Mussels in the Kettles 2017

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3 Routes – Family Friendly Ride!

ANOTHER GREAT YEAR for the Mussels in the Kettles!  

Non-competitive Mountain Bike and Poker ride on Whidbey Island. Three routes: Easy 8+ miles with double track, Moderate 12+ miles single and double track, and Expert 15+ miles technical single track.

REGISTER TODAY

Event details and schedule

  • Family Friendly Ride – 3 Routes for all level riders
  • Registration OPENS at 9:00am at Coupeville High School, 501 S Main St Coupeville, WA 98239.
  • All Adult riders receive a free beverage at the Coupeville Historic Water Front Association’s MusselFest beer/wine tent located at the Coupeville Rec. Hall . 901 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville. Map
  • Enjoy the”Mussel Bowl”.  12 RANDOM “Cleaners” of the Bowl will receive a free bowl of mussels compliments of the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association (a Mussels in the Kettles sponsor).

If you come for the weekend, WIBC is hoisting the “Cookin in the Kettles” race on Sunday March 5th. Candlewood Suites and Best Western will have discounts for “Mussels in the Kettles” riders.

Find out more and Register today

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Sunday – March 5th BONUS ride –  Securite’ Luxury Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series-Cookin in the Kettles !!!!

Find out more and register 

Dual event riders will receive another free token for a recovery beverage on Sunday too!!

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2015 Video – Click the Pics 

WICB MK 2015 Cathy Bellingham

Thanks Cathy from Bellingham!  NICE VID!

WIBC MC 2015 John Dier

Vid by John Deir Photography.  Thanks John!

2014 Video – Click the Pic  

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Kettles Trails List

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More Kettles Videos – Click the Pic 

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13 min video by John M. Deir Photography – John volunteered for photography and video filming for the 2013 ride.  As you’ll see in this video the Mussels in the Kettles ride is for all ages and level riders.  Good times!

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2:28 min video.  Get down on the Kettle Cleaner with WIBC member Brian Wood. “Kettle Cleaner” is part of Mussels in the Kettles expert route, Music by Dropkick Murphys, I’m Shipping off to Boston from The Departed.

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7:35 min video.  Enjoy a ride through the Kettles from Memorial Day – Honoring our Troops – HOT Part 1. Music by Whidbey’s own Janie Cribbs and Joe Reggiatore from their CD Sound of Wings –  “Frog in the Grass” and “Bumpy Road to Knocknarea”.

HOT VideoPart 2 >here

Ride the Kettles on Whidbey !

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2016 Thanks Given’er – Cascade Cycle Cross Series on Whidbey Island

DECEMBER 10, 2016

Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington

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Registration links below

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Whidbey Island Bicycle Club has teamed up with Cascade Cross and WSBA to bring 2 solid days of racing to Oak Harbor’s Ft Nugent city park

CandleWood Suites and Best Western in Oak Harbor is offering discounted rooms for racers for the weekend.

The race course has a little bit of everything, and is sure to test racers of all abilities. Flyers Restaurant and Brewery will be on site cooking up food, and beer will be served as we welcome a beer garden to this years edition. A full festival weekend like this has been made possible by the Oak Harbor Chamber, support from the surrounding Oak Harbor community, and the countless volunteers who keep everything running smoothly. Don’t hang up the bikes in November! Come compete for the title of State Champion, ring some cowbell, and celebrate cyclcross in December!

Saturday’s racing will mark the 4th stop of Cascade Cross, and highlighting this year’s racing will be WSBA’s Washington State Championship events on Sunday.

Saturday will follow standard Cascade Cross series scheduling. Details and REGISTRATION on CycleCross site

SATURDAY – December 10th – REGISTER through CycleCross

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SUNDAY – December 11th – REGISTER through USA Cyclingwibc-2016-thanks-given-er-usa-cycle-registration

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2016 Thanksgivener Cyclocross Event – Fort Nugent

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BIKE EVERYWHERE DAY – FRIDAY – MAY 20th

WIBC will be hoisting three BIKER EVERYWHERE DAY

Friday May 20th

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Morning Stop 6am to 9am – Bayview Bicycle Shop – 5603 Bayview Road – Langley, WA 98260 

Mid-Day Stop 11am to 1pm – Skagit Cycle – 731 SE Pioneer Way – Oak Harbor, WA 98277

End of Day 4pm to 7pm – Coupeville Cycle and Sport – 186 Fort Casey Rd. – Coupeville, 98239

F5 Bike Everywhere Day is a huge community event, put on largely by volunteer station hosts like our Whidbey bike shops!

