Cycling to End Homelessness

EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland – one of the Northwest’s premier cycling events.

Choice of three routes — all starting and finishing at Kirkland's Marina Park.

Whether you choose the traditional 7 Hill Route (approximately 40 miles), the popular Metric Century Route, or the challenging Century Route, you’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery. 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.

Neil the Bagpiper

Jerseys 2017

Thank you to Jim Wilcher, designer of the 2017 EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland jersey!

We expect delivery of this year’s jerseys by mid-April, and we will begin shipping at that time. We strongly encourage ordering early, as there will be a limited number of jerseys produced.

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Attain HousingThis event is a fundraiser for Attain Housing (formerly KITH), a 501c3 charity which assists individuals and families on the Eastside who are caught in a 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 in safe housing and work on goals to help them create a stronger future including finding and retaining permanent housing. Attain Housing cares and so do our wonderful cyclists.

Attain HousingAttain Housing is a grassroots organization and the committee of volunteers which runs EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland has been raising support for Attain Housing for 15 years. General feedback from participants is that whether 40, 60, or 100 miles, the route is well-marked, well supported with technical and road assistance, and great fun. It’s often used as a training ride by STP riders. Participants have a high return rate and love the great food (made by volunteers), friendly faces at rest stops (manned by volunteers) and fun, festival-like finish at Marina Park where they’re greeted by sponsor booths, water, and delicious strawberry shortcake (made and served by volunteers).

Learn more about Attain Housing’s work at www.attainhousing.org.

Join Us!

Grow stronger and help homeless families grow stronger, too.

Attain Housing is growing and so is the event, with pre-registrations increasing each year. A sellout of 1500 is expected in sun, and over 1100 in rain. 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.

ABOUT KIRKLAND

Explore KirklandKirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination on the shores of Lake Washington. With an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping, Kirkland makes a perfect weekend destination.

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.

Make a weekend out of your visit to Kirkland! Plan your stay at www.explorekirkland.com.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS

   EvergreenHealth Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties Explore Kirkland

RainMaker Signs   Flat Stick Pub  Friday Harbor House of Jerky Clifbar Merit Homes  Kirkland Kiwanis