Who's riding the Kitsap Color Classic?

This weekend is our final cycling event of the year, the 18th annual Kitsap Color Classic.

In the past, the Kitsap Color Classic was held in early October. Weather proved to be highly unreliable, so we bumped it into September this year. So much for that! I've heard plenty of jokes about how summer came and went one day in July. Or was it August? I don't know; I think I might have been out of town that day. Or overslept. Lately the weather has been, as one local news outlet put it, "Sad, happy, sad."

I can't predict what the weather will be like later today, let alone Sunday morning, but I can tell you this: the Kitsap Color Classic is a pleasant ride. The scenery is lovely with tree-lined roads, water views and generally low traffic. Routes range from 14 miles to 64 miles.

This weekend, Old Mill Days is being held in Port Gamble. On one hand, that may mean increased vehicle traffic as you get closer to Port Gamble on some of the longer routes. On the other hand, maybe the festival will provide an opportunity to rest and watch a wood chopping contest.

Kitsap Color Classic
Sunday, Sept. 26

Online registration is open through 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24.

After tomorrow, you're welcome to register at either start location. We take cash, check or credit cards at the start, and it's helpful if you bring a completed registration form.

Kingston start line and day-of-ride registration: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Kitsap Bank parking lot - located at the corner of Hwy 104 & Hansville Rd. Note this is also the same location as the food stop for the ride.

Edmonds start line and day-of-ride registration: 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge on515 Dayton Street, between 5th and 6th.

Ferry Schedule - 8:40, 9:20 and 10:10 a.m.
Your KCC bib is your ticket to ride one of these ferries. Fees for other ferries are not covered. The schedule is subject to change; visit Washington State Ferries to confirm sailing times.

Please remove bike cleats (including recessed) before walking upstairs on the ferries.

Course hours - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group sponsors an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Masonic Lodge start line in Edmonds from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. For only $6, chow down on hotcakes and support a good cause!

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