F5 Bike Everywhere Day is a blast. Thousands of people on two wheels pack the streets. Smiles, waves and the friendly ring of bike bells fill the air. No matter what or where your commute, you won’t be riding alone on F5 Bike Everywhere Day.

F5 Bike Everywhere Day is a great day to ride for the first time, because no matter where you’re riding from, we’ll be out there with you. Celebration stations and experienced riders along major routes will ensure that encouragement, support, and fun are never in short supply.

Together, we’re improving lives through bicycling!

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ARE YOU LOGGING for Most Miles in May?  

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WIBC is offering free pint glasses to anyone who is a current WIBC member and logging miles for Most miles in May challenge.  Go to our Most Miles in May site and create a profile and join our WIBC team. 

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MAY is National Bike Month – Let’s RIDE

Get more out of your miles starting TODAY!

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Long or short rider, member of WIBC or not, every ride is important, both for kids and adults.  Take advantage of National Bike Month to continue or begin your biking routine.

Get motivated to ride to work, the grocery store, or even with your family around the neighborhood. Earn 20 points every day you ride at least one mile. No ride is too short. Sign up now

Group Rides for the month (so far)

Every Wednesday night/evening rides out of Skagit cycle in Oak Harbor, a no drop ride with regroups about 20 miles.

Saturday morning rides is 42 miles (same route we always use) leaves around 8 am from Honeymoon Bay Coffee in Oak Harbor, a shorter loop is available for moderate riders, 5/5/16 Cinco de Mayo mountain bike ride starts at 630 from the mainline trailhead almond SR-20, moderate route. Date not yet set but we will do a family mt bike ride when the rhododendrons are in full bloom.

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Join with us and friends for the Skagit Spring Classic Saturday May 7th.  Part of the road bike triple crown, all active WIBC members will get $10 refund at registration.  What is the Triple Crown, any WIBC, Skagit Bicycle Club (SBC) and Mount Baker Bicycle Club (MBBC) members that ride the century course of Skagit Spring Classic, Chuckanut Classic, and Tour de Whidbey will be rewarded at the end of the season with a cool medallion.

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Lots more Bike Month stuff coming up.  Stay tuned (up)

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Rally some friendly competition by forming teams to ride with your coworkers, friends and family. Compete against each other while still working towards the same goal. Sign up today

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New or renewing riders visit the WIBC safety page for a check list for keeping your rides safe.  

Always wear a HELMET

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Sponsors Keep Our Wheels on the Ground!

Mussels in the Kettles is only days away!  Thanks to all the volunteers who’ve worked hard to get this year up and rolling!

And again we’d like to thank WIBC sponsors who believe community support is tops and Whidbey’s one of the best places to ride bikes!

Visit our linked list of sponsors.

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FIND OUT MORE about Mussels in the Kettles. 3 routes for all level riders through a glacially carved forest on Whidbey Island > here

Videos of Kettle rides can be found > here

WIBC 2015 Map Kettles

What are Kettles? Find out more about “Kettles”>here

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See you Saturday, March 12th on beautiful Whidbey Island

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HOTEL & HOUSING for Mussels in the Kettles – There’s discounts. Great family spot is Fort Casey!

 

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GET HOTELS RESERVED for Mussels In the Kettles

Don’t delay get your rooms booked for Mussels In the Kettles – Saturday, March 12th 2016

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2 Miles from the ride

fort.logo_.83Fort Casey Inn will provide Mussels in the Kettles riders discounted rates for the weekend of March 11th through 13th.  $129 per night for anyone who’s riding Mussels the Kettles.

Historic two bedroom officer’s quarters, complete with living area, full kitchen, upstairs bath and sweeping views.

Great family place. Children welcome. No pets. Perfect for family and friends who are not riding the kettles.  Make it a family weekend. Some ride, some don’t, everyone has fun!

