Obliteride announces kids route for 2nd annual fundraiser ride

go-orange-profile-pic.pngObliteride is already launching efforts to get people excited about their second annual summer fundraising bike ride, scheduled for August 8 this year. The ride raises money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The inaugural ride raised an astounding $1.9 million.

One change this year is the addition of a 1-mile route for kids. Organizers also note that this year’s routes are “more scenic and more familiar to most people than last year’s,” according to a press release.

Below is info on the routes. Online registration is open.

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 25-Mile – Beginner
Take a spin along Lake Washington down to Seward Park and see some of Seattle’s most historic and beautiful neighborhoods. Elevation gain: 1,400 feet

 50-Mile – Beginner to Moderate
Ride along Lake Washington and around Mercer Island. Enjoy the views as you get a good workout. Elevation gain: 3,100 feet

 100-Mile – Moderate to Advanced
It’s 100 miles of lake views, valley cruising, and a few challenging climbs. Elevation gain: 5,400 feet

 150-Mile – Advanced
Leave SODO on Saturday, Aug. 9, take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and enjoy a beautiful two-day cycle with some of the most scenic views Puget Sound has to offer, including a ride over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. This advanced trek features some challenging terrain, with a total elevation gain of nearly 12,000 feet. Riders are treated to an overnight and party at UPS in Tacoma before cycling back to Seattle for a party on Sunday.

Detailed route information, maps, photos and training tips are now available at obliteride.org/ride.

You may also notice a buildings and structures around the city — including the Pacific Science Center arches, the Zymogenetics building and the Great Wheel on the waterfront — turning orange in the lead up to the ride as a sign of solidarity.

Here’s a promo video for the 2014 ride:

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One Response to Obliteride announces kids route for 2nd annual fundraiser ride

  1. Mike says:

    I did it last year, and it was a fantastic ride for a great cause. Here’s my ride report:
    http://mikekrasnow.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/obliteride/

    Sign up today! Let’s see if we can blow past last year’s $1.9 million mark.

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