Looking to get more than a good workout from a bike ride? The Pacific Northwest offers a great line-up of year-round races that benefit non-profits and foundations in the area. New to the line-up this year is Seattle’s first “Obliteride”—one part bicycle race, one part fundraiser and all-out community event benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The scenic ride loops around Lake Washington and beyond and welcomes cyclists from all skill levels, with routes from 25 miles up to 180 miles. Funds raised by participating riders will be donated to Fred Hutch to aid in the search for cancer cures.
What you need to know:
- Location: Seattle, WA
- Start Area: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE
- Distance: Choose your lenght! The race offers 25 mile, 50 mile, 100 mile and 180 mile coures
- Kick-Off Party: Friday, August 9, 2013 – Gas Works Park
- Race Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013
- Start Time: 7:00 a.m.
In need of some last minute training tips? Check out Get On The Road: Top 6 Great Northwest Bike Routes for ideas on new training rides as well as Seattle to Portland on Two Wheels for great tips on training for a long race.