Casey Inn will also be donating $100 towards sponsorship and a night’s stay at the Fort Casey Inn ($160.52 value) as part of Mussels in the Kettles prizes.

YAY Fort Casey!  A great Ebey’s Prairie neighbor!

13 miles from the ride – north end of island

iuBest Western in Oak Harbor has donated a a couple rooms for give away for our poker ride and discounted room for the weekend of March 11th through 13th for Mussels in the Kettles riders. Yes they will donate 2 one night stay Gift Coupons, value of $125.00 each.  The rate will be $97.99 plus tax.

Support Best Western’s inclusion of a give away AND a discount for Kettle riders.

Phone 360-679-4567 

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WIBC Candlewood LogoCandlewood Suites in Oak Harbor is offering discounted rooms for the weekend of March 11th through 13th.  The rate will be $97.99 plus tax.  BOOK IT DAN’O

Support Candlewood’s inclusion of discounts for Kettle riders!

CAMPING

DocumentFt Ebey will be open for first come first serve camping.

Find out more about this WWII Fort Camp sites sit on a bluff looking out over the Strait of Juan De Fuca.  Great spot for adults or families.  Lots of activities for those not riding. You ride, they walk or hike, relax, take pictures, and read by the fire.  Good all around!

RESERVE your camp spot today

ANOTHER Hospitality Prize

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Located just off island north along Hwy 20. Great place to gas up, eat and gamble.

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3 Routes for all level riders through glacially carved landscape

Find out more

Register Today

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Enjoy a rad bike ride and a great Mussel Festival

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Saturday March 12th for Mussels in the Kettles

 12th & 13th for MusselFest

WHIDBEY ISLAND BIKE CLUB MUSSELS IN THE KETTLE SPONSORS

Thank a sponsor today!

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THANK THE SPONSORS – Mussels in the Kettles 2016

A healthy lifestyle includes riding all year round!  WIBC would like to thank our Mussels in the Kettles Sponsors for all they do for the biking community on Whidbey and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Locals and visitors alike – please print the 2016 PDF of our Mussels in the Kettles SPONSORS poster!  Carry it in your car and pockets and when you visit these businesses for your shopping, service and informational needs, thank them for supporting biking, bikes and bikers!

3 Sisters Family Farms: 5th generation family farm on Whidbey Island. They are a grass fed, grass finished beef, all natural pork, and cage free egg operation with a retail store in San de Fuca.

Arlington Velo Sports: Full service bike shop on the main land.  Great stop for I-5 mussel riders coming from Seattle and further south!

ATAC Sportswear: – From Sparks, Nevada to the world through their website. For looking good and being safe while you ride and play.

Bayview Bicycles: 360-331-7980

Ben’s Bikes: Full Service in Sequim Washington.  Perfect stop along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Best Western Oak Harbor: For pleasure or business, you’ll be very happy to getaway to this serene and splendid Oak Harbor hotel. ALWAYS a great supporter of WIBC’s Mussels in the Kettles.

Bikespot: Anacortes, Washington.  When you need bike repairs and a friendly biker face.

Candlewood Suites Oak Harbor: Enjoy the comforts of home with full size kitchens, fitness gym, free 24 hours laundry, and free movie & CD rental.

Costco: For loading up. Located in Burlington.  I-5 Mussel riders easy stop.

Coupeville Cycle & Sport: Located several blocks from Mussels in the Kettles start in the heart of Ebey’s Prairie. Professionally trained at the United Bicycle Institute in Portland, Oregon; we specialize in bike repair and service. Bike rental available.  NO bike for the kids to ride the Mussels in Kettles reserve a bike today.

Coupeville Historic Waterfront Assoc: – Coupeville, Washington. To learn about and support preservation of our historic central Whidbey town, Coupeville.  Coupeville is the second oldest town in Washington.  A real western gem.

Deans Sports Plus: Oak Harbor, Washington.  Whether you’re in need of a gear to hit the slopes, fields, courts, and trails or just seeking great advice, Dean’s Sports Plus has you covered.

Evergreen Mountain Bikes Alliance: Bellingham, Washington.  Creating and protecting sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington.

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway: Oak Harbor, Washington. For the fantastically prepared, delicious, romantic or celebratory meal on Whidbey.

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery:  Oak Harbor, Washington.  Good for hunger and thirst.

