Cascade Bicycle Club’s first big ride event of the year is Sunday. Every year, tons of people pack the Seattle-to-Bainbridge ferry for the Chilly Hilly.
The route is a loop around Bainbridge Island, so the “hilly” part is guaranteed. And weather forecasts as of Friday morning show temperatures in the low 40s, so the “chilly” part is looking pretty likely, too.
Unlike many of the club’s other big rides, the Chilly Hilly has no rider limit, and you can register and pay at the start. This leads to big variation in the number of attendees, with rider levels swelling when the weather is nice even though bad weather is half the point.
- Seattle: Day-of-ride registration will be on Alaskan Way opposite the Coleman Ferry Terminal.
- Open 7 to 10:30 a.m.
- $40 day of event registration fee – includes round-trip ferry fare.
- Bainbridge Island: Day-of-ride registration is at the B.I. Cycle Shop, 124 Bjune Dr SE, Winslow.
- Open 7:30 to 10:30 a.m
- $30 day of event registration fee - No ferry fare included.
How hilly is the ride? Here’s the elevation data from Cascade: