Next Sunday Bainbridge Island will be crawling with cyclists for the island’s largest recreational race. Over 2,600 feet of chilly hill climbing and a 33 mile ride draw BIG crowds every year – 6,029 registered riders in 2010. Folks come from near and far to brave the hills and make the classic loop around Bainbridge.
The official race runs from 8am to 3pm and starts as you unload off the ferry or from the top of the ferry ramp at Winslow if you are starting on the Bainbridge side. The ride is sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club, check out their site for more race details. The race culminates at Battle Point Park with a Chili Feed sponsored by Squeaky Wheels Bicycling Club. And proceeds from the race support ten local charities.
Bainbridge hosts many more throughout the year. If you are not a fan of cycling, but prefer running, swimming or maybe a triathlon, check out the list below:
Chilly Hilly – February 26, 2012 – Organized by the Cascade Bicycle Club.
Toe Jam Hill Half Marathon – April 2012 – Organized by Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club
4th of July Fun Run – 4th of July morning – Organized by Bainbridge Youth Services
Arms Around Bainbridge Benefit Swim – August 11, 2012 Organized by Arms Around Bainbridge
Kiwanis Summer Challenge Bike Ride Around Bainbridge | 52 or 34 or 16 mile ride – August 26, 2012 – Organized by Kiwanis Club
Blackberry Run 10K – September 2012 – Organized by Bainbridge Island Land Trust
Turkey Trot 5K – Thanksgiving morning 2012 – Benefits Helpline House
Solstice Run 5K | 1 mile – early December 2012 – Organized by Go Run and Island Fitness
Bainbridge Island mini – TRI .5 swim | 12.5 mile ride | 3.5 mile run – mid Sept 2012 – Organized by Island Fitness