HARADA Physical Therapy & Rehab Services: Licensed and skilled to treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries.

Honeymoon Bay Coffee: Whidbey Island.  Drink it here, have it shipped.  Love Thy Coffee.

Kind Snacks: New York loves Whidbey.  Purchase KIND all over Whidbey, the Puget Sound and the world.  Enjoy healthy snacks that pack well for biking.

Mukilteo Coffee: Whidbey Island, Washington.  Taste the passion!

Northend Fitness Center: Oak Harbor, Washington.  Feel good with gym, MMA, BJJ, boxing, functional fitness, kickboxing, free weights, cardio, hammer strength and more.

Penncoveshellfish.com:  Penn Cove, Whidbey Island.  They grow’m, sell’m, ship’m and eat’m.  Penn Cove Shellfish for cooks world wide, they’re the best!

Pickles Deli Whidbey: Clinton, Washington.  BEST DELI on Whidbey. CRAZY GOOD!

Popsies: Oak Harbor, Washington.  Popcorn, Candy and Ice Cream.  PACK assorted carmel corns for your ride, or stop by an after ride ice cream.

REP Fitness: Personal training studio for one on one training or group training. Sports specific training for athletes of any age.

Revolutions Cycling Studio: South Whidbey’s Premier Cycling Studio. Motivating and challenging classes to everyone from recreational riders to athletes-in-training in a location that is pleasing to the eye, the ear, and the heart.

RoadID: USA Nation Wide. Safety for a bike rider.  Testimonials say RoadID has saved lives and nerves.  Check them out today.

Skagit Cycle Center:  Bikes, Bikes, Bikes!  One of the best!

Sockguy.com:  Long time friend and supporter of WIBC rides.

Stinky Spoke: Riders Helping Riders A once-a-year mountain bike poker ride in the Pacific Northwest starting/finishing at Redhook supporting Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.

Swinomish Casino and Lodge: Anacortes, Washington. Where we all go to relax and have fun!

State Farm Insurance Karmin Landry: Experience in coverage.  For all your needs: House, car and property.

Useless Bay Coffee: Langley, Washington.  Enjoy Useless Bay Coffee’s relaxed atmosphere in Langley or have their coffee shipped to you.

Whidbey Island Chiropractic: Family practice since 1983. Offering gentle chiropractic care newborn babies to grandparents.

Whidbey Island Winery:  Langley, Washington. Enjoy your picnic and a glass of wine on Whidbey Winery’s front patio or at one of their picnic tables under the century old apple orchard, with stunning views of one of Western Washington’s first vineyards.

Whidbey Weekly: Whidbey Island.  Our stalwart informational newspapers and a great friend to Whidbey communities. Pick up the Whidbey Weekly every week.  You won’t regret it.

Whidbey General Hospital Foundation: Whidbey Island, Washington.  Supporting health and healing on Whidbey.

Whidbey Coffee: Whidbey Island.  GREAT! What else can we say!  WIBC holds many meetings at Whidbey Coffee.

Whidbey IceCream: Whidbey Island. Available at stores all over Whidbey Island.  43 original flavors and Mmmm GOOD!

REGISTER FOR MUSSELS IN THE KETTLES 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 3 ROUTES.  A ROUTE for ANY AGE or LEVEL RIDER

Watch Mussels in the Kettles Videos

NOTE: This run was made by an advanced rider.  Routes are available year round for novice, casual, middle range and youth riders

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What’s a H.O.T. Trail

 

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ThanksGivener Cyclocross 2015 – Dec 5 & 6

Registration opens at 8am

Schedule

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Highlights

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958Oak Harbor Chamber will have an information booth set up with trail map and road map of Whidbey Island plus other information about the area.

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Sunday – Dec 6th at Fort Nugent the Queens of Dirt Women’s Cyclocross Clinics will put on a clinic for riders.

