The annual Tour de Whatcom charity bike ride is now open for registration. The ride is Saturday, July 29, 2017 and leaves from Boundary Bay Brewery in Downtown Bellingham. The Tour de Whatcom has four different routes of varying lengths from 22 miles to 100 (Century Ride) miles and offers something for every level of cyclists and every member of the family. These rides are awesome! You get to see everything: Mt Baker, Lake Whatcom, valleys, rivers, lush farmland, beaches and Puget Sound all in one fairly level ride. Beautiful rides for a great cause.
The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) will be the 2017 beneficiary of the ride.
Whatcom Events is proud to be working with Whatcom Community College on a one-time ride offered only in 2017. We will honor Whatcom Community College’s 50th anniversary by linking several of the College’s early county locations in a ride that will be approximately 50 miles long. College representatives will be stationed at select rest stations along the route with information regarding WCC’s history. Riders will also be able to donate to the WCC Foundation, which supports student scholarships and academic programs. Visit whatcom.edu/50 for information about the College and a complete schedule of WCC’s 50th anniversary events.
This will be the 12th year the Tour de Whatcom has welcomed riders from all over Washington State, the U.S. and Canada. This ride has been given great reviews and is a perfect event for beginner riders or more avid cyclists. No matter what skill level, the ride ensures beautiful sights and lots of fun for everyone at each of our five rest stops. Each rest stop will be equipped with food, drinks, fruit, and a special theme and are run by volunteers with all proceeds benefiting local charities.
Any individual may register for either the 22, 50, 62 or 100 mile rides. Current prices vary from $45-65 per person and include a free T-shirt and a beverage at Boundary Bay Brewery (non-alcoholic available too) which is an all ages Beer Garden. We offer a reduced price for tandem riders and families (up to six riders). Riders must be at least 10 years old for safety reasons. Early Bird Registration until June 30. (After July 1st, all rates will increase by $10.)
Details on the ride and registration can be found at tourdewhatcom.com
The Tour de Whatcom is a program of Whatcom Events, a 501(c)4 community non-profit organization. The present day Tour de Whatcom was started in 2003.