7 Hills of Kirkland Cycling to End Homelessness
May 27, 2013
Marina Park on Kirkland Waterfront
Experience one of the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting
cycling events starting and finishing right here at Marina Park in Kirkland.
Strap into your bike and ride the 7 Hills of Kirkland – Cycling to End Homelessness –
a cycling race that helps homeless families discover stability and
When you're homeless, every day is an uphill climb and 7 Hills of Kirkland is the city’s way of sharing the journey.
Whether you are a serious cycler, a weekend warrior or a new rider, the 7 Hills of Kirkland offers a three amazing routes – the traditional 7 Hills Route, which is about 40 miles, the popular Metric Century Route, and the challenging Century Route – with beautiful scenery that recharges your spirit. The 7 Hills course climbs 3,000 feet and loops through Kirkland’s unique neighborhoods, while the more challenging courses have more hills and higher climbs.
What’s cool about this cycling race is that you can travel at your own pace through scenic urban, suburban, and rural roads on a holiday when cycles outnumber cars. Starting at the Kirkland waterfront, the 7 Hills of Kirkland offers challenging ascents, breathtaking scenery, and great food stops along the way. Climb Winery Hill and be rejuvenated by the cheering crowds and the sounds of a bagpiper. At the Marina Park finish line, riders can enjoy a fun festival with friends, music and the some delicious strawberry shortcake made by Taste of Amazing.
The 7 Hills of Kirkland cycling event is a fundraiser for KITH, a grassroots charity which assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are caught in a homelessness crisis. To register, go to http://www.7hillskirkland.org/index.htm.