Whether you want to be bare and brave with the Fremont Solstice cyclists, take a tour of the beautiful Northwest on a bike, or get the kids out with their training wheels for Bicycle Sunday, there are some great bicycle events in Puget Sound during June!
Earthworks Tour Inaugural Ride & Celebration
Saturday, June 2
Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park
742 E. Titus St.
Kent, WA 98030
Everyone is welcome to join the celebration! In addition to hosting the Inaugural Ride for bicyclists, the Kent Arts Commission is excited to invite community members, arts enthusiasts and historic preservationists to the Start Line to celebrate the restoration of the Herbert Bayer Earthwork. Attend a quick ceremony at 9:00am and then stay to enjoy music and art activities, or hop on your bicycle and discover art all along the way! Beginning riders interested in the 20 mile loop – and families with children planning to follow the 12 mile route – will have the opportunity to ride in a group with experienced ride leaders. These groups will convene at the start line at 9:00am. Departures will begin at 9:30am, with the family group departing at 9:45am. Rest stops will be located at the Green River Natural Resources Area and Waterworks Gardens. Light snacks will be provided, but you might want to bring a picnic lunch. There are several restaurants located in downtown Kent and the Farmers Market is open from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 24
10:00am – 6:00pm
Mount Baker Beach
2521 Lake Park Dr S
Seattle, WA 98144
Bicycle or walk along Lake Washington Boulevard south of Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park’s entrance. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized traffic. It’s a safe, free and family-friendly recreation opportunity!
Flying Wheels Summer Century
Saturday, June 9
046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE
Redmond, Washington 98052
Get out of the city and enjoy some of Puget Sound’s finest rural riding on the largest century in Washington state! The Flying Wheels Summer Century presented by Raleigh is a true celebration of cycling with a finish line festival, and much more! Each route takes you through rural scenery and great rest stops. You’ll enjoy scenic cycling loops of 25, 45, 65 and 100 miles, a Finish Line Festival with food and beverages and New Belgium beer garden. Plus, post-ride massages by Washington Sports Massage Team. Register online or you can register at the event.
Fremont Solstice Cyclists
Saturday, June 16
7:00am – 12:00pm
3rd Ave NW and NW 36th St
Seattle, WA 98107
The Painted Cyclists have long been a fixture of the Fremont Solstice Parade – an event created and produced by the Fremont Arts Council. The parade is a fantastic and whimsical celebration of the return of the sun, complete with larger than life puppets, floats, and street performers. The Painted Cyclists engage and entertain the crowd with boldness, bareness and enthusiasm. Join in and welcome summer to Seattle with an outpouring of artistic expression, fossil fuel-free travel and fun. Check the details online.
Tour de Pierce
Sunday, June 24
Western Washington Fair Grounds
110 9th S.W.
Puyallup, WA 98371
Tour de Pierce is a a summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County for fitness and fun, promoting bicycle awareness and safety. Since 1990, bicyclists from all over the Northwest have participated in the Tour de Pierce. Choose 12, 30 or 50 mile marked routes. The 12 mile route is designed for families or for those new to biking. All routes include maps and cue sheets, a rest stop with refreshments, and rest rooms. The ride begins at the Gold Parking lot of the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup and winds through Puyallup, Sumner, and adjacent farmlands. Register online.