New in 2016: The Emerald City Bike Ride

Ever imagine biking through a car-free Seattle? You’ll have your chance in 2016! We’re excited to announce a new Cascade Bicycle Club ride — the Emerald City Bike Ride! Route details will be released the week of Jan. 12, but we can tell you that it involves a state route bike riders have never been able to use and 22 miles of state and city roads — completely open to bike riders!

Scheduled for Sunday, April 3 (final details pending), we’re partnering with great local neighborhoods, as well as Washington State Department of Transportation and Seattle Department of Transportation, to put on an amazing urban ride that this city deserves. There will be 22-mile and 8-mile relatively flat options, with views that can’t be beat and access to roads normally closed to bike riders.

The goal of this ride is to get you, your friends, neighbors, spouses and kids out on bikes — this ride is accessible to all and sure to be an enormous hit.

Food stops will have tasty eats that showcase the neighborhood-specific cuisine. And registrants will receive a souvenir T-shirt of the ride. This is a great ride for everyone who loves bicycling!

It’ll be the largest closed-streets bike ride in Seattle and will go on routes that cyclists have never been able to ride on before: Get ready to be a part of this momentous occasion!

Registration will be $30 for Cascade Members; $50 for non-members; and registration will open Tuesday, Jan. 12. The ride has a 6,000 registrant limit, and we expect a huge response. Route specifics will be coming soon, so keep your eyes open for more news on the Emerald City Bike Ride.

Visit cascade.org/emeraldcity for up-to-date information on the ride and registration.