The Earth Day Market Ride, Saturday, April 22 (EARTH DAY) is the Kick-Off event for the 36th Annual Bicycle Community Challenge, and a great way to celebrate Earth Day (plus, your rides this day will count toward your Bicycle Community Challenge total in May). See all the details below!
Meet neighbors, enjoy a Saturday bike ride to town, and support our local growers, makers and bakers at the Olympia Farmers Market!
Rides start in several different neighborhood locations listed below. Stay tuned here for last minute updates. The neighborhood rides will converge downtown at the Heritage Park Fountain at around 10:45 to 10:55 a.m.. We’ll have free one-dollar Market Tokens to share, plus free coffee from Dancing Goats Coffee, treats from San Francisco St Bakery, juices, gluten free treats, and free stickers for all! At 11:00 am, we'll have a cheer, a prize drawing and a group photo. Then we'll ride to the Olympia Farmers Market, where you can catch some great live music, and enjoy the food and shopping! Bring your bike bags!
Ride Starting Points
Cutters Point Coffee (5.6 Miles)
Lacey Boulevard and Pacific Avenue roundabout.
Meet at 9:30 a.m. (or earlier for optional coffee), Depart at 9:45 a.m.
Leader: SAM (he/him)
Trail Roundabout (Intersection of Chehalis and Woodland Trails) (4 Miles)
Meet up at 10:00 a.m., Depart at 10:15 a.m. with group from Cutters point Coffee
Leader: A (They/Them) (and Sam, arriving from Cutters Point)
Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls (a family-friendly starting point and route) (3 Miles)
Please walk bikes through the park to the kiosk at the multi-use trail entrance.
Meet up at 9:45 a.m., Depart at 10:00 a.m.
Leaders: KERRI (she/her) and KYLE (he/him)
Olympia High School (3.5 Miles)
Meet at bike racks on Carlyon Ave side of school (NW corner of school bldg).
Meet up at 10am, Depart at 10:15 a.m.
Leaders: PAUL (he/him) and STACEY (she/her)
Roosevelt School parking lot entrance (2 Miles)
San Francisco Avenue and Bethel Street, NE.
Meet up at 10:10 a. m. Depart 10:25 a.m.
Leaders: BARB (she/her) and STEFANIE (she/her)
Garfield Elementary School (1 Mile)
Garfield Avenue and Plymouth Street NW.
Meet up at 10:15am, Depart at 10:30 a.m.
Leader: KIM (she/her), MICHELLE (she/her) (and Linda, arriving from Evergreen)
The Evergreen State College (5.6 Miles)
Meet at Red Square Loop by the bus stop
Meet at 9:30 a.m., Depart at 9:45
Leader: LINDA (she/her)
Helmet and leader-provided Liability Waiver required, rules of the road observed, and we ride rain or shine!