The Route

 

Course Hours

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route Options

These loops are great for recreational riders, yet can be challenging to ride hard and fast (yes, that means a few hills).

PDF of the 2015 route map and cue sheet with all the routes. 2016 map and cue sheet will be available closer to the event.

Description of Route Options

Hansville (1.5-2.5 hrs)

  • Ride with GPS 
  • 25 miles
  • 1,703 feet of climbing
  • Some hills, mostly rolling

Poulsbo/Port Gamble (2-4 hrs)

Combination Hansville + Poulsbo Loop (2.5-6 hrs) 

  • Ride with GPS route
  • 57 miles
  • 3,844 feet of climbing
  • Order is: Hansville to Poulsbo then Ferry 

Food Stops

Food Stops by Route

Hansville

  • Mile 2.6 - Kitsap Bank
  • Mile 22.3 - Kitsap Bank

Poulsbo/Port Gamble

  • Mile 2.6 - Kitsap Bank
  • Mile 20.7 - Liberty Bay Park

Combination Hansville + Poulsbo Loop

  • Mile 2.6 - Kitsap Bank
  • Optional Mile 22.3 - Kitsap Bank (adds 2 miles to loop to visit rest stop) 
  • Mile 38.3 - Liberty Bay Park

Food Stop Descriptions/Open Times

Edmonds Masonic Lodge

Open 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

For riders starting in Edmonds, the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group sponsors an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge start line. For only $7, chow down on hotcakes, juice and coffee and support a good cause!

Kitsap Bank

Open 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Riders on the 25 mile Hansville loop will be able to stop here at the beginning and end of their ride. Riders on the 39 and 57 mile loops will only hit it at the beginning of their ride without backtracking. Located in the parking lot of the Kitsap Bank at the intersection of Hwy 104 and Hansville Rd. Light snacks, water, portable restrooms and a mechanic are all available.

Liberty Bay Park

OPEN 9 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Positioned half way through the ride for riders on the 39 mile Port Gamble/Poulsbo loop and two-thirds through for riders on the 57 mile combined loop, this rest stop is located right on the water under the gazebo at Liberty Bay Park in Poulsbo. Portable restrooms, water, and light snacks are all available, including baked goods from local Sluys Poulsbo Bakery. No mechanic onsite at this location.

Route Support

Vehicle Support

SAG cars are out on the Kitsap Color Classic route and are volunteer coordinated and staffed. They are available to help with minor mechanics or transport you to the next mechanic if your bike is beyond their ability of repair. They are also there to get you back to the ferry if you are unable to continue due to a non serious injury or mechanical issue.  

In the case of an emergency or serious injury all support drivers will call 911, they do not transport riders to the hospital. Support drivers are also not there as a taxi service for tired legs. Please plan to ride the route appropriate to your abilities and finish the route you choose to take.

Bike Support - Cascade Outriders

The Outriders will be in their white and green Cascade Outrider jerseys. They are experienced volunteers and have ridden many if not all of Cascade's events.  They are available to help with minor mechanical issues, help you flag down a support vehicle, or answer questions about the route, event logistics, and riding in general.  They may remind you of Cascade event rules and safe riding practices, please be respectful as they are there to keep our event safe.  Wave hello as you see them along the route! 

Mechanics on Route

  • Kitsap Bank- Performance Bicycle

Training Rides

Cascade Bicycle Club offers an extensive Free Group Rides program that can help you get ready for your favorite weekend event. You can design your own personal training program by selecting the daily rides that fit your schedule and ability. 

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