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Bike the Bluff

August 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Magnolia’s annual Bike the Bluff fundraising ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10.  This popular neighborhood event includes a variety of routes for cyclists of all ages. You can pick a 4.5 or 6 mile course and both will start and end on the Catharine Blaine playground.  There are also scenic detours that can add distance for those looking for a challenge or a virtually flat 2-mile-round-trip sidewalk route for the youngest of riders.

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Registration is available here or on the day of the event beginning at 9:30. The course opens at 10:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm.  Riders 12 and over are $20, riders 11 and under are $15 and a family registration is $40.  Alpine Hut has donated services to make sure bikes are road-worthy and Cascade Bicycle Club will provide helmet fitting by trained volunteers. Helmets are required for all riders.

Proceeds from Bike the Bluff will help send Catharine Blaine School’s incoming fifth-graders to a four-day environmental science camp on Bainbridge Island.

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  • Typeone

    This is always fun to do with kids, and good to see kids getting out on bikes with their parents.  A downside of living in Magnolia is that the hills discourage new riders, and there are very few flat routes. The full route of Bike the Bluff is pretty challenging for kids – that clockwise route up and along the bluff is a category 5 climb (according to mapmyride, for you Tour de France fans.)
    And the recommended scenic detour down to the West Point lighthouse and back? A killer. If any 5th grader from Blaine can bike up that road without stopping, I’d pay that kid’s way to the Bainbridge environmental camp.

  • Greg Felton

    This is always fun to do with kids, and good to see kids getting out on bikes with their parents.  A downside of living in Magnolia is that the hills discourage new riders, and there are very few flat routes. The full route of Bike the Bluff is pretty challenging for kids – that clockwise route up and along the bluff is a category 5 climb (according to mapmyride, for you Tour de France fans.)And the recommended scenic detour down to the West Point lighthouse and back? A killer. If any 5th grader from Blaine can bike up that road without stopping, I’d pay that kid’s way to the Bainbridge environmental camp.