Cascade Bicycle Club’s newest ride, the Valley River Ride, will take place this Sunday, April 2. Starting and ending in Renton, the ride travels along the picturesque Cedar and Green Rivers, offering riders the sound of rolling waters and the sweet smell of pine. Featuring low-traveled roads, protected trails, and a few miles of hard-packed gravel, the Valley River Ride boasts a low elevation, nature-inspired route.
The Valley River Ride joins the long list of Cascade’s world-class major bicycling rides, alongside Chilly Hilly, the Emerald Bike Ride presented by Kaiser Permanente, RSVP and the Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland presented by Alaska Airlines.
With three different distance options (35, 52 and 62 miles), the Valley River Ride accommodates riders of varying abilities and is great for those just venturing into longer distance riding.
Senior Director of Events & Rides David Douglas said, “The Valley River Ride offers riders a beautiful new riding experience that we’re really excited about, especially since it features a brand new route.” Douglas continued, “We’re hoping to see lots of new faces on Sunday.”
Full route details at cascade.org/valley-river-ride.
In addition to the new route and scenic views, riders will enjoy a finish line festival at Renton Stadium that includes onsite vendors, a free ride souvenir and hot food for purchase.
Online registration is now closed, but day-of registration is available from 8-9 a.m. at the start line at Renton Stadium. Day-of registration fees are $50 for Cascade members and $60 for non-members. Learn more about becoming a Cascade member at cascade.org/membership.
Registration fees from the Valley River Ride support Cascade’s bicycle education and advocacy programs. Rider participation allows Cascade to offer:
School-based education programs for more than 28,000 students
Grassroots leadership training for community advocates
Statewide policy work to make Washington roads safer for all users
More than 2,000 Free Group Rides annually for people of all ages and abilities