Chilly Hilly Ride Details

Event date: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 -
8:00am to 3:00pm



Cost:    Rider Limit: 5,000

Monday, Nov 27, 2017, 10 a.m. - Registration opens - Cyber Monday special! Register in Nov/Dec and get free packet mailing ($5 savings) and your name entered into a drawing for your choice of an STP or RSVP registration.
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to purchase and have packet available at Bike Swap, registrations will be sold onsite at bike swap as well!
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to purchase packet mailing and cutoff for paper forms
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Online registration closes
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 - Day-of registration available — see information below

Online registration pricing

2018 Pricing available Nov 1

Youth pricing (ages 1-12)

  • Youth pricing is the same online and day-of event.
  • Seattle start - $10 member price/ $20 non-member price
  • Bainbridge start - $5 member price/ $15 non-member price

Additional Items

  • Chili Feed - $7 online, day-of $8 cash only at the door (More information under the Finish Line section.)
  • Packet Mailing - $5

Registration by paper form

  • Paper registration includes a $5 surcharge. Form available Feb. 7, 2017.
  • Paper registration forms must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. 

Bainbridge-only special (cash in person)

From Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Saturday, Feb. 25, riders starting on the Bainbridge Island side can register for the online price in person at the B.I. Cycle Shop or Classic Cycle during regular store hours. You will have your rider packet in hand the day you purchase. Cash or check are the only payments accepted.

Please Note: These registrations are for Bainbridge start line only and do not include ferry ticket. 


Scholarships are available for Chilly Hilly registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. Scholarship application closes Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017.

Rider packets

  • Please note we will not be mailing rider packets unless optional packet mailing is purchased ($5). 
  • Packets will be available at the pre-ride packet pickup at the Cascade Bicycling Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22  and Friday, Feb. 23 
  • Packets will also be available for pickup at Bike Swap (entrance fee required; $5 members, $7 non-members) and must purchase by Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
  • On the day-of the ride at the specified start line.
  • If your packet was mailed and has not arrived by ride day, please check in at the packet pickup area of the specified start line.

Suggested items to bring:

  • Helmet (required!)
  • Layered and warm cycling clothing (especially if you are waiting in line at the ferry)
  • Rain gear
  • Patch kit, spare tube, pump and tools
  • Cash for emergencies and goodies (groups may be selling goodies on route and/or taking donations)

​2018 ride details will be updated by jan 1

New this Year!

Cascade Bicycle Club will provide a bag drop, staffed by employees of, at the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal.  The loading of the ferries has become longer and less reliable for cyclists and we want to keep you warm while you wait.  You can drop one small day bag (30L pack max.) that will be stored and can be picked up before getting in line for the ferry.  Please pre-attach the bag tag on your official bib and get to the ferry early enough to retrieve your bag.  Be prepared to wait in line and be in the far right when exiting the ferry.

Bag Drop open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. left over bags will be taken to the Cascade offices and can be picked up Mon-Fri 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Nikwax will be on-site at the bag drop providing samples to help you clean and waterproof your outdoor gear.


Official ferry times: 7:55, 8:45, 9:40 and 10:35 a.m.

*Be in line 20 minutes prior to your desired ferry.  The 7:55 ferry is the most crowded.  If you do not like crowds, please choose a later ferry time.

Packet Pickup/ Registration:

Open: 7-10 a.m. 
Pyramid Alehouse
1201 1st Ave. S map
  • Only available if the ride does not sell out.
  • Day-of registration includes a $10 surcharge over the online (13+) registration price.
  • Day-of registration form. Get a head start and fill out at home. PDF iconCH 2017 Day of SEA.pdf
  • Please note: Day-of packet pickup and registration is 0.8 mi from Coleman ferry dock.

Want to head straight to the ferry? Be sure to purchase packet mailing by Wednesday, Feb. 15, so your packet can be mailed. Please adhere to the four official Chilly Hilly ferry times. All other ferries will be an additional charge.

Pyramid Alehouse to the ferry:

Registration is just 0.8 miles from the ferry dock give yourself or an 8-minute bike ride away. Turn south on 1st Ave and left onto Atlantic follow signs to the ferry terminal.  Riders will enter on Marion. 

Getting there:

  • From I-5 (N or S) take exit 164 Edgar Martinez Blvd, Turn RIGHT onto 1st Avenue S and Pyramid Alehouse is on your left.  
  • From I-99 S exit Atlantic Street and head South onto Atlantic/1st Avenue S


There is free street parking, pay lots and garages surrounding Pyramid Alehouse. Please pay attention to posted signage and pay stations.  Some pay stations are cash only. 

Ferry Loading:

  • The Bainbridge Island Ferry departs from Colman dock 
  • Riders enter on Marion St.
  • Riders will line up according to speed
  • Please follow loading instructions to avoid rider conflict during off load
  • Riders must have their bibs visible in order to load
  • Rider #'s 4000+ do not include a ferry ticket, you must pay separately 


Packet Pickup/ Registration:

Open: 7:30- 10:30 a.m.
B.I. Cycle Shop
124 Bjune Dr SE
Bainbridge Island, WA

*Route and services officially open at 8 a.m., registration/packets will be available starting 7:30 a.m.

