Outdoors

Weekend Getaway: KITSAP COLOR CLASSIC

What: This popular ride sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club signals the end of the club’s organized ride season. The ride offers routes ranging in distance from 14 to 64 miles. The course is hilly in some areas, but there are loops suitable for most riders. On the 64-mile loop, 23 miles are uphill on a route that gains 3,597 feet.

Where: Start at Edmonds or Kingston.

When: Sunday, start between 7:30 and 10 a.m. in Edmonds and 9 and 11 a.m. in Kingston. The course closes at 3 p.m.

History: This is event’s 17th year.

Activities: There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake feed from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Edmonds starting area. The cost is $5.

Getting there: Edmonds, Masonic Lodge: Take Interstate 5 north to Exit 177. Follow Highway 104 for 5 miles. Turn right onto Dayton Street. The lodge is located between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

Kingston, Kitsap Bank: Take Highway 16 as it turns to Highway 3. Turn right on Highway 305. Turn left on Highway 307 and follow onto Highway 104. The bank is on the corner of Highway 104 and Hansville Road.

Cost: $35 to start in Edmonds or $28 in Kingston. The Edmonds fee includes the ferry ticket.

Of note: Your race bib is your ticket to use the ferries and eat at the food stops along the course. Cascade Bicycle Club members get a $5 discount. Registration is open 7:30 to 10 a.m. in Edmonds and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kingston.

Information: Cascade.org

Craig Hill, The News Tribune

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