Ride for Your Life at a Bloodcurdling Halloween Bike Party on Sunday
  • Cascade staff and volunteers are cooking up a cauldron of frightfully great rides in Seattle’s Gas Works Park and in Gig Harbor.
  • MTP Tacoma got the ghoulish good times started with a youth ride on Wednesday.

Sunday is Halloween, which means it’s time to scare up a frightfully good costume and bike for your life!  

Join Cascade staff members and volunteers on Sunday as we rattle bones in Gig Harbor and ride like demons in Seattle.

“This will be a super-awesome event with zombies, vampires, and an assortment of the un-dead,” says Doc Wilson, founder of the Peace Peloton, which is partnering with Cascade on the Run and Ride for Your Life event in Seattle’s Gas Works Park.

Peace Peloton, which holds devilishly incredible bicycling events that support Black-owned businesses, promises a good time with its ghoulish lineup of activities for the creepy gathering in Gas Works Park. Activities include:

  • A Bizarre Shoe Bazaar sponsored by Brooks Running where participants can win a pair of kicks to outrun goblins.

  • A Scary Scavenger Hunt where brave souls can explore the surrounding neighborhoods by bike, on foot--or by crawling like a creeper.

  • A Light Up the Night costumed ride around Lake Union amidst zombie hordes with lights.

  • A deadly good DJ, beer garden, and more. 

  • See more details at peacepoloton.com.

  • RSVP on the event Facebook page.  

Terror in Tacoma!

Major Taylor Project Coordinator Josh Stowell got the spooky fun started on Wednesday with an MTP event in Tacoma, where youth showed up in costumes to pedal through South Tacoma in search of the scariest houses, followed by a Harvest Festival with snacks and games at IDEA High School.

The rain threatened mayhem, but the students didn’t mind. After heading out on their ride they returned to covered picnic tables to take a stab at bobbing for apples, building a Jenga tower of terror, and painting paranormal pumpkins. Stowell cooked up a witch’s brew of sweet and gooey caramel on a camp stove for making fang-tastic caramel apples that were positively to die for. 

Rattle Dem Bones!

The Rattle Dem Bones Bike Ride and Costume Contest in Gig Harbor returns from the crypt following a horrific hiatus due to the pandemic. Presented by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, and organized with the help of Cascade staff members and volunteers, the ride starts at Kimball Park and will be followed by an outdoor party with live music and prizes for best costumes. 

Casual riders and friendly ghosts can cruise a few miles along the Cushman Trail, while those seeking a freakier challenge can attack the 36-mile Monster Hills or 22-mile Son of Monster loops. Proceeds benefit the Community Recreation Fund, which provides opportunities for children to participate in sports and recreation programs. 

No broomstick for this Rattle Dem Bones witch! Photo courtesy of Paige Wells Hushed Revelry Photography.

Marlene Druker, a Cascade ride Leader and the event chairperson for Rattle Dem Bones, noted that organizers kept registration affordable “in the spirit of making recreational activities open to all.” Register for Rattle Dem Bones here, and see more event details here.

Don’t be a fraidy cat! Grab your bike, fly over on a broomstick, and dig yourself out of that graveyard of pandemic doom to celebrate and gather with fellow creeps and kooks on Halloween. 

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