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Clean your refrigerator of all leftover turkey and join us December 5-6 at Ft. Nugent

Lodging Details: Racer rates provided by Candlewood Suites and Best Western in Oak Harbor

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 THANKS GIVEN’ER 2015

Registration opens at 8am

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Thanks Given’er Cyclocross 2015 – Dec 5 & 6

Thanks Given’er Cyclocross race is December 5th and 6th

Cascade Cross Series and Whidbey Island Bicycle Club are teaming up once again to bring a full weekend of racing to Oak Harbor’s Fort Nugent City Park. Expect plenty of exciting battles on the challenging race course, cheer on your children during the kids race, or invite friends to come watch all the action. Details can be found below:

Clean your refrigerator of all leftover turkey and join us December 5-6 at Ft. Nugent

Lodging Details: Racer rates provided by Candlewood Suites and Best Western in Oak Harbor

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GET REGISTERED TODAY 

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Treat or Treat Ride 2015 – Details

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Registration at NOON at Fort Ebey Gun Batteries 

400 Hill Valley Dr. Coupeville

Friends and Family FUN – Ages 4 to 70 yrs young

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Helmets Required

Print your waiver out or sign it at the ride

Park Discover Pass Required – can be purchased at park or online.  Options: 1 day or annual.  Great deal!  Those arriving on bikes can enter the park from outside the gate.  $10 per day or the great deal of $30 per year!  It’s a deal for anyone who likes to walk, hike, ride, camp, BBQ or just sit on a bluff.

The ride starts at the Gun Battery at noon, follow the WIBC signs from Park entry.

The course will be marked with arrows and flagging (green easy, blue intermediate and black hard). The course is about 5 miles long. We recommend that you plan on about an hour to ride, stop and enjoy the park.

The ride starts at 1pm with a walk through the gun battery and an out and back ride to the water tower, good riders can follow the blue route and not have to ride back to the gun battery (blue is more difficult roots and steep climbs).

Mountain bike or a cyclocross bikes are recommended but road bikes have been used in the park (WIBC President Matt Plush says of road bikes “I wouldn’t ride mine”)

A skills section will be available for you to test your skills next to the gun battery, staffed by Anacortes junior and senior high mountain bike race team.

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Age range 4 – 70 years.  Lots of families.  The Oak Harbor High School S2S club will be on hand to pain faces and do crafts.

The trails are dry and most forecasts say no rain this weekend so they should stay dry.  Sustained winds of 30 mph or gust to 50 will cancel event otherwise the ride will go on, rain or shine.

It’s a blast.  Bring your camera

 

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This annual ride is a great chance to be with other riders and families who ride on Whidbey.  Come see old friends and meet new ones at the WIBC Trick or Treat Ride.
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 25th – NOON – at the great FORT EBEY! 

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SAFETY FIRST!

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WIBC is a WINNER

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR RIDERS!  

Wanna join in and raise the odds for us breaking 100,000 miles sometime?

JOIN UP

 

 

 

 

 

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October 25th 2015 – Annual Trick or Treat Ride

Ft. Ebey State Park

Sunday – October 25th – 1 pm

We got the NFL and MLS to move the Seahawks game to Thursday night and the Sounders game to 4pm, so no excuses.

  • The ride is free for WIBC members.
  • If you have ridden other WIBC events or been a past member, you will need to renew your membership for $20.  This off sets WIBC’s expenses, insurance, extra staffing for Ft. Ebey park for the day.  WIBC also we supplies all the treats along the course, plus S’mores after the ride.
  • Every participant must sigh a waiver before riding the course.
Costumes are welcome, Oak Harbor Hight School will have the S2S club out to help paint faces and make crafts with the kids before and after the ride.
 
No kid drop offs.  If you bring your kids out for the ride but don’t ride yourself, you must stay at the park during the ride.

The ride starts in the State Park at the Gun Battery so a Discover Pass are required.  If you do not  have no discover pass, you may buy a one day pass at the pay stations in the park.

Attached is the poster feel free to pass it around to friends and family.
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2015 Tour de Whidbey – September 19th

You will love the country roads of Whidbey Island!

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Support the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation by riding the Tour de Whidbey.

THIS YEAR the goal is to purchase of state-of-the-art patient beds for Whidbey General Hospital by raising $40,000. Yes, we can!

The mission of The Whidbey General Hospital Foundation is to support Whidbey General Hospital and community health endeavors through public awareness and the development and management of charitable resources.

