Ride Around Washington
2018 information below, check back dec. 1st for 2019 updates
20th Annual Ride Around Washington
Saturday, July 28 - Friday, August 3rd
This year’s Ride Around Washington (RAW) returns to the west side of the state, celebrating its 20-year anniversary with undulating hills, ocean sunsets and sweet salty air. The 2018 Inland Coast Tour features many new roads previously not ridden in RAW history, with fantastic marine views along the way. From the Peace Arch to Port Townsend, and the Nooksack River to the western foothills of Mt. Baker, riders will explore a portion of the state that is as rich in history and diversity as it is in scenic beauty. We’ll bike iconic Chuckanut Drive and cross the Deception Pass Bridge, which offers perhaps the most spectacular water view in the entire state. And for those who prefer a hot shower as soon as they enter camp, we will be staying in one location for the first three nights!
Whether you are a newcomer to RAW or a returning rider, the Inland Coast Tour offers a fantastic and unique cycling adventure. The vibe on RAW is relaxed, friendly, and social. It has the feel of summer camp for grownups, while allowing you to enjoy a premier cycle touring experience. Each year we welcome back returning riders along with new guests seeking their next cycling adventure.
RAW is a fully supported bicycle tour with overnight camping accommodations. The tour includes three meals per day; hot showers; daily ride support (snacks, water, and mechanic services); beer generously donated by Fremont Brewing; daily luggage transport from each overnight camp; and (for a fee) gear and bike transportation to the start in Lynden and from the finish in Port Townsend. Along with professional staff, much of the tour experience is designed and supported by Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers, fellow cyclists dedicated to sharing our love of cycling in Washington state with our guests. Please join us in 2018!
Check out this video from RAW 2015, courtesy of Andrea Fox & Rhonda McKinney
Who does your registration support?
Did you know the Ride Around Washington is a fundraiser? Your RAW ride registration makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:
- You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
- You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
- You are empowering youth from diverse communities through the Major Taylor Project.
- You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group rides every year.
- Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.