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Ride the Chuckanut Classic this Sunday, August 28, 2016!

The Chuckanut Classic (formerly Chuckanut Century) is the Mount Baker Bicycle Club’s signature ride.

Come join us and ride one of the most scenic rides in Washington. With many routes offered you can pick your distance ranging from 25, 50, 62, 100, or the double metric century of 124 miles.

If you’d rather bring your family on a shorter guided ride, in 2016 we are adding a new family-friendly 10-mile jaunt with treats, entertainment, and other surprises for kids.

Ride Details

No matter which route you choose, you’ll be treated to Whatcom County’s finest roads and sights. As you ride the south loop you’ll have views of the San Juan Islands while overlooking Bellingham, Samish, and Padilla Bays along with stunning views of Chuckanut and Blanchard mountains, also known as “where the Cascade mountains meet the sea.” The north loop offers spectacular views of Mt Baker as it stretches to meet the sky at 10,800 feet, as well as incredible views of the Canadian Cascades, Mt Shuksan, the Twin Sisters, Birch Bay, and Vancouver Island.

Although all cyclists should be prepared when they take to the roads, you can enjoy the added security of knowing that there is ride support if needed and food stops with a wide variety of high-energy food and drinks along all of the routes.

The 10-mile jaunt is a new guided option for families and children, with ride leaders for extra security for those unfamiliar with group riding. The 25 mile loop is perfect for those new to an organized event but ready to try a longer ride on their own.

Schedule on August 28, 2016

All routes start and finish at the legendary Boundary Bay Brewery.  Please park in designated areas. See parking map HERE.  Do not park on Railroad Avenue.

Registration opens at 6:00 am. We request that riders begin at the following times based on what distance you plan to ride:

  • 6:30 am – Double-metric-century (124 miles – 200 km) begin. Road does not open until 6:30 am so do not leave earlier than this. The double-metric-century begins with the south route.
  • 7:00 am – Century riders (100 miles) begin. The century begins with the south route.
  • 8:00 am – Metric century riders (62 miles – 100km) begin. The metric century is entirely on the north route.
  • 9:00 am – 50 milers and 25 milers begin. North route.
  • 10:30 am – Guided family-friendly 10 mile ride begins. All riders on the guided ride must leave together at 10:30 am. Please begin gathering at 10:15 am so we can leave on time.
  • 12:00 noon – the lunch grill opens in the Boundary Bay Brewery’s backyard outdoor garden. Lunch service extends until 5:00 pm.
  • 2:00 pm – post-ride live music in the outdoor garden, music until 5:00 pm.
  • 5:00 pm – routes are closed, outdoor garden post-ride party closed.

Special Discounts

A discount is available to members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club, as well as to members of our partner clubs: the Skagit Bicycle Club and the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club.
Sign up with the $65 Chuckanut Classic registration price. On the morning of the ride, verified club members will receive a $10 rebate when they check in at the ride registration table. We will have the current membership rosters from all 3 clubs at check-in to verify your eligibility for the refund.
The Skagit club and the Whidbey Island club reciprocated this membership discount with the same refund deal on their signature rides, the Skagit Spring Classic on May 7 and the Tour de Whidbey on August 20.

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Pre-registration is only open until 5pm, Friday August 26!

You may sign up online on our CCNBikes event page until 5pm, Friday August 26. Those who miss the pre-registration deadline, never fear: you may sign up the morning of the ride. See the ride-day schedule and details on this page.

Sign Up Online: CCNBikes.com

Registration Prices and Details:

For 25, 50, 62, 100, or 124-mile supported routes:

  • Individual Registration prices: $65 for any route distance you choose.
    • All registrations include on road support, fully stocked rest stops, complimentary tech T-shirt (guaranteed for signups before August 1; while supplies last for day of ride signups), post-ride burger or brew at Boundary Bay Brewery.
    • Individual registration prices will increase to $70 on the day of ride. T-shirts not guaranteed for signups after August 1.
  • Tandem Teams: $65 for captain, $20 for stoker.
    • All registrations include on road support, fully stocked rest stops, complimentary tech T-shirt for captain and stoker (guaranteed for signups before August 1; while supplies last for day of ride signups), post-ride burger or brew at Boundary Bay Brewery for both captain and stoker.
    • Captain registration price will increase to $70 on day of ride. Stoker price remains $20.

For Guided 10-mile Family Option:

  • $35 per family (one adult and up to 3 children); $20 per individual adult.
    • All children must register and ride with an adult.
    • 10-mile Family Route registrations include: ride guides, on-road support, central rest stop with food and entertainment, a ride medal per child.
    • Post-ride lunch tickets are available for purchase.

Payments are final. There are no refunds. To transfer your registration, contact chuckanut@mtbakerbikeclub.org.

The Routes

All routes begins from Boundary Bay Brewery! Join us afterward in Boundary’s Beer Garden for food and the after-party (featuring music by James Higgins and the Daft Rascals) to celebrate your ride.

All routes are marked with “Dan Henry” indicators on the road. Maps and directions will also be available the morning of the ride. You can view the printable maps via looking them up under “Electronic Route Files” below.

Electronic Route Files

If you want to download GPS files into your Garmin or other device, you can download them from the Mount Baker Bicycle Club’s RideWithGPS page.
Five electronic maps are created; choose one based on number of miles you plan to ride. Select the route you want from the list below, and you’ll be taken to it on the RideWithGPS site. Select “Export” on the right side of the screen to see the options for GPS files.

After selecting a route page above, click EXPORT (top right) and follow the instructions. You’ll see a list of downloadable GPS-ready file formats. Choose from GPX, TCX, KML files, whatever works with your GPS device. Follow the instructions on the right side of the web page for downloading the GPS format file you need.

Contact

Questions? Please contact chuckanut at mtbakerbikeclub.org via email.

Additional Details

See up-to-the-minute news on each year’s ride on the Facebook page: facebook.com/chuckanutcentury
And the Facebook Event.

Make it a weekend in Bellingham: enjoy the fine hospitality of one of our local hotels or BnBs. Find accommodations via the Bellingham Whatcom Tourism Bureau site. We have negotiated some discounts at the following recommended hotels in Bellingham; mention that you will be here for the Chuckanut Classic Bicycle Ride with the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for the best rates.

Posters

View the Event posters of previous years.

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2006 Poster

Ride for Our-TreeHouse
The Reason we Ride: we support Our TreeHouse.

Our-TreeHouse, a nurturing program in Whatcom County, provides a safe environment where children and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Children and teens who have had a parent, sibling or primary caregiver die often feel isolated.
They may have difficulty in school or suffer from depression.
Providing a safe place for children, teens and their families to come together in mutual support can help break isolation and offer hope.

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