Riders have six routes to choose from, each with a hospitality break-station every 10-12 miles:

    • 100 mile route that is a figure-8 course, beginning and ending at the historic Greenbank Farm. It is considered one of the more challenging century rides in the state.
    • Two 50 mile routes, which offer riders a choice of enjoying Central/North or Central/South Whidbey Island sights and scenes. Either will give intermediate riders a workout.
    • 40 mile and 30 mile South Whidbey routes that provide the same gorgeous scenery but with less elevation change.
    • A family-friendly, virtually flat 10 mile route winds through historic prairie, beach and farm lands west of the town of Coupeville.

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All roads are open to normal traffic. Riders are asked to be courteous to local drivers and obey the rules of the road.

Riders must be 12 years or older to participate in the 30, 40, 50 and 100 mile rides. No age restriction to ride the 10 mile route.

All minors (children under 18) must be accompanied by an adult rider over 18. No more than 3 minors per adult rider. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for any minor rider.

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER TODAY 

IF you can’t make the ride you can support the foundation with a donation.

Photo Credits: Whidbey General Hospital Foundation

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Full Moon Ride, National Night Out & Ride the Moose

Photo Credit NASA Friday – July 31st – Join WIBC members for a Mount Baker Full Moon Ride

Ride the wilds of Mount Baker Hwy and enjoy pizza and  refreshments on the glacier on the way back down.

Strong riders will leave from Chair 9 at 9pm.  Another group will  drive up to the DOT station and leave from there.

Everyone will regroup at Artist Point for pizza and refreshments at Chair 9 before descending back down the mountain.

Contact Matt Plush 360-914-0692 for car-pooling arrangements.

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Sunday – August 9th, Ride the Moose

Ride the Moose will start at Skagit Cycle on Pioneer Way at 8am on August 9th

Come ride.

Ride the Moose has a total ascent of 2536.97 ft and has a maximum elevation of 438.39 ft over 40 miles.

 

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NNO 2015 Join us August 4th for the annual National Night Out (NNO)

NNO is a unique crime/drug prevention e    event  involving  citizens, law  enforcement  and  emergency personnel from the  City of  Oak Harbor,  civic groups, businesses,  neighborhood  organizations, the Island  County Sheriff’s  Department, NAS  Whidbey, and local officials from Island County.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back!

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Ride Hard – Be Safe – Have Fun! 

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Most Miles in May to July 4th

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Congratulations to our Most miles in May 2015 leaders! 

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Most Miles in May is an annual event.  Start training for 2016 today!

NOTE: IF you did not participate in the Most Miles in May challenge we’d still like you to drop us an email and let us know the miles you’re pretty sure you rode.  

WIBC sends mile stats to our state leaders and elected officials for assessments of state and federal grant money providing better trails and roads here on Whidbey and beyond.  NO names are submitted with those stats it’s just about the miles.   

Help keep our state leaders aware of our biking needs 

Email your miles to administrator@whidbeybicycleclub.org

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JULY 4th!  Celebrate America Ride for Pancakes  

Meet at Whidbey Coffee – Oak Harbor – 8am start 

url-1Come ride up to the pancake breakfast at the North Whidbey Fire Department!

Mmmm.  Nothing like riding to pancakes.  There’s big motivation there!

Ride hard and be home in time to get ready for the BBQ, party and fireworks!

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Not sure where to ride next?  Check out OutdoorsNW’s 10 classic Northwest rides

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NW Cyclist: 10 Classic rides in the Northwest

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MOST MILES IN MAY WINNERS ~ LET’S PARTY!

WIBC is Number ONE “1”

for Washington State

2015 MOST MILES IN MAY NUMBER ONE IN WA.

Congratulations to ALL of our riders!  

Here’s the top 6!  Good job! 

Most Miles in May 2015 Winning Riders

Time to party!  

SUNDAY ~ JUNE 14 ~ 2PM

 2521 SW Fairway Point DR, Oak Harbor 

WIBC will supply legal beverages for the whole family and light snacks.  

We’ll celebrate with cheers and jeers and have an after party ride on a; 8-12 mile loop , or a 25 +-  mile loop.

We will have cue sheets and short cutes to keep people together.  New this year we will have an area set aside on a secured street for a quarter mile criterium time trial.  Not a rodie, there are local mountain bike friendly trails that are close by.

Feel free to bring adult recovery beverages to share with fellow cyclists after the ride.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TEAM, OUR CLUB AND OUR RIDERS! 

