Make your pedaling count!


Join us for one of the best organized rides in Eastern Washington! 8 Lakes Bike Ride explores the beautiful scenery surrounding Spokane, West Plains, Medical Lake and Cheney. Routes are clearly marked and include food stops, medical and mechanical support.

Pedaling for a purpose

Proceeds benefit the programs of Lutheran Community Services Northwest.  For more than 60 years, LCS Northwest has been offering hope, resources, and healing to thousands of Spokane-area citizens affected by violent crimes and other traumatic, life-altering events.

CHECK-IN (Start/Finish)

Kaiser Permanente Administrative Office
5615 W Sunset Highway
Spokane, WA  99224

Early Check-in: Friday, June 19 from 12:00-7:00 pm at Wheel Sport, 3020 S. Grand Blvd, Spokane 99203.



8 Lakes riders will be rewarded with David’s Pizza, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Roast House Coffee at the finish line.

12:00 noon: Pledge Rider Awards Ceremony

8 Lakes Policy for Event Contingencies Due to Poor Air QualityDecision about proceeding will be based on Air Quality Index reported the morning of the event on the Air Now website.

We’re raffling off a Salsa Warbird Carbon Gravel Bike  (Value $1999) donated by Wheel Sport.. The drawing will be held during 8 Lakes Bike Ride finish line activities. Need not be present to win.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor


75 miles:
6:30am check in, 7:00am start
45 miles:
7:30am check in, 8:00am start

30 miles:
8:00am check in, 8:30am start

Win This Bike!


We’re raffling off a Salsa Warbird Carbon Gravel Bike ​ (Value $1,999) at this year’s ride, thanks to Wheel Sport!


30-Mile Route
A few climbing hills with a food/rest stop at the Cheney Trailhead. Coming back, riders enjoy a 4-mile paved off-road trail from Cheney to Fish Lake on the Fish Lake Trail.

45-Mile Route
A few climbing hills with a food/rest stop in Medical Lake and at the Cheney Trailhead. Riders pass Willow, Granite (look for the turtles), Silver, Medical, Clear and Fish Lakes.

75-Mile Route
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. There are food/rest stops at Turnbull, Chapman Lake and the Cheney Trailhead.

RIDE SUPPORT: SAG support volunteers, medical support and ARES/HAM Radio are provided on each route. Routes are marked on the roadway and traffic control is provided for major intersections.

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).

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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.

Register Online            Download Brochure 



Ride Only: $50.
Plus Performance T-shirt: $65
Performance T-shirt & socks:  $75
8 Lakes designer jersey, T-shirt & socks: $200

Riders will pick up their jerseys and tees at check-in.

Pledge riders raising $300 or more earn extra prizes. The more you raise, the bigger the prize!


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:

  1. Pledge online using our online pledge platform.
  2. Download and use our Pledge Rider Letter and Form.

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.

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Thank you to our amazing event sponsors!

Food Sponsors

Media Sponsor


1616 South Windsor Road
Spokane, WA US 99224

Located directly across the street from the ride start/finish.
Discount rate of $129 plus tax for 8 Lakes riders. Must make a reservation by May 21. Call the hotel at 509-838-1170 and mention the 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride.
Check-in:  3:00pm Check-out:  12:00 Noon
Reserve on line.

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Help us put on one of the best organized rides in Eastern Washington!


  • Flexible Shifts (from 5:00am-4:00pm)
  • Variety of positions
  • Free commemorative T-shirt or socks
  • Free David’s Pizza and Ben & Jerry’s

Contact us!

For more information contact Christie McKee at 509-343-5020 or use this form to send an email.

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