Join us in-person on Saturday, July 15, for one of the best organized rides in Eastern Washington! 8 Lakes Bike Ride explores the beautiful scenery of Spokane, West Plains, Medical Lake, and Cheney. Routes will be clearly marked and include food stops, medical and mechanical support, and lots of camaraderie!
Pedaling for a purpose
Proceeds from 8 Lakes benefit the programs of Lutheran Community Services Northwest. For more than 65 years, LCS Northwest has offered hope, resources, and healing to thousands of Spokane-area residents affected by violent crimes and other traumatic, life-altering events. We touch the lives of people of all ages, cultures, and faiths. We walk side-by-side with them on their journey to find health, justice and hope.
CHECK-IN (Ride Start/Finish)
Kaiser Permanente Administrative Office
5615 W Sunset Highway
Spokane, WA 99224
Riders will check-in, pick up their route maps, t-shirts and jersey if purchased.
EARLY CHECK-IN: Friday, July 14, from 1:00-6:00 pm at WHEEL SPORT – 3020 S. Grand Blvd, Spokane 99203
75-mile riders: 6:30am check-in, 7:00am start
45-mile riders: 7:30am check-in, 8:00am start
30-mile riders: 8:00am check-in, 8:30am start
FINISH LINE FESTIVITIES:
12:00 noon: Pledge Rider Awards Ceremony
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: $50
Plus 8 Lakes designer Socks: $60
PLUS 8 Lakes T-shirt & Socks: $75
Plus 8 Lakes Jersey, T-shirt & Socks: $200
Pledge riders raising $500 or more earn extra prizes. The more you raise, the bigger the prize!
Thanks to our presenting sponsor
We’re raffling off a Salsa Rangefinder Deore 11 29 (Value $1,549), thanks to Wheel Sport! Drawing will take place the day of the ride at 12:00 noon. Tickets available soon!
Salsa Rangefinder Deore 11 29 is a true trail hardtail companion for your weekend adventures to off-road destinations. Shimano’s 11-speed Deore drivetrain delivers smooth shifting and gear range that’ll serve you well while climbing, pedaling through flat sections, and everything in between. Features – Aluminum alloy frame & Hydraulic brakes offer confident stopping power
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 $70,000 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:
Pledge riders raising $500 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.
Thank you to our amazing event sponsors!
1616 South Windsor Road
Spokane, WA US 99224
Toll-fee 888-HOLIDAY or 509-838-1170
Located directly across the street from the ride start/finish.
Discount rate of $179 plus tax for 8 Lakes Leg Aches riders. Full service restaurant, free parking, wireless internet, 24-hour indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. Use this link to reserve your room or call the above number. The last day to reserve your room with the 8 Lakes discount is July 2, 2023.
Check-in: 3:00pm Check-out: 12:00 Noon
For more information contact Christie McKee at 509-343-5020 or use this form to send an email.