May Day Metric

What: Pick a tour named after a Hostess dessert and spend the day pedaling around Federal Way. The Ho-Ho-Ville route is 50 miles. The Twinkie-Land is 70 miles and the Ding Dong Station Mountain route is more than 100 miles. Ride organizers describe the event as a “challenging and hilly ride.”

Where: Phil’s South Side Cyclery, 2310 S.W. 336th St., Federal Way

When: Sunday. Course open from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Activities: There’s a finish line party at Jake’s Ales.

Getting there: From Interstate 5 take Exit 142B. Highway 18 becomes 348th Street, then Campus Drive, then 336th Street.

Cost: $25 per rider. Unicyclists are free.

Of note: Registration is at Johnny’s Bar and Grill adjacent to the bike shop. Get a slice of pie at the finish line. Portions of the proceeds benefit the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. Support provided for stranded riders. There is a rest area with snacks every 20 to 25 miles. Parking is free at Johnny’s and the bike shop.


Craig Hill, The News Tribune