event for two-seaters, this year based out of Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Gran Fondo Kootenai, July 2-3: 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. Limited to 100, fully supported. Benefits Kiwanis-Lions programs. $175 (more after June 15).

Okanogan Trestles Tour, July 3: Ride 40K or 80K routes at Myra Canyon on the Kettle Valley Railway from Kelowna to Penticton, B.C. $24-$140.

Seattle Night Ride, July 8: Ride a 15-mile route across University Bridge and along Lake Union. Costumes, tricked-out bikes optional, but headlight, rear light and rear reflector required. $25-35.

RedSpoke, July 13-17: Fully supported 29th annual five-day, 300-mile tour from Redmond to Spokane, limited to 150 riders, sponsored by Redmond Rotary. $100 plus $675 minimum in pledges.

Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15-17: Rides, free events and seminars plus dinners, speakers and prizes for all ages based out of Missoula as Adventure Cycling celebrates 40th anniversary of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, July 16-17: STP goes 200 miles, fully supported. Largest of region’s multi-day cycling events with 10,000 riders, sponsored by Group Health. (Sells out in February or March, but refund openings are filled in June.) $80-$155.

Huckleberry Ride, NOT YET 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.

Tour of the Bitterroot, July 17: Dirt road mountain biking on 20 -mile route, 48-mile Skalkaho Mountain Tour out of Hamilton, Mont., ends with barbecue and beer. Also Kids Dirt Road Derby. Benefits Bitter Root Land Trust. $35.

Missouri River Scenic Century, July 23: Ride 62, 80 or 100 miles along Missouri River from Cascade to Wolf creek and back; poker ride prizes; sponsored by Helena Bicycle Club. $70.

Family Adventure MTB Series: 4th of July Pass, July 24: Mountain bike on several family-friendly courses at Fourth of July Pass nordic trails east of Coeur d’Alene, followed by picnic lunch; third of four family events organized by Bicycle Sales and Service.

Tour de Peaks, NOT YET SCHEDULED: Ride 25, 50 or 100-mile loops against the Cascade Mountains in Snoqualmie Valley; finish with block party in North Bend. Sponsored by Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. $49 early.

Jedermann Gran Fondo, NOT SCHEDULED IN 2016: 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.

RAMROD, July 28: 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 30. $110 if selected.

Suncadia Multi-Sport Festival, July 29-30: Includes 25-mile ride, kids events and runs, with BrewFest. $10-$155.

4 Summit Challenge, July 30: Ride 30, 50, 60 or 75-mile routes (altered by road construction this year) and up to four cool mountain summits from Cascade, Idaho, to Landmark and back. Field limited to 500. Supports local charities. $85-$100.

Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration, July 31: Ride 10, 25 or 50-mile routes based from Mirabeau Meadows Park in Spokane Valley, with food stops sponsored by ValleyFest organizers. $8-$20.

Ride Around Washington, July 30-Aug. 6: Cascade Bicycle Club’s fully supported camping tour route varies; the18th annual RAW visits the Inland Empire from Walla Walla to Metaline Falls; 437 miles in six consecutive days of riding. Limited to 250 riders. $1,035.

August

Ride Around Washington, July 30-Aug. 6: Cascade Bicycle Club’s fully supported camping tour route varies; the18th annual RAW visits the Inland Empire from Walla Walla to Metaline Falls; 437 miles in six consecutive days of riding. Limited to 250 riders. $1,035.

Eight Lakes Leg Aches, Aug. 6: 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. $50-$60. Info: (509) 343-5020.

Princess Pedalfest, Aug. 6: Women’s bike ride out of Hayden Idaho on routes of 25, 45 and 60 miles; fully supported, plus treats, lunch and lots of nice touches. $55-$75.

Courage Classic, Aug. 6-8: Ride 173 miles in three days over three mountain passes – Stevens, Blewett, Snoqualmie; 25th annual event sponsored by Multicare Hospital; benefits child abuse prevention program. Limited to 700 riders. $60-$80 plus $500 in pledges minimum.

Ride Idaho, Aug. 6-13: The 12th annual seven-day (with rest day), fully supported, bicycle camping tour that moves to different region of the state. 2015 route runs 357 miles from Ketchum to Idaho Falls. Organized by non-profit group of cyclists. Limit: 350 riders. $895-$950.

Obliteride, Aug. 12-14: Seattle-area fundraiser for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes 10, 25, 50, 85 or 100 miles in one plus a two-day option and a family ride. Registration starts at $100 plus $500-$1,000 minium pledges.

Le Tour de Koocanusa, Aug. 13: 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. 13-14: Cascade Bicycle Club ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party, 175-mile route in two days, overnight in Bellingham before riding into Canada. Return by chartered bus. $150.

