Sunday, February 28, 2016, 8:00 AM
More than 6,000 cyclists rode the 2010 Chilly Hilly - an all-time record!
Named one of the top four rides in the nation by Bicycling Magazine, the Chilly Hilly offers a double challenge - 2,675 feet of overall climbing and the unpredictable and often disagreeable weather of late February.
Chilly Hilly has been an annual harbinger of spring for 42 years.
Riders can enjoy:
- a scenic cruise on a Washington State Ferry for visitors
- free baked goods & hot cider at the Hot Cider Food Stop
- a modest entrance fee that supports local Bainbridge Island charities
- Finish Line Festival with fantastic chili feed that is a fundraiser for a Bainbridge non-profit organization and other activities.
The 33-mile course is open from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. If your are taking the ferry over from Seattle, the ride starts when you get off the ferry. If you are starting on Bainbridge Island, the ride starts at the top of the ferry off-ramp on Winslow Way.
Make it a Chilly Hilly Weekend!
For a fresh start on Sunday, visitors can come early on Saturday, explore the many attractions of Bainbridge, sample wines from our 7 island wineries, dine in a variety of island restaurants, and spend a night or two in one of our many fine lodging establishments.
Registration, other information and course map at the Cascade Bicycle Club web site.