May 30 to June 5, 2021, we will be hosting the 23rd annual 8 Lakes Leg Aches VIRTUAL bike ride. After the outpouring of support during last year’s virtual bike ride, and the need to limit the spread of COVID-19 for participants, volunteers, and staff, we have made the tough decision to do a self-guided, self-supported virtual event again this year.
You pick your favorite ride. Take the journey from your own doorstep during the week of May 30-June 5. Ride in one session or break it up into sections throughout the week. Share your experience and photos on 8 Lakes Facebook Events or Instagram using #8Lakes. Be Safe, Stay Healthy, and Recreate Responsibly.
Register for the ride. Each registered rider receives a Goody Bag with snacks, water, Gatorade, a certificate for 3-slices of David’s Pizza, and any swag you purchase.
Plan your route. Since we’re not gathering in Spokane, the sky’s the limit! You can cycle around the block, around town, on rural roads, on a favorite trail, or in the comfort of your living room on a trainer. You can also ride one of our 8 Lakes routes. It’s your choice.
Enjoy your ride anytime between May 30 and June 5.
Document and share your ride on social media. Be sure to use the #8lakes hashtag so we can enjoy it with you! Join us for a Facebook Live Finish Line activity on June 5 between 8:00-11:00 AM.
Pedaling for a purpose
Please help us celebrate our legacy of Health, Justice and Hope. 2021 is a significant year for LCS Northwest as our Spokane office celebrates its 65th anniversary, and our larger organization celebrates its 100th anniversary. We have touched the lives of people of all ages, cultures, and faiths. We partner with them on their journey to heal, find hope and become contributing members of our communities.
Riders are responsible for the mechanical condition of their bicycle. It is advised that each rider carry a spare tube, patch kit and bike pump. All riders are required to sign a release and to wear an ANSI approved bike helmet while riding.
Ride Only: $40.
Ride & 8 Lakes Socks: $50
8 Lakes Long Sleeve Jersey & Socks: $200
Local riders may pick up their goody bags and apparel at our arranged pick up times. We will mail apparel to out-of-town riders.
Pledge riders raising $300 or more earn extra prizes. The more you raise, the bigger the prize!
PICK UP LOCATIONS:
Pick ups will be available on the following days and locations. Riders will be able to pick up their goody bags and swag at any one of these four locations.
- Sunday, May 30 – 12:00-5:00 PM at Wheel Sport-North, 9501 N Newport Hwy.
- Wednesday, June 2 -12:00-6:00 PM at Wheel Sport-Spokane Valley, 606 N Sullivan Rd.
- Friday, June 4 – 12:00-6:00 PM at Wheel Sport-South, 3020 S. Grand Blvd.
- Saturday, June 5 -8:00-11:00 AM at Kaiser Permanente, 5615 W. Sunset Hwy.
Check our prerecorded videos throughout the week for Tips & Tricks to cycling safely, and hear from some of our long time sponsors and pledge riders why they continue to support the programs of LCS Northwest.
June 5, 11:00 AM – LIVE ON FACEBOOK #8Lakes: Acknowledge Sponsors and Top Pledge Riders.
A few climbing hills. Coming back, riders enjoy a 4-mile paved off-road trail from Cheney to Fish Lake on the Fish Lake Trail.
A few climbing hills. Riders pass Willow, Granite (look for the turtles), Silver, Medical, Clear and Fish Lakes.
The same route as the 45-mile riders until Cheney, then the route heads toward Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. There are several rolling hills once you turn toward Chapman and Kepple Lakes.
HELMETS REQUIRED: Riders must follow WA State Bicycle Laws. When riding on a roadway, a cyclist has all the rights and responsibilities of a vehicle driver (RCW 46.61.755). Cyclists who violate traffic laws may be ticketed (RCW 46.61.750).
We LOVE pledge riders! You truly help support our mission with your generous financial support. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to benefit the vital programs of LCS Northwest, including the Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center. Proceeds from the bike ride help us to continue delivering the highest quality of service to our community, while not only providing ongoing support, but also creating new opportunities of hope to those in our community who turn to our agency in their time of need.
Two ways to collect pledge donations:
Raise $200 to receive: 8 Lakes designer jersey, T-shirt and socks.
Pledge riders raising $300 or more will receive additional prizes!
We truly appreciate your amazing support! Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.
For more information contact Christie McKee at 509-343-5020 or use this form to send an email.