2024 Earth Day Market Ride

Saturday, April 20, 2024

The Earth Day Market Ride, Saturday, April 20 is the Kick-Off event for the 37th Annual Bicycle Community Challenge, and a great way to celebrate Earth Day! Meet neighbors, enjoy a Saturday bike ride to town, and support our local growers, makers and bakers at the Olympia Farmers Market!  See all the details below...

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 the Bread Peddler, 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! 

The Earth Day Market Ride and the BCC are both family friendly and inclusive events for all kinds of people who ride bikes! Whether you're a roadie or a gravel grinder, a commuter, bike-curious or bike casual, we're here for you, to connect and celebrate all kinds of people and all kinds of cycling in our community.

Helmet and leader-provided Liability Waiver required, rules of the road observed, and we ride rain or shine!

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: COLLEEN (she/her)

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: MAKAELA (she/her) and MARION (she/her)

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 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: STACEY (she/her) and PAUL (he/him)

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: STEFANIE (she/her), BARB (she/her) and Chris (he/him)

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)

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: A. (they/them)

Here's a link to our Ride Waiver and photo release: https://bcc.intercitytransit.com/sites/default/files/2024-04/EDMR_RideWaiverPhotoRelease2024.pdf 

Here's a map of the different routes: (Actual routes used may vary slightly from the ones on the map, at the ride leaders discretion. Please follow your ride leaders' instructions and the route they choose).

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1NA5jlK1nvmrS6xi80YOA0vcoQH-smYw…

 

2024 Earth Day Market Ride Results

Ride Totals

Number of Riders Distance
86 1463.61

Totals by Age Group

Age Category Number of Riders Distance
Adult (19-59) 35 523.67
Senior (60+) 44 914.49
Youth (12-18) 2 14.85
Junior (0-11) 2 10.6

Results by Team

Team Name Number of Riders # of First Time Riders Days Ridden Miles Ridden Average Days per Rider Average Miles per Rider
Lincoln Elementary 1 0 1 12 1.00 12.00
Crank IT! 12 0 12 129.3 1.00 10.78
Team Kunkle - Homes First 4 0 4 50.1 1.00 12.53
OlyVelo 9 0 9 104.15 1.00 11.57
Ovation Cycling Club 16 0 16 488.07 1.00 30.50
Riders Not On A Team 4 0 4 80.6 1.00 20.15
DSHS Social Cycles 2 0 2 24.4 1.00 12.20
St. Peter Hospital (Providence) 6 0 6 187.8 1.00 31.30
Department of Ecology Clean Air Act 1 0 1 16.57 1.00 16.57
OlyTrikes 3 0 3 45 1.00 15.00
Pat's Pedalers 3 0 3 37 1.00 12.33
REI #141 2 0 2 21.5 1.00 10.75
In It To Spin It (City of Lacey) 2 0 2 47.3 1.00 23.65
Braking Wind 2 0 2 35 1.00 17.50
Wheels o' Thunder 4 0 4 69.59 1.00 17.40
City of Olympia 2 0 2 14.5 1.00 7.25
WDFW 2 0 2 11 1.00 5.50
DNR - Natural Resource Bicyclists 1 0 1 3.73 1.00 3.73
Bigelow Environs 3 0 3 25.5 1.00 8.50
Wild RAD Pony 2 0 2 44 1.00 22.00
Team TRPC 1 0 1 8.5 1.00 8.50
UTC Pedal Power 1 0 1 8 1.00 8.00