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Sunday: Can you complete the Ride for Major Taylor/Bike Works fundraiser doubleheader?

I sure hope you didn’t have any other plans on Sunday, because you can do bikes bikes bikes morning ’til night. Bike Works Executive Director Ed Ewing pitched to Seattle Bike Blog that people could attempt a Ride for Major Taylor/Bikecitement doubleheader. Are you up for the challenge?

Route map for the Ride for Major Taylor long route.
Route map for the long route, from Cascade.

The day kicks off with Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Ride for Major Taylor, which is quietly one of the the organization’s best rides of the year. And this year’s long route will be a banger. It’s a 62-mile loop that starts in White Center and heads south to Tacoma before catching a ferry to Vashon, then a second ferry to Fauntleroy before heading back to White Center. That’s right, it’s a double-ferry route showcasing the two main options for biking from Seattle to Tacoma. There is also a shorter 26-mile loop with no ferry rides for those not ready to bike all the way to Tacoma and back.

But don’t wait. Registration closes at midnight tonight (April 18). The ride is a major fundraiser for Cascade’s education programming, including their excellent Major Taylor Project.

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Also, remember that the Spokane Street Bridge trail will be out of service, so plan your route to the start line accordingly.

Bikecitement 2024

Bikecitement 2024 promo image with a colorful illustration of someone riding a bicycle with 3 inline wheels and a bed floating in the sky with text Dreamcycle.

Bike Works’ annual fundraiser Bikecitement is Sunday evening. This is by far the most fun of all the transportation-related fundraiser parties in town. It’s even fun for people who aren’t fundraiser types of people. I mean, just look at the Dreamcycle poster. What is happening?!?

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3 responses to “Sunday: Can you complete the Ride for Major Taylor/Bike Works fundraiser doubleheader?”

  1. Jess Green

    What IS happening?!? I’m asking myself that daily this week. Sunday is going to be so fun!!! Thanks for the shout.

  2. Greg Barnes

    The long route goes clockwise, not counterclockwise as you described it. Tacoma to Vashon to Fauntleroy. Every time I’ve done it I got caught behind a freight train in Tacoma. OTOH, I still caught the ferry I wanted. But be prepared for train crossings.

    1. Tom Fucoloro

      Thanks! I’ll update the post.

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