We are excited to announce a new Cascade Bicycle Club ride: The Seattle Brews Cruise, an urban ride for recreational cyclists who appreciate city riding and quality Pacific Northwest craft beers.
Scheduled for Sunday, May 5, the ride begins at the Schooner Exact Brewery in Seattle’s SODO District, and the flat 30-mile loop will take riders to Kent and back utilizing the 1stAve Bridge, the Duwamish, Green River and Interurban bike trails, and lightly traveled roads in between.
On the return, riders will have a chance to swing north on Airport Way, through the eclectic area of Georgetown before docking in SODO at the finish line party.
With only 150 feet of total elevation gain and a leisurely start time between 10 a.m. and noon, the Seattle Brews Cruise is a fun, early season, social ride ideal for riders of all types.
In addition to the 30-mile loop, there is a 15-mile route option for participants who seek a shorter cruise and a 45-mile route for the early risers.
The mid-point stop for both the 30- and 45-mile routes will be at Airways Brewery in Kent.
The start/finish line and the mid-point stop will feature an outdoor festival style setting with mechanical support, cool tunes, food options, bike parking galore and the opportunity to sample some of the area’s finest microbrews. With their paid registration, riders receive a limited edition T-shirt and pint glass to commemorate the inaugural ride, along with two beverage tickets good for beer at both breweries.
Event registration starts Jan. 29 for current Cascade members and will open to the general public on Feb. 5. The event capacity is limited to about 500 riders, so registering early is advised.