About the ride

Starting points

Seattle: Day-of-ride packet pickup and day-of-ride registration is on Alaskan Way opposite the Coleman Ferry Terminal. Open 7 to 10:30 a.m.  There is no rider limit. There is plenty of street parking and ferry commuter parking in the area, but you may have to ride your bike a few blocks to the registration area.  The ride starts when you get off the ferry.  

Bainbridge Island: Day-of-ride packet pickup and day-of-ride registration is at the B.I. Cycle Shop, 124 Bjune Dr SE, Winslow. Open 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. You can start anytime between these hours.  Street parking on Bainbridge Island is free, but time limits vary by location.  To get on the route follow Winslow Way north to the where the ferry traffic exits and continue straight.

The course is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. No road services before or after those times.

How hilly is it?

Here's a look at the elevation profile:

Route map & cue sheet

NEW food stop

Enjoy free baked goods, fruits and snacks at the Island Center Hall. Operated by the Island Girl Scouts, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., you do not want to miss this stop! 

Finish line festival

Baked goods, hot drinks and warm chili will be sold to benefit local Bainbridge Island charities. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


T-shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys will be available for purchase online and at the finish line. 

Road support

On road support is provided by the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Operators, mechanics from Performance Bicycles and B. I. Cycle Shop, and our own Safety and Medical crew. Safety vehicles are identified with Cascade Bicycle Club signs.

The day of ride emergency number is (206) 841-9665, answered live by on-road support personnel.

Mechanical support on route

  • Seattle Registration Area - The Bicycle Repair Shop 
  • Bainbridge Island Registration Area - B.I. Cycle Shop
  • Mile mark .2 - Classic Cycles
  • Mile mark 5.1 - Craig Tamura
  • Mile mark 15.4 - Battle Point Park - Performance Bicycle
  • Mike mark 17.6 - Free Food Stop at Island Center Hall - Performance Bicycle


Suggested items to bring:

  • Helmet (it’s required!)
  • Layered and warm cycling clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Patch kit, spare tube, pump & tools
  • Cycling mirror
  • Money for emergencies & goodies (lots of charity groups on the route selling food items)

Special thanks to our event sponsors:



Day-of-event emergency number
(206) 841-9665
Events Producer
David Douglas
For general information on events and rides
Cascade Bicycle Club front desk
206-522-BIKE (2453)
Chilly Hilly registration

Chilly Hilly ferry

Chilly Hilly ferry schedule

Your Seattle registration fee includes a ferry ticket for you and your bike on the ferry times listed below:

7:55, 8:45, 9:35 and 10:35 a.m.

Your bib is your ferry ticket. If you take an earlier or later ferry, you must pay your own fare. Bicycle capacity per vessel is limited so arrive early.  The 7:55 ferry is the most crowded, 8:45 less so, and the 9:35 & 10:35 ferries are the least crowded.

Even though there is no rider limit, due to heavy day-of-ride registrations, we can't guarantee that day-of-event registrants will make their intended ferry. If you must make a particular ferry, we suggest you pre-register for this event before Feb. 12 to have your packet mailed to you.

Use the special Chilly Hilly entrance north of the downtown Seattle ferry terminal. For safety, walk your bike onto the ferry and remember to remove or cover your cleats if you go up to the passenger decks (it's the law).