Cruise to Bainbridge for the Chilly Hilly

Bike lovers, kick-off the cycling season this Sunday at the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Chilly Hilly on Bainbridge Island. Whether you’re into fast-paced-edge-of-your-tiny-seat racing or leisurely day treks, this 33 mile ride—packed with 2,675 feet of climbing--is a scenically breathtaking and challenging race. Fair warning: as its name suggests, the race can be both chilly and hilly (and also damp), so layer up!

The course opens at 8 a.m. this Sunday, February 28. Seattleites can catch an early ferry to the island to join fellow bikers in downtown Winslow. Purchase your tickets before Sunday at the B.I. Cycle Shop (124 Bjune Dr. SE, Winslow; 206.842.6413; noon to 6 p.m.) for $22 or register on race day.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to grab your helmet . Who knows? I might see you there.

Visit the Cascade Bicycle Club Web site for more information.