  • Day-of registration form. Get a head start and fill out at home. PDF iconCH 2017 Day of BBR.pdf
  • Day-of registration is only available if the ride does not sell out.
  • Day-of registration includes a $10 surcharge over the online (13+) registration price.
  • Bainbridge registration does not include ferry ticket, you will not be allowed access without purchasing.  Ferry fee is less expensive through Chilly Hilly registration than onsite at the ferry terminal.  Please purchase accordingly.


Getting There:

  • From the Kitsap: Hwy 305 S to Winslow Way, turn RIGHT on Winslow Way, LEFT on Bjune
  • From the Ferry: Turn LEFT on Winslow Way, LEFT on Bjune


do not park on brien dr. in winslow — this is the finish line location.

Street parking on Bainbridge Island is free, but time limits vary by location even on Sunday, be sure to read signage.


Open: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Battle Point Park, West Entrance on Battle Point Dr.

Nuun Energy drink- Fill your bottles with electrolytes and warm yourself up dancing to the music provided by Nuun.

Performance Bicycle- Our sponsors at Performance will be providing free mechanical services to Chilly Hilly riders (parts and accessories at an additional charge).

Clif Bar- Clif will be providing free Clif products for Chilly Hilly riders at the official Mid-Point.

Bainbridge Girl Scouts- Bainbridge Girl Scouts will once again provide free cookies and baked goods to riders.  Donations accepted.

BI Rope Skippers- For the second year BI Rope Skippers will provide hot potatoes with toppings to riders. 



Open: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
On Brien Drive in front of the senior center

For those of you returning to Seattle your fare is round-trip, so enjoy the finish line festival and return on whichever boat you choose. Check Washington State Department of Transportation's sailing schedule online for updated ferry times.


  • Chili Feed — Bainbridge Island community group will be hosting a chili feed. Chili is available at an additional cost and not sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club. 100 percent of proceeds go to the organizing local Bainbridge non-profit or club. This year you can buy your bowl in advance online until Feb. 15. ! No cash needed at the finish and Cascade will cover $1 per bowl if you buy ahead of time. Chili is $8 day-of ride, cash only. Vegetarian options are available.

  • The Advocates law firm has years of experience handling bicycle accident cases, and we promise to go the extra mile for you in your injury accident case.

  • CHI Franciscan Health 

  • World Relief Seattle (SEA-TRI-KAN) —  Are you up to the challenge of pedaling 400 miles in 5 days? SEA-TRI-KAN 2017 is a non-competitive, fully-supported bike tour across beautiful Washington State June 21-25, 2017.  All funds raised go to support local refugee families new to Washington state as they look for jobs and become part of the community. Join World Relief Seattle in Riding for Refugee Employment!

  • Attain Housing  Classic Memorial Day ride supporting Attain Housing, starts and ends at Kirkland's Marina Park.

  • Gigantic Bicycle Festival The Pacific Northwest's Music and Arts Celebration of the Bicycle. Aug 18-20, Centennial Fields Park, Snoqualmie.   

  • Acupuncture and Wellness Center — Pulse Diagnosis for health and well being. We handle all types of pain and discomfort.

  • Outdoors for All Foundation — Outdoors for All provides adaptive outdoor recreation to children and adults with disabilities. Adaptive cycle programs ramp up in the summer time. Come see how you can get involved in spreading the joys of cycling through adaptive programs!

  • Poulsbo Rotary Club —   2017 - Viking Tour - A group ride on the Kitsap Peninsula which takes place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

  • Crush Kids' Cancer (CKC) — CKC cycling team is in its 7th year of supporting groundbreaking research at Seattle Children's Hospital. Great friends, great gear, great support — ride bikes to save lives with Crush Kids' Cancer! Drop by after Chilly Hilly to get some amazing Theo hot chocolate, to learn more, join the team or just say hi!

  • Forterra - Just 20 minutes from Bainbridge, the Port Gamble Forest hosts 65+ miles of public-use trails where 20,000+ hikers, bird watchers, mountain bikers, equestrians, cyclists and runners recreate each year. The 3,000 acres are in danger of being sold and developed. Help us save it!

  • PSE Green Power Program - Any home or business in PSE's electric service area can match some or all of their electricity usage with green power.

Special Offers:

  • Pyramid Alehouse invites you to celebrate a great ride with happy hour pricing on the day-of ride.  Grab a cold beer and warm food for a job well done!
  • Bainbridge Brewing will be opening early at 11 AM to accommodate riders. Riders who present their Chilly Hilly bib can get $1 off all pints and schooners of beer all day long. For non-beer drinkers, they have four different Northwest hard ciders and various soft drinks. The taproom serves various snacks including smoked salmon and cheeses. Plus there will be a mobile food vendor outside ready to serve about 1:30 PM. All ages are allowed in the taproom and there is plenty of room outside for bikes! Visit the brewery's website at or call (206) 451-4646 for further information. For those interested in other experiences, located next door to the brewery are Bainbridge Organic Distillers, Fletcher Bay Winery, Storyville Coffee, and Island Rock Gym.
  • Miir Coffee would like to extend
Only works day-of ride
Day-of Ride Emergency number
(206) 841-9665
For general information on events and rides
Cascade Bicycle Club front desk


Members: Opens 11/27/17
Non-Members: Opens 02/06/18
Pyramid Brewing - Seattle Registration
1201 First Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
B.I. Cycle Shop - Bainbridge Registratration
124 Bjune Dr SE
Winslow, WA 98110