Bikers from all over the country speed through sunny
Hundreds of bikers rode from Warner G. Magnuson Park and Sand Point over 183 miles to finish in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
Their first stop was right here in downtown Lake Stevens, 37 miles from their starting point, where they received the carbs and proteins needed to continue on their two-day quest.
“This is great,” one rider said while others were thankful for the quick nutrition before getting back on their way.
With over 1,800 bicyclists stopping for bagels and peanut butter, bananas, cookies, water fill-ups and a short pit stop, the Main Street Center was filled to capacity with spandex and rubber wheels.
The Downtown Merchants Association helped to provide the riders with the fuel they needed to continue their trek.
“It’s a lot of fun,” Karen Alessi, volunteer for the event said.
The two-day event included bikers ages 9 to 75 years old.
The remaining food was donated to a Women’s Shelter in Everett.
Cascade Bicycle Club, a Seattle-based club, hosted the event and is the largest bicycling club in the United States.