THIS WEEKEND: Seattle Bike Swap & Chilly Hilly
Set your alarm early to score great deals at Saturday's 14th annual Seattle Bike Swap. Doors open at 9, but people line up earlier (some as early as 7 a.m.) Bring deal-friendly cash as there is no ATM on-site. The 7-11 has one across the street, but you might lose out on those sweet rims in the meantime.
Head home with your haul and gear up for the 37th annual Chilly Hillyevent on Bainbridge Island on Sunday. If you haven't pre-registered (still can until midnight tonight!), registration tents are open in Seattle (under the Viaduct across from the ferry terminal) from 7 to 10 a.m. and in Bainbridge from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Ferries depart from Seattle at 7:55, 8:45, 9:35 and 10:35 a.m. with your event bib acting as a ferry ticket.
At 33 miles, Chilly Hilly has one official food stop at mile 19.3, stocked to the brims with homemade cookies and hot cider. Be sure to bring a few extra dollars, too. The other stops along the route are fundraisers for a wonderful group of Bainbridge Island charities. Don't miss the Finish Line Festival with fantastic chili feed to support the Squeaky Wheels Cycling Club.
The Chilly Hilly is a fundraiser for the Cascade Bicycle Club, a 501(c)4 organization. Cascade also donates to a number of Bainbridge Island nonprofits as a thanks for help and support on the event.
Tweeting your ride? Use hashtag #chillyhilly. See you on the hills!