Enjoy a beautiful scenic ride whether you choose the traditional 7 Hill Route (approximately 40 miles), the popular Metric Century Route, or the challenging Century Route. Travel at your own pace through urban, suburban, and rural roads, on a holiday when cyclists seem to outnumber vehicles.
Start at the Kirkland waterfront, follow the signs and “Dan Henry’s” to great food stops, challenging ascents, and wonderful descents. Climb Winery Hill and be rejuvenated by the applause of your own cheering section and the lovely strains of Neil the bagpiper.
The 7 Hills of Kirkland is one of Attain Housing’s annual fundraisers. We are a 501c3 charity which assists individuals and families on the Eastside caught in the homelessness crisis. Whether people are living in their cars, housed temporarily in shelters, or facing eviction, Attain Housing will work with them as they stabilize their family, work on goals to help them create a stronger future, find and retain safe and permanent housing. Attain Housing cares and so do our wonderful cyclists.
A classic, popular and challenging early season road ride, the 7 Hills offers courses of 40, 60, and 100 miles. All three routes are well-marked, well-supported with technical and road assistance, and great fun. Falling on Memorial Day each year, the 7 Hills is a favorite early season training ride for many. Participants return year after year, write that they love the great food (prepared by volunteers), friendly faces at rest stops (run by volunteers) and fun, festival-like finish at Marina Park, where they’re greeted by vendor booths, massage, miniature golf, and delicious strawberry shortcake (made and served by volunteers).
Grow stronger and help homeless families grow stronger, too.
Attain Housing is growing and so is the 7 Hills of Kirkland! More and more riders register every year. A sellout of 1500 is expected in sunny weather, and over 1100 on a rainy day. In addition to the sense of accomplishment from the great ride, participants can take pride in knowing they are helping families succeed in their uphill climb to overcome homelessness.
Just east of Seattle, Kirkland’s charming lakeside downtown is home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants. Throughout the year Kirkland hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, festivals and outdoor concerts.