Cycle the WAVE

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Register Now!
7th Annual Cycle the WAVE
Sunday, September 14, 2014
New Start/Finish at Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE; Bellevue, WA

$75 online registration fee thru September 12th
(Fundraising encouraged but not required.)
$85 onsite registration
$30 – Spin Session (Spin session riders receive t-shirt, but no gift bag)
Online Registration Closes at 11:59 PM Friday, September 12th.
Scholarships available by emailing  

Gift Bags for the first 1,000 registered riders!

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere), is a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event. It is a venue created for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State.  See here for recipients of 2013 funds.

The first ride in 2008 generated 233 riders and by 2013 participation had grown to 1,206 women riders of all ages. In 2014, we anticipate hosting over 1400 women cyclists!

ROUTE OPTIONS (All routes subject to change without notice. Please check back just before ride day for any changes.)  
Little Sister - 14 miles
Girly Girl – 29.5 miles
Middle Sister – 37 miles (or 45 miles with additional Newcastle loop with Burly Girls.)
Burly Girl - 61 miles

Four routes are offered this year to accommodate all rider levels. All routes will include a variety of terrain (roads, trails, climbs and descents).

For our newer riders the Little Sister is a route along a gently steady grade going out and back towards Issaquah on Newport Way.  The Girly Girl route includes scenic views around Lake Sammamish with a few climbs. The Middle Sister offers additional miles through Redmond before rejoining the Girly Girls around Lake Sammamish.   It concludes with an optional climb joining the Burly Girls over Cougar Mountain adding 8 more miles.  For more experienced cyclists, we offer the Burly Girl with beautiful scenery and just under 4000 feet of climbing, traveling through 5 beautiful Eastside cities.  Cyclists selecting this route should be comfortable with steep descents, roadways without shoulders, traffic and long climbs.

Lost? Have a Flat? Need a Mechanic? Would like a Ride Back to Start? Please Call our emergency contact number (Located on your ride number bib.)


START LINE OPENS FOR EACH ROUTE (please depart using the time frames assigned below for your chosen route, as we cannot guarantee that rest stops will be staffed or police officers will be in place at key crossings for those who leave early or late).  

Burly Girls
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Depart: 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Middle Sisters
Packet Pick-up/Onsite Registration: 7:30 AM
Depart: 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Girly Girls
Packet Pick-up/Onsite Registration: 68:30 AM
Depart: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Little Sisters
Packet Pick-up/Onsite Registration: 9:30 AM
Depart: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Spin Sessions
10:00 – 10:45 AM
11:00 – 11:45 AM
12:30 – 1:15 PM

START LINE CLOSES: 11:00 amFlags 2013  
Fantastic Finish Line Reception! Celebrate with the sights and sounds of riders just like you! Revel in the delights of special touches that make Cycle the WAVE unique – signature foods, pampering, cheerleaders and surprises!

We want everyone to be safe and have fun on ride day!

Please see our Safety Rules and Regulations.
Click here for volunteering information. 
Still have Questions? See our FAQ.

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