PenMet Parks Bike Bash: Sehmel Park - Gig Harbor Loop


  • Advance registration required. If you decide not to ride, please click Cancel My Registration below to open space for others. (How to cancel
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required to participate in the ride.
  • All participants must follow Wash. state guidance on masking, distancing and vaccination for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, follow the CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines. In general, if you have COVID or are displaying COVID symptoms, you should not participate in group rides.
  • Some rides stop at indoor venues. All riders should have face coverings available in case a business or public transit requires their use.
  • A CPSC certified helmet is required to be worn to participate.
  • PDF icon Click here for more Details

If you are new, please read our newcomer information.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
Sehmel Homestead Park - in front of the Pavillion
10123 78th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Contact Information: 
Marlene Druker
26 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,091 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
New Riders
Fitness / Health

PenMet Parks very first Bike Bash will be a celebration of all things cycling -  the party will include vendors, a bike swap, a bike rodeo and traffic garden for kids, food trucks, music and free group rides, like this one - a fun, scenic, hilly loop that starts and ends at the party at Sehmel Park. 

We'll meet in front of the park pavilion and will split into pace groups of up to 15 riders per group. You must register for this ride (and sign the on-line waiver). You do not need to be a member of Cascade Bicycle Club to register for the ride, but you will need to create an account if you do not have one. We'll start with introductions and a safety talk. Please be at the start, ready to ride, by 11am. 

Paces offered are Steady, Moderate and Brisk - speeds associated with these paces refer to flat terrain with no wind (we will go faster or slower than these numbers depending on grade and wind conditions)  If you are new to Cascade Free Group Rides - WELCOME  - please click on "read our newcomer information" link above for more information.  

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace and will regroup after hills and before turns.  

Ride Leaders may decide to cut out the "out and back" section of this ride, which will reduce the mileage to 21.3 and the elevation to 1,659'. Routes are linked below. Riders can download them or print cue sheets from them if they wish (we will not be providing cue sheets). 

Helmets are required. Other things to bring: a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, a charged cell phone, ID, cash and/ or credit card, water, a small snack, a face covering, kleenex, hand sanitizer.  Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, the ride will be canceled at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location. Please check before leaving for the ride - if the ride is canceled, the title in the posting be changed to start with "Canceled" and all registered riders will be sent an email to the address associated with their Cascade account.  

Sehmel Homestead Park - in front of the Pavillion
10123 78th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

7 rider(s)

Moderate: [14-16mph]

10 rider(s)

Brisk: [16-18mph]

5 rider(s)