Ride Series


Ride series are repeating (usually weekly) rides that follow a particular theme or focus, but may have different start locations, routes and leaders from week to week. Some ride series run for a particular season, such as ride series intended to train riders for an event, while others may run year round. All ride series will have a series name and a unifying focus or theme.

If you are confused about some of the ride names you see on our community calendar, or curious about a particular series, below is a list of our repeating series.

For more details, or to see if there are upcoming rides posted in that series, click on any of the items below.

Cascade Advanced Training Series (CATS)

Saturday training rides of increasing distance and elevation gain starting from Magnuson Park in Seattle offered from early April through mid-August. 

Cascade Training Series (CTS)

This is a fee-based 12 week series of rides geared toward training riders for Cascade's major events (like STP) that take place later in the spring and summer.

Climbing Hills Everywhere Winter (CHEW)

Held on Sundays, from January through March, with routes focused on climbing local hills to gain fitness.

Cycle the Gap

Cycle the Gap (CTG) is a five-week series of rides to help folks get in shape for Cascade's Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party (RSVP) and other late summer events. CTG runs for five Saturdays, the first being Saturday after the Seattle to Portland Ride and the final ride the week before RSVP. CTG is designed to help maintain endurance and strength. The rides will incrementally increase in distance and elevation gain starting at around 40 miles and concluding with an 80-mile ride.

Cycle Tuesdays / More Cycle Tuesdays

Paceline skills, safe group riding, and fitness are the focal points for the Cycle Tuesday and More Cycle Tuesday rides.

Cycling in Autumn For Espresso Series (CAFES)

Another cycling season draws to a close; now what? Coffee time! Continue to enjoy the excitement of regular weekend riding even as the weather gets cooler on these fun and social group rides. Join us for seven rides in seven weeks on the Eastside. We ride to a different coffee shop each time, alternating starts between Bellevue one week and Woodinville or Redmond the next. This series will help you qualify for your highly sought after Coffeeneuring patch. Let's relax and get a cup of coffee after training hard all season. We offer Moderate and Brisk paces. CAFES rides in the fall.

Cycling Out Of Sumner (COOS)

A multi-pace progressive spring and early summer training series that starts in the South Sound and goes all over, building up to a century ride two weeks before the Seattle to Portland (STP) event.

Eastside Hills

Eastside Hills rides are challenging, hilly rides intended to help strong riders maintain and improve their fitness.   The rides are generally 50 - 60 miles with 3000 - 4000' of climbing, and they follow a variety of routes east of Lake Washington starting from the Kirkland Transit Center.  Eastside Hills rides are offered year-round, usually at a Brisk pace but occasionally Vigorous or faster.

Eastside Tours

Evening rides in Redmond or Bellevue exploring the Eastside at a brisk pace. Our goal is safe, interesting, and challenging brisk rides. Hills are always included.

Friday Riders

Held most Fridays, starting from various locations around the Sound. These are social, leisurely-paced rides with a lunch or food stop along the way.

Friday Rides for Underemployed Merry Pedalers (FRUMPS)

With a team of ride leaders, we offer rides all around the Seattle metro area and a variety of challenge levels in the steady-to-moderate, 30-50 mile range.  We usually stop for coffee and/or food, either a café or BYO picnic.  FRUMPS rides year-round. Come join us, underemployed or not! 

Getting Ready to Ride (GR2R)

An eight-week progressive series offered in two paces (Leisurely and Steady) in four different locations: Seattle, South, Eastside and North/Snohomish County.


Hills of the West Coast

A year-round weekly ride for those who like hills. Pace is usually Strenuous. We ride hard but emphasize fun and safety.



Leisurely Urbane Matthews-beach Pedalers (LUMPS)

Heading out of Matthews Beach Park in North Seattle, this weekly ride is affectionately known as "The Pie Ride". The route is an easy trek along the Burke-Gilman trail to the Bothell Senior Center, where riders enjoy homemade pie and fun conversation prior to return.

Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series (MEETS)

MEETS rides are from April through August or September on Wednesday evenings. MEETS ride starts are out of Sixty Acres in Redmond.  

Monday Urban Merry Pedalers (MUMPS)

MUMPS rides out of Log Boom Park in Kenmore on Monday mornings, year 'round. During the rainy season, we ride a collection Lake Washington loop (and upper loop) variations which provide shortcut options in case of rain. For the drier months we also venture out for open-country rides. We offer steady, moderate and brisk pace rides, depending on ride leader availability. Rides are typically 26-50 miles with frequent regroups and rest stops.

North End Rides Before Dark (NERDS)

20-30 mile early evening rides from April through September, departing from the Lynnwood Transit Center, exploring western Snohomish County and northern King County.

Ride On After Dark (ROAD)

ROAD is the winter continuation of the MEETS midweek ride series. We ride Wednesday evenings From September or October through March from downtown Redmond, at four paces: Steady, Moderate and Brisk.

Tuesday Ride for Eclectic Athletic Travelers (TREATS)

TREATS strives to be both eclectic and active. We offer Steady paced rides in various locations. We always take the time to enjoy lunch at a local establishment or (weather permitting) a picnic. Come and check us out! TREATS rides year round.

Winter Training Series (WTS)

Held in January-March, these rides are a great way to get in some early season training with a natural buildup of miles and elevation gain while enjoying the company of other riders.