WIBC had 4 members making the TOP 10 in the STATE ! YEAH! 

 WE’RE SMALL BUT MIGHTY! 

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IF you did not participate in the Most Miles in May challenge – fear not, there’s always next year – but please drop us an email and let us know what miles you did ride in May.  Those miles will be used for the state when cities and counties are looking for grant money to provide us with better trails and roads here on Whidbey. 

Help keep our state leaders aware of our biking needs 

Email your miles to administrator@whidbeybicycleclub.org

 

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Coupeville Cycle and Sport brings it home

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WIBC is happy to welcome this new Whidbey business to the world of biking on Whidbey.

Owner Mike Beach left a career in law enforcement (Island County Sheriff’s Department, Langley Police Department, U.S. military bomb dog handler in Iraq) for a life of bikes and bikers.  Trained at United Bicycle Institute in Portland (Oregon) for full service bike repair and tune ups Mike is an authorized dealer of Fuji, Kestrel, Breezer, and SE brand bicycles.

A big bonus is CCS RENTS bikes!  THANKS MIKE!

How many times has someone come to visit without their bikes, and you were stuck making phone calls to beg a an extra bike off a friend or relative?  Too many.  NOW you can zip over to CCS rent a bike and ride off through the prairie in a matter of mins.  YOU can also reserve bikes for an upcoming ride (deposit required).

Mike offers quality FUJI Hybrid-Style Bikes, and HELMETS are included in every rental!  He also (bonus) offers free pick up and delivery in the Central Whidbey area.

What more could you ask?  A tune up, an over haul, a part or two?  No problem CCS is ready to take your bike from eh’ to ‘yeah‘ or help you do it yourself!

Give Mike a call – 360-672-0510 – or stop by 186 Fort Casey Road in Coupeville.  Shop hours are Wednesday’s through Sunday’s 9am to 5pm!

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Most Miles in May  

Have you logged in your miles?

Dont’ let the month slip away.  You have until Sunday (two days away) to get those miles logged.  Below you see the leaders.  Who will put the muscle to the pedal and knock these riders down a notch?

Log in and let’r rip.

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Did you miss Most Miles in May?  No problem. Next year we’ll do it again.  
That’ll give you lots of time to get in shape, for unseating some of the radicals on our team.

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The season is upon us.  Be sure your bike is in good health and you’ve got your safety check list checked off.  Visit our safety page today.

Ride Hard – Ride Safe – Ride with WIBC

 

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Most Miles in May – Rack’m Up

Whidbey Island (WIBC) is number one in the state!

Join our team and let’s ride this home!

Register – start logging your Most Miles in May

Today (May 13th)  Nicolas Perera is leading by a decent margin. Who will unseat him?

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Whidbey CoffeeThis Friday, MAY 15th, is National Bike to Work Day!
WIBC has joined up with Whidbey Coffee for double stamp day for anyone that shows up at one of their store on Whidbey Island, Friday with their bicycle.
For bicyclists of all stripes, there’s nothing like Bike to Work Day (BTWD)!  It’s an annual celebration of active transportation.
Go here to download the The U.S. Census Bureau’s data.  Seattle (us) is listed “Gold” in Bike Commuting growth. We’re in 4th place behind Portland, Minneapolis and Washington DC.
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Weekly Saturday ride

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 Our usual 18+mph group on the full route, and a moderate route riding a slightly shorter loop at 15 mph average but a no drop regrouped along the way.

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Request for help

Sunday, May 17th – A local Boy Scout and WIBC member, Mitchell Carroll, are doing an Eagle project in Rhododendron Park.
If you would like to help, please contact Mitchell by email(mkcarroll1999@gmail.com).
The Scout is asking for help clearing brush in the campground area, so tools for cutting & removing salal are needed.
After the work party there will be a ride a Rhododendron ride at the Kettles. Meet up at the kiosk on the Kettles trail at the Confusion/Roy Evens trail head at 2:30pm.  Matt (Plush) will have some basic routes set up to enjoy the Kettles and Ft Ebey.
Remember if you park in the State Park you will need a Discover Pass.


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Another fun ride for a good cause is coming up.  Save the date – June 7th – and register for the Tour De Forts in Pt Townsend.  
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