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Burien Cyclists Getting Chilly?

Get ready for the Chilly Hilly! Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

With chilly February weather and 2,191 feet of climbing, the name says it all!

Burien cyclists can join others in the region in kicking off the riding season in the Northwest for the 46th Chilly Hilly. It’s is a must-do. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island.

Join us for the ride Bicycling Magazine named “one of four classic rides” in the nation. It’s guaranteed to be hilly, probably chilly and always a heck of a lot of fun. So get the dust off your bike and get ready for cycling season early!

Chilly Hilly 2016 - Cyclists

Chilly Hilly 2016 – Cyclists wait to board the ferry for Bainbridge Island. © Cascade Bicycle Club



  • A scenic cruise on a Washington State Ferry (Seattle start)
  • Free food stop at Battle Point Park
  • Supporting local Bainbridge charities
  • Finish line festival with a fantastic chili feed benefiting a different Bainbridge Island nonprofit each year (additional cost)

More information:

Details and registration information

Ride route map

Chilly Hilly FAQs

​Who does your registration fee support?

Did you know that Chilly Hilly is a fundraiser? Your Chilly Hilly ride registration makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:

  • You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
  • You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
  • You are empowering youth from diverse communities through the Major Taylor Project.
  • You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group rides every year.
  • Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.
Chilly Hilly 2016 - Bicycles FILL the ferry

Chilly Hilly 2016 – Bicycles FILL the ferry as cyclists head over to Bainbridge Island. © Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade’s events are made possible with support from the local communities through which we ride. In addition to supporting Cascade’s programs, your registration fee helps Cascade give back to these communities and the organizations that thrive there. We’re grateful for all their continued support.

Cascade Bicycle Club