SEA TRI KAN 2019
Wed. Jun 19, 2019 8:00am to Sun. Jun 23, 2019 11:00pm
SEA TRI KAN 2019 is a fully-supported, 5-day, 400+ mile bike tour fundraiser in support of refugees & asylees starting a new life in Washington State.
SEA TRI KAN is an intimate ride with about 50 cyclists and a well-equipped road support crew. Food, lodging, and road support are all included and your baggage will meet you in town every night, so your job is just to pedal! This makes it an accessible first tour for beginner cyclists who are willing to put in some spring training and a good way for more experienced cyclists to challenge their best times.
In support of local refugees?
Refugees & asylees are forced to flee their homes due to persecution for who they are or what they believe. They arrive to Washington State with great hopes for finding a new home in safety. World Relief works in 3 regions in Washington State (Seattle, Tri-Cities, and Spokane) to support refugees and other vulnerable immigrants as they bravely start a new life. We will visit all three in June in a demonstration of welcome and solidarity.
Each cyclist will fundraise toward a minimum goal of $1,979 in honor of 40 years of refugee resettlement in Washington State. The funds raised will be used to provide housing assistance, transportation, English language classes, job skills training, interview & resume preparation, and much more! Refugees and asylees contribute immensely to the economy and culture of welcoming cities. An investment in a family's first months in America is an investment in your community!
Tell me more...
Washington State has some of the most beautiful riding around. We'll start in Kent, make our way up past Mt. Rainier to crest Chinook Pass, then down into the Yakima valley and through wine country near Tri-Cities before hitting the rolling hills of the Palouse (our century day!) and finishing in Spokane. Our days range from 66-110 miles and from 2,200 to 3,900' elevation gain. Cue cards will be provided every morning and cyclists are strongly encouraged to ride together.