Ride Around the Sound will benefit American Lung Association Sept. 14

Ride starts and finishes in West Seattle and extends 75 miles

information from the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

On Saturday, September 14, cyclists throughout the region will take part in the second annual Ride Around the Sound bike ride to benefit the American Lung Association in Washington—and there’s still time to sign up. Starting in West Seattle, the water-hugging routes provide spectacular views on fully-supported 75-mile or 30-mile courses with extra optional loops.

One of the most scenic rides of the year, Ride Around the Sound leaves West Seattle and heads directly to the water in Normandy Park and Redondo Beach, past the Browns Point Lighthouse and through Tacoma (where the 30-mile option starts) and over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and through the historic maritime community of Gig Harbor. From there the course rides through the rolling, gentle hills of the Kitsap Peninsula, past Long Lake and meets up for a festive ferry ride back to a delicious feast, beer and music at the finish line party in West Seattle.

The event offers full support including breakfast at both starts, lunch on the course, multiple rest stops, detailed ride markers, free parking and more. Relaxing coastal lodging is also available for participants who want to make the event a weekend getaway.

“We are excited to show off one of America’s most spectacular areas, the enchanting Puget Sound,” said Renée Klein, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate clean air and healthy lungs than with a bike ride in the beautiful outdoors.”

Register before event day to reserve your spot and save money on your registration fee. For more information and to register, visit: RideAroundtheSound.org. Proceeds help prevent and cure lung disease and promote lung health through education, advocacy and research.

Ride Around the Sound
September 14, 2013

75 Mile Route – Starts in West Seattle
30 Mile Route – Starts in Tacoma

LOCATION: South Seattle Community College
ADDRESS: 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle [map]
PARKING: In the lots surrounding the college
START TIME: Lung Buster Loop Riders (only) should start at 6:30am
All other riders may start between 7-9:30 am

See Route Maps and optional Lung Buster and Leg Buster loops at: RideAroundtheSound.org.

Ride Around the Sound is proudly supported by local sponsors, including Burien Chevrolet, Burien Toyota and the Swedish Medical Center.

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