Seattle Bike Show

The Seattle Bike Show – its more than a Show it is an Experience!!!.

On February 28th and March 1st  this “kick off” to the cycling season returns to the CenturyLink Field Events Center.

Come on down and try out the newest Kona and Transition bikes by taking a few laps on the banked corners of the Experience’s new $27,000 pump track from Progressive Pump Tracks.
Experienced mountain bike competitor and instructor Kat Sweet will be there to give you tips.

Scream your way down the 300′ indoor zipline.

Utilize the outdoor test ride area to experience the newest bike technology from the show’s vendors.

Take one of the many bike trails and ride your own bike to the show and park in the covered bike corral.  Get out and enjoy this beautiful February weather.

The Performance Area presents demonstrations by professional mountain biker and stunt rider Ryan Leach.  World famous cyclist Bob Roll is making multiple presentations. Erik Moen, biomechanics expert, will explain and show how to get back in the saddle following injuries.

Your ticket gets you into the Travel Trips and Adventure Expo.  A cross section of outdoor adventure speakers will present on the Adventure Stage. Paddle board and scuba demonstrations will take place in the 12,000 gallon indoor pool.

Your ticket also gets you into the Seattle Golf and Travel Show.  There are putting, long drive and closest to the pin competitions.  Try your luck on the 50′ putt. Many of the West’s resorts and vacation destinations are presenting their wares and offering attractively priced  packages to their resorts.

These three show experiences make Saturday and Sunday a family affair. There is something for everyone.

Kids under 17 have free admission.

And, for the first time, beer and wine can be carried from the cantina area as you walk the show floor.

Come on down and have a great time. mtbakerbikeclub.org

McClinchy Mile Oso Strong Ride

Join B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County in Arlington on Sunday, March 15, 2015 for the annual McClinchy Mile Bicycle Ride.

This year’s McClinchy Mile is a memorial to the people and communities affected by the Oso Landslide. Rider fees will support the Oso-area Whitehorse Trail and bike tourism through the Centennial Trail Coalition and Washington Bikes. McClinchy also supports B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County, which has hosted the event for more than 30 years.

Route options of 34 and 56 miles, out and back on State Route 530 with light traffic. Views of the Stillaguamish River and the Cascades, as well as riding through the landslide area and local memorials.

Unique food stops at Rhodes River Ranch Restaurant in Oso and at Darrington Old School Park. In Oso, warm up inside with Cowgirl biscuits & gravy, fresh cookies, and hot beverages while overlooking an active horse arena. A lunch buffet option will also be available for purchase from the restaurant.

Riders sign-in and start between 8 and 10 a.m. at Haller Middle School, 600 E. First Street, Arlington, WA. Helmets are required for safety.

Stay overnight in Snohomish County and enjoy a ride on the 30-mile Centennial Trail or the unpaved Whitehorse Trail on Saturday.  More weekend travel ideas at Snohomish.org

The first 200 registered riders get an Oso Strong coffee mug. Cost is $30 for pre-registration, $35 for day-of ride registration. Registration and event updates at www.bikesclub.org/mcclinchy

Support recovery efforts that promote tourism and economic development while getting a glimpse of what Oso and Darrington have to offer to adventurous travelers.

Event Address: Haller Middle School, 600 E. First Street, Arlington, WA
Registration/Start: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015. Course closes at 4 p.m.
Event Website: www.bikesclub.org/mcclinchy