Bike ride and activity ideas in Seattle

Other than all the great group rides and events on the Everyday Rides calendar, here are some ideas for activities to do on your bike in Seattle. Feeling social? Design your ideal ride and add it to the calendar!

  • Volunteer with Pedaling Relief Project to help deliver groceries and rescue food for community food banks or re-stock a Little Free Pantry (it’s low commitment and lots of fun!)
  • Find a Little Free Pantry or local food bank near you and donate some food for those in need
  • Visit a Little Free Library to find a new book to read or donate to (make it a tour and visit a few even)
  • Play Bike Tag
  • Try to ride every street in Seattle on
  • Ride a tour of ice cream shops or another establishment (donuts, croissants, historical buildings, water towers, beaches, etc.)
  • Have a picnic in your favorite park (bonus: make your dinner on camp stoves)
  • Wake up early and ride out to make coffee in the park (Coffee Outside)
  • Ride to a local park with your binoculars and go birding (Seattle Bike and Bird)
  • Pack your bags for a quick overnighter to Fay Bainbridge Park or another local campground
  • Try to link together all the gravel paths you can as you ride across the city
  • Visit a Bike Benefits location to get a discount for riding your bike there
  • Play Bike Bingo (May-Nov 2022, get your card at Bike Works or other bingo locations)
  • Ride to a farmers market (great group ride! also bonus: some offer free market dollars for bike benefits if you ask)
  • Ride to a weekly art walk
  • Explore a new or unexplored piece of bicycle infrastructure
  • Create your own scavenger hunt
  • Have a themed costume/outfit ride (Examples: anime characters, tweed, 90s)
  • Ride around and explore
  • Try to visit every park in Seattle (especially all those street end and pocket beach access parks – it’s surprising how many there are out there. Detailed map of Seattle parks)
  • Rent a mini projector, find a sheet, and play a movie in the park
  • Ride to a park and have a dance party! (or join Seattle Bike Disco)

If you’re looking for ideas/help with ideas, start a thread on the Everyday Rides Community forum and I or someone else will help out!

How to keep up with what’s happening in the Seattle cycling scene

Everyday Rides makes it easy to stay notified of upcoming events and communicate other riders. Add your upcoming ride or event to the calendar for folks to find!

  • Everyday Rides Calendar
    Hosts sharing events on the calendar put a lot of care into sharing up to date details and information about rides. There are a few ways to keep up with what’s on the calendar.
    • Create an Everyday Rides account
      Email updates are sent automatically each week on Sundays at 5pm and weekend digests sent Fridays at 10am. You’ll also get notifications when groups and hosts you follow post new rides and events to the calendar.
    • Join Groups
      Join groups to get notifications of new events and group conversations happening on Everyday Rides. Follow the group’s links to follow their social media and email lists, too! The Everyday Rides groups page lists both groups that are active on Everyday Rides and also many community groups that aren’t on Everyday Rides. Some groups may be more private and only share events for members, so be sure to join to stay in the loop!
    • Follow Hosts
      If you see a person who you enjoy riding with, go to their profile and click “Follow” to get immediate updates when that person posts new rides to the city calendar.
    • Subscribe in your calendar app
      Get your events calendar in your personal calendar (Google, Apple, etc)! At the bottom of the calendar there are links to subscribe to see all of the city events and your private and group events automatically updated in your personal calendar with links and details.
  • Follow the Everyday Rides Instagram
    I post about lots of upcoming rides, events, races, both official and unofficial. I mostly post community events to stories but I keep a highlight of stories up to date with events, jobs, and resources you may want to be aware of.
  • Follow Instagrams and join email lists
    The groups page lists all the groups on Everyday Rides and their links/instagram accounts as well as a whole bunch of community groups not on the site.
  • Seattle Bike Blog Calendar (and blog)
    Seattle Bike Blog’s calendar is less focused on social rides, but has lots of events including many of the wider area events and local advocacy organization events and meetings.
  • Cascade Bicycle Club Calendar
    Cascade Bicycle Club is the largest cycling organization in the area and has a full calendar of social rides, paid event rides, and classes organized by Cascade, certified ride leaders, and some non-Cascade events.

Welcome to the Everyday Rides Blog!

Hi all, my name is Zach Hale and I built and run Everyday Rides, the Instagram, and now this blog. I am a seasoned software developer and year-round cyclist with a love for social riding and community events. I also co-run a bicycle comparison and geometry analysis website Bike Insights.

In this space, I plan to share resources, write about local events and cycling groups, and share updates about the site. Thanks for joining!