About the ride


Route is open from 8 am to 3 pm



Start: Day-of-ride packet pickup and day-of-ride registration for 2015 is at Pyramid Brewing (12011st Ave S ) Open 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  There is no rider limit. There is plenty of street, lot, and garage parking in the area. Beware that February 22nd is the last day of the Seattle Home Show.  Parking will be more convenient for the earlier ferries.  Is your bike on your roof? Don't park in a garage!  

**Riders will be entering the ferry terminal through the Yesler Exit this year.  Do not go through the main ferry gates. Look for the Chilly Hilly signs and be sure that your bib # is visible for our volunteers at the gate.  Chilly Hilly riders ONLY in these lanes and your bib is your ticket.  

Finish:  The course and all on-route services officially close at 3 p.m. There are no designated Chilly Hilly ferries for your return to Seattle.  Your fare is round-trip, so enjoy the finish line festival and return on whichever boat you choose.  Check WSF website for updated ferry times here.  


Bainbridge Island:

Start: 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 - 10:30 a.m. You are welcome to start after your packet is picked up, but officially course support opens at 8am. 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.

Finish: Take your time enjoying the chili feed and finish line festival. Battlepoint park food stop closes at 2 p.m. and finish line festival closes at 3 p.m.

Traffic and Construction

There is significant road construction around the Colman Dock area, especially along Alaskan Way. Pyramid Alehouse provides us with a great location out of the construction zone with plenty of surrounding parking (surface, lots and garages). Also, please keep in mind that the Seattle Home Show starts at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22. Parking will be easier in this area for earlier ferries.

Want to head straight to the ferry? Be sure to register before Feb.11, so your packet can be mailed.


If you are coming to Bainbridge from the Kitsap side please be aware of the bridge cleaning project at Agate Pass. The bridge will be down to one lane with alternating traffic on the day of the event. Please plan for this delay. You can find more information from the WSDOT at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR305/2015ORBridgeCleaning/default


On Route Services

Battle Point Park will serve as our free food and midpoint stop and is being sponsored this year by Harrison Medical Center. Harrison is a full-service regional medical center with a new clinic on Bainbridge Island, offering 24/7 urgent care, primary care and specialty services. Their mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives through exceptional healthcare. They will be staffing the free food stop, providing hot drinks and first aid. We at Cascade are very excited they are joining us on this event.  

Back by popular demand

Baked goods at midpoint

The Girl Scouts are back!  Didn’t get enough homemade baked goods last year at Chilly Hilly?  The local Bainbridge Island Girl Scout troops will once again be providing free baked goods to all Chilly Hilly riders (donations accepted). Look for them at the Harrison Medical Center food stop in Battle Point Park. Don’t miss out!  

Finish line chili feed!

Available for purchase at the finish are hot bowls of chili (vegetarian also available), cornbread and other goodies to re-energize you post-ride. This year all proceeds from the chili feed will go to Bainbridge Island Rowing Club (BIR). BIR is one of only two public school rowing clubs on the West Coast. It is a grassroots self-funded organization that offers challenging varsity athletics to more than 110 high school students and 60 adults. This chili is guaranteed to warm your body and your soul. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Route support

By Car

The HAM radio operators will be driving the route, at safety points and monitoring the entire course.  The rider emergency number (206) 841-9665 will reach their headquarters and get you a SAG vehicle if necessary.  For medical emergencies please call 911.

By Bike

The Outriders will be in the black and white jerseys with OUTRIDER bibs.  They are experienced volunteers and have ridden many if not all of Cascade's events.  They are available to help with minor mechcanical issues, help you flag down a support vehicle, or answer questions about the route, the event logistics, and riding in general.  Wave hello as you see them along the route!

On foot

Safety marshalls will be at integral parts of the route giving you warnings of what is coming and helping you remember that we are following the rules of the road (please stop at stop signs!).  These volunteers are provided by BI Youth Services and Squeaky Wheels, both wonderful non-profits that are supported with your entry fee.

Only works day of event
Day of Event Emergency number
(206) 841-9665
Events Producer
Rebecca Sorensen
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. 11 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).