Chilly Hilly Ramble

Seattle, Washington

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The Chilly Hilly ride, held the last weekend in February, is traditionally the first major event of the bicycling season for Puget Sound area cyclists. Several thousand participants brave wet and cold weather to ride the 28-mile loop around Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle. First of all, the Chilly Hilly includes the features that make bicycling in this area so enjoyable: This ride starts with a ferry ride and then follows low-traffic roads along beautiful shore lands, through lush evergreen forests and friendly communities. Bainbridge, like other islands, is hilly; completing this ride is challenging enough to let you feel proud of your accomplishment. Terrain: hilly, mostly rural roads.
Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest

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Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest

by Todd Litman & Suzanne Kort (The Globe Pequot Press)

The Chilly Hilly ride, held the last weekend in February, is traditionally the first major event of the bicycling season for Puget Sound area cyclists. Several thousand participants brave wet and cold weather to ride the 28-mile loop around Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle.

First of all, the Chilly Hilly includes the features that make bicycling in this area so enjoyable: This ride starts with a ferry ride and then follows low-traffic roads along beautiful shore lands, through lush evergreen forests and friendly communities. Bainbridge, like other islands, is hilly; completing this ride is challenging enough to let you feel proud of your accomplishment. Terrain: hilly, mostly rural roads.

©  Todd Litman & Suzanne Kort/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Seattle
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Cascade Bicycle Club 206-522-BIKE
Driving Directions: Directions to Chilly Hilly Ramble

Recent Trail Reviews

7/3/2007
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Don't be folled by the mileage. This is not an easy ride given the elevation changes and grades. Also, be mindful of the directions. Fantastic views of the sound all around the island.


7/16/2004
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