West Seattle (and beyond) weekend scenes: Boatload of bikes

Not West Seattle, but taken by a West Seattleite, and some WS riders had to have been in the crowd – that’s a ferry full of bicycles, headed from Bainbridge Island to downtown Seattle after the Chilly Hilly, photographed by John LaSpina, who caught this view too:

8 Replies to "West Seattle (and beyond) weekend scenes: Boatload of bikes"

  • celeste17 February 28, 2010 (11:36 pm)

    I saw some bicyclist today with numbers on the front of their bikes and wondered what bike race was happening. Now I know. TY WSB

  • Kevin March 1, 2010 (1:15 am)

    Great picture! Always fun to see something that only happens perhaps once a year. Quite a sight to see. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bikejuju March 1, 2010 (7:50 am)

    5000 riders!

  • wundrgrrrl March 1, 2010 (10:52 am)

    It was an awesome ride! Not too chilly… but verrrry hilly. My legs still feel like jello. I hear it’s one of the top 4 rides in the nation. Recommended for next year!

  • John March 1, 2010 (2:05 pm)

    Just a little over 6,000 riders this year. The best weather yet!

  • I. Ponder March 1, 2010 (3:52 pm)

    It would appear that bicycling is booming in these parts. The Chilly Hilly is no stroll in the park. Some of those hills look like walls as you approach them. 2,675 feet of climbing over 33 miles. There was a parallel event known as the FHR in polite company (F-ing Hills Race). It started as a pirate ride, but is now pretty well organized. Participants wear pirate flags instead of numbers. It had terrific prizes and a more alternative theme from the well-organized Chilly Hilly. I rode both events simultaneously and both were great fun.

  • velo_nut March 1, 2010 (8:15 pm)

    Just want to clarify… Chilly Hilly is not a RACE it’s an organized ride put on by Cascade Cycling Club.

  • WSB March 1, 2010 (8:32 pm)

    We didn’t call it a race, just called it the Chilly Hilly. And our link goes to the event’s page on the Cascade site.

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