Seattle Century tours the region Saturday


You have until 11:59 p.m. tonight (Thursday) to get the early registration deal for the annual Seattle Century ride. With 50, 85 and 100-mile options, the fully supported (and catered) ride aims to attract riders of many skill levels.

And best of all, it benefits Bike Works!

The ride starts Saturday morning at Magnuson Park and heads north on the Burke-Gilman Trail to the east side and back. The 100-mile goes all the way to Snoqualmie.

Registration is $71.50 in advance (goes to $80 the day of).

From Seattle Century:

ABOUT THE RIDE

The Tour – Beautiful Destinations

Puget Sound, Lake Union, Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, Burke Gilman Trail, Lake Sammamish Trail, Carnation, Duvall, Bothel, Redmond, Issaquah, Bellevue, Mercer Island, and an optional loop to Snoqualmie Falls.

The Support – Unrivaled support every mile of the way

Well marked courses; clear ride map; ride-along medics and mechanics; well-stocked (and yummy!) rest stops; support vehicles on course (just in case); tons of great food; start line mechanical support; short lines; hundreds of volunteers, friendly, helpful staff and all the support you need to have an incredible day riding through Seattle and its awe-inspiring fringes.

The Finish – Local, fresh, yummy

Amazing grilled salmon fillet; local vegetables and salad; pasta salad; appetizer table with cheeses, crackers, salamis and more; fresh rolls and dessert served with a cold microbrew or two in the free beer garden.

The Cause – Benefiting Bike Works

Bike Works builds sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. For more than a decade this non-profit organization has worked to educate and empower youth through bicycle programs. Bike Works makes bicycling accessible and affordable to the Seattle community.

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