The Ride in the Rain Challenge is a fun and free competition to encourage your friends and colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike, even in the rain!

From Washington Bikes:

The idea of the Challenge is to turn a common barrier to biking — inclement weather — on its head and celebrate biking during the rainiest month of the year. We think that if you can ride during the rainiest month and enjoy it — and we’re confident you will — you’ll see how possible it is to bike all year round. There are lots of fantastic prizes being offered to tempt your team, which we'll announce as the Challenge approaches!

How to Participate

Starting October 1register for free and log your bike trips November 1-30.  You can ride solo or form a team of coworkers, friends or neighbors, and log your trips on the user-friendly Ride in the Rain Challenge website.

The Deets:

  • Anyone can participate.
  • You can track all your bike trips, not just commute trips. 
  • You can log an unlimited number of bike trips. 



We are doing prizes a little differently this year. Rather than awarding only those who can log hundreds of miles and thousands of trips, we are awarding random weekly prizes for anyone who has logged at least one trip. See below for prize drawings each week.Washington Bikes will announce winners in early December and will award prizes for our social media contests weekly. To participate in social media contests, follow @WAbikes on Twitter and Instagram, and like Washington Bikes on Facebook. Then post photos that capture your  Ride in the Rain experience to be eligible for sweet weekly prizes. Tag your photos with  #RideintheRain and @WAbikes.


New for 2017!

Washington Bikes is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with challenge platform Love to Ride to host the 2017 Ride in the Rain Challenge. Love to Ride is perfectly aligned with Washington Bikes’ mission to get more people on bikes, with an emphasis on providing the resources needed to overcome barriers to cycling.

Through the combined experience of the Washington Bikes and Love To Ride teams, we are improving the Ride in the Rain Challenge platform to better accommodate the spirit of fun competition that keeps bringing people back year after year.

Some new challenge features include a new point system aimed at encouraging new riders, global prizes contributed by Love to Ride (which include awesome prizes like a trip to Croatia) and expanded abilities to sync with apps. Plus, in line with efforts to get more people riding, we are requiring each team to have at least two new riders.

With our new partnership, we are better equipped to include participants from across our state and show that no one celebrates Pedal Power like Washington.



Are you new to biking, or just new to year-round riding? Our friends at Cascade Bicycle Club offers free classes and resources on how to get started. Check the Cascade Calendar for ongoing rides, classes, and events.  If you’re an experienced rider, sign up to be a captain and recruit new riders to join your team. You could be that person who introduces someone to the simple joys (and practical benefits) of bicycling.

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