Cycle Greater Yellowstone, Aug. 13-20: Fully supported tour through Montana communities in Yellowstone region sponsored by Greater Yellowstone Coalition. $1,395 ($995 juniors).

Gigantic Bicycle Festival, NOT YET SCHEDULED: Includes 77 and 100 mile rides, film, activities based out of Snoqualmie, Wash. $60.

Tour de Lentil, Aug. 20: 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 $45-$75.

York 38 Special, Aug. 27: Mountain bike 38 miles (or compete in 76-mile cyclocross event) on gravel, asphalt and single track with aid stations out of York, Montana. Sponsored by local firefighters. $35-$45.

High Pass Challenge, Aug. 29: 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. $45-$80.

September

Kootenay Suffer Fest, Sept. 3-5: 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. 4: Ride 15, 30, 50 or 85-mile routes beginning at Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $35-$50 ($75 per family).

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, Sept. 10: Ride 58K, 102K or 152K between Cranbrook and Kimberley, B.C., food and entertainment. $99-$179.

Cycle Oregon, Sept. 10-17: 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 8-10. Registration opens in February; fills quickly. $985.

SpokeFest, Sept. 11: Spokane event attracts 1,600 participants, families as well as serious riders; 9th annual event based from Kendall Yards has three tour options: a 9-mile loop, the classic river loop of 21 miles in Riverside State Park, and a Spokesman 50-miler extending Classic Loop into the Four Mounds area. Music at finish. $8-$25.

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.

NIC Brian Williams Poker Ride, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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. 12-17: Rare international bicycle tour on the Selkirk Loop; 7th annual ride includes on new route up to 370 miles (or shorter segments) and 22,000 of elevation gain. 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.

Kootenai River Ride, Sept. 17: Ride 16, 60 or 100 kilometers near Kootenai River out of Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry, Idaho; 14th annual event supported by Rotarians, followed by baked potato feed. $25, family $50.

Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride, Sept. 17: Ride 10, 35, 75 or 100 kilometers near Salmon Arm, British Columbia, in this 17th annual event limited to 600 riders. BBQ lunch. $5-$30 ($50 family).

Huckleberry 100, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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. 17: 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. 17: Combines 20, 40, 65 and 100-mile cycling routes out of Colville, Wash. Sponsored by Rotary Club. $60-$70 (kids under 10 free).

Ride the ROC, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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. 17-18: 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. 17-18: 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. $5-$60.

Apple Valley Kiwanis Wine Country Trek, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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. 24: Ride 90 miles on mixed surface roads out of Winthrop, Wash. Last of four events in series. $70.

Kitsap Color Classic, Sept. 24: Ride 25, 37 or 57 miles in 23rd annual event through fall colors and small communities on Kitsap Peninsula, organized by Cascade Bicycle Club. Food stops and pancake breakfast. $40-$45.

Coeur d’Fondo, Sept. 26: The 5th 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. $20 for family ride, $85 for others.

Centennial Trail Family Bike Ride, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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.

Rotary Rivers & Ridges Ride, Oct. 1: Includes family rides of 7, 14 or 25 miles as well as challenging 50 or 100 milers from Clarkston, Wash., area, with a Riverfest event. $20-$50.

October

Tour de Rock Mountain Bike Ride & Rough Ride, Oct. 1: At 49 Degrees North Mountain Resort. Choose from at least three rides, including a bunny hill tour at the resort or a challenging climb starting in Chewelah and gaining 4,000 feet of elevation on a variety of surfaces. Party and prizes. Benefits 49 Degrees North Winter Sports Foundation. Info: (509) 937-4922 or nordic@ski49n.com.

Manastash Metric Century, Oct. 1: The 20th annual ride includes 50K or 100K options along the Yakima River from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back. $40.

Kettle Mettle, Oct. 1: Gravel Road Cycling Fondo on British Columbia’s 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 3rd annual event. $105-$135, less for teams.

Western Montana Hill Climb, Oct. 2: Time-trial-style 4-mile climb gains 840 feet up Pattee Canyon in Missoula; nine categories including new riders plus eight bicycle categories for the 40th annual event hosted b Missoulians on Bicycles. Prize for every rider. $3.

Chewelah Valley Lions Fall Half-Century Bike Tour, Oct. 2: Includes 25 or 50 miles from Chewelah to Springdale and back via Stevens County loop around Waitts Lake, plus 10-mile ride for kids. Sign ups allowed up to the 10 a.m. start in Chewelah City Park. Sponsored by Lions Club. Info: Becky Washington, rebecca214@centurytel.net.

Family Adventure MTB Series: Hells Gate, Oct. 30: Mountain bike on several family-friendly courses out of Hells Gate State Park near Lewiston, Idaho. Weekend option. Bring costumes. Last of of four family events organized by Bicycle Sales and Service.

Boneshaker BikeFest & Metric Century, NOT YET SCHEDULED: 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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