Magnolia’s annual Bike the Bluff fundraising ride is scheduled to take place Sunday, September 7, 2014. This popular neighborhood event includes a variety of routes for cyclists of all ages. The 5 or 7-mile course begins and ends on the Catharine Blaine K8 School playground, located immediately adjacent to the Pop Mounger Pool parking lot 2535 32nd Ave W.
The 5-mile loop travels past Magnolia Village, along the Magnolia Bluff, through Discovery Park, and back to Blaine via 34th Avenue West. The 7-mile ride continues after Discovery Park to loop around all of Magnolia. Detours can be added by rolling down through Discovery Park to the lighthouse and then climbing back up, rejoining the loop rides.
All proceeds benefit Catharine Blaine incoming fifth-grade class trip to Islandwood, a four-day environmental science camp on Bainbridge Island.
Pre-register online at www.bikethebluff.org to secure your spot. You can also show up and register the day of the event beginning at 9:30. The course opens at 10:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm. Registration fee for adults is $20, and includes a T-shirt. The fee for the first adult rider in a family registration is $20, and each family member after that is $10. Registration of three or more in a family will receive two T-shirts. Additional T-shirts can be purchased for $10. Riders 18 and under are $10.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!
Is your bike a little dusty and your tires need some air? That’s no excuse to stay home! Mike Benson, owner of Sprocketts Recycled Bicycles will be on hand for quick tune ups. On return from your ride, Metropolitan Market will be providing complimentary root beer floats for all riders.
In addition, on the playground, you can purchase hotdogs and sodas along with baked goods. All proceeds to benefit the incoming fifth-grade class of Catherine Blaine.