B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County

Joining us for a Ride

Bicycling is a social sport. At B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County, we take both the “social” and the “sport” seriously. We enjoy each other’s company (and maybe a piece of pie) while seeing the sights and getting some exercise.

Your First Ride with BIKES

Non-members are welcome to ride with the club for an introductory ride. After that, we encourage you to join the club and support local cycling (plus it’s required by our insurance).

If you are coming on your first ride with us, consider both the distance and the speed. To enjoy a 20 mile group ride, you should have ridden at least 10 miles once or twice in the past month. To move up to 30 or 40 miles, ride 20 or 25 miles a few times with the club first.

Ride participants are required to sign the BIKES Club waiver, which is part of the ride sign-up sheet, and wear helmets.

Ride Descriptions

B.I.K.E.S. Club rides range anywhere from 10 to 100 miles in length, with varying levels of difficulty from trails to mountain passes. Volunteer ride leaders sponsor weekend rides year-round and some also offer regular weekday rides. 

Every ride has a listed pace, the speed at which the ride leader plans to go on flat ground. Some rides allow for varied rider speeds and abilities.

Upcoming rides and leader contact information are posted on the club's website - check both the regular Rides page and the Ride Updates.

If you are unsure whether you are ready for a certain ride, feel free to call the ride leader in advance.

Ride Leaders

Every ride leader has his or her own style and personality – some ride slow and smell the roses, others like to put the hammer down. We welcome all members to lead the kind of rides they enjoy. Contact our Ride Coordinator Raquel Haunreiter for help planning and leading your first ride, leadaride@bikesclub.org.


  • E-bikes that meet what Washington state call Class 1 are covered by our insurance on BIKES Club rides and events. Class 1 e-bikes provide less than 750 watts of battery electric powered assistance only when the rider is pedaling and ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 mph.

  • Washington state also defines Class 2 and Class 3 e-bikes, which are not allowed on BIKES Club rides and events

  • Throttle controlled e-bikes are not allowed on any BIKES Club ride or events.

     Links for more info regarding e-bikes:

Ride Guide

 Leisurely / Under 10 MPH  
 Social / 10 -12 MPH
 A Mostly flat / Norman Road
 Steady / 12 - 14 MPH  B Rolling terrain / McClinchy Mile
 Moderate / 14 -16 MPH
 C Rolling steeper hills / Kitsap Peninsula
 Brisk / 16 -18 MPH
 D Difficult terrain / Whidbey Island
 Strenuous / Over 18 MPH
 E Very Difficult / RAMROD

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