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Details

The EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland offers a choice of three routes. See the Maps page to learn more about the routes.

The Traditional 7 Hills course is approximately 40 miles long with about 3,000 feet of climbing. It loops around Kirkland, going over the following hills:

• Market • Juanita • Seminary • Norway • Kingsgate • Winery • Rose •

The Metric Century route extends eastward from the 7 Hills course. The Metric Century has 11 hills, with 4,600 feet of climbing. This route includes the following hills in addition to the standard 7 Hills:

• Education-outbound • Novelty • McWhirter • Education-return •

The full Century course continues eastward from the Metric route, through rural King County into the Snoqualmie valley and north into Snohomish County. The Century course has 14 hills, with about 7,000 feet of climbing. It has the following climbs in addition to the Metric climbs:

• Union • Stillwater • High Bridge • Maltby •

Registration

There are 3 ways to register for the EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland.

  • Online
  • By Mail
  • Day of event at Kirkland Marina Park.
    Show up at the Kirkland Marina on Memorial Day and register between 6:00AM and 9:00AM.

See the Registration page for complete registration information.

This popular event is growing! Invite your friends and team. Registrations are limited to 1,500.

Start / Finish

The ride begins and finishes at Kirkland’s downtown Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland, WA. Click Here for a map.

From I-405 take exit 18 SR908 (NE 85th St), heading west. This becomes Central Way. Turn left at the light onto Lake Street. At the next light, turn right on Kirkland Avenue. Marina Park is at the end of Kirkland Avenue.

Ride start and day of registration will begin at 6:00AM. Riders registering on the day of the event can pay with credit card, cash, or check.

Departure times for each route:

Century – depart between 6:00AM and 7:00AM
Metric – depart between 7:00AM and 8:00AM
Traditional – depart between  8:00AM and 9:00AM

The course officially opens at 6:00AM. Please start early, as all support services end at 4:30PM.

At the Marina Park finish line, present your rider number for a serving of homemade strawberry shortcake, freshly prepared and served by our smiling volunteers.

Parking

There is limited parking around the marina. Parking is generally available in the surrounding area. However, check to make sure you’re not in a restricted space or zone. If you park on adjacent streets, please respect private property and driveways.

Carpooling and transit use is highly recommended.

Need a ride or want to provide a ride? You can reduce carbon footprints and ease parking congestion through carpooling. Here are some available resources.

King County Metro: www.rideshareonline.com
Craig’s List – Seattle: seattle.craigslist.org
Craig’s List – Portland: portland.craigslist.org

Visit King County Metro’s Trip Planner at tripplanner.kingcounty.gov to location transit information. For the trip destination use “Kirkland Transit Center.” Marina Park is approximately two blocks west of the temporary transit center.

To find out more about parking in downtown Kirkland see the City’s Parking webpage. Be careful when parking in the City’s parking garage, the low ceiling won’t accommodate roof-top racks.

Event Photos

Thanks to our in-kind partner Woodinville Bicycle, who will be taking event pictures of cyclists! Smile — or grit your teeth if you must — up that hill, and check after the event for your fabulous look in your EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland jersey. Photos are free and will be available Tuesday after the race at www.woodinvillebicycle.com.

Helmets are Required

HELMETS APPROVED BY CPSC ARE REQUIRED!

Support

There are frequent food stops stocked with great homemade food, fruit, beverages and facilities for registered riders.

EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland travels on open public roads. The routes offer fantastic scenery but are also narrow and winding in many places. All riders are required to follow traffic rules.

  • Be courteous to local drivers and traffic
  • Stop at all stop signs and traffic signals
  • Ride single file
  • Announce “on your left” when passing other riders
  • Control your speed when going downhill
  • Move completely off the roadway when stopping, do not block intersections or driveways

This is, as all major rides, a self-supported ride. Riders need to be prepared to manage minor repairs on their own. While we will have limited tech support (limited stops, roving vehicles), riders are encouraged to ensure their equipment is in top working condition prior to the event.

Remember, this is a ride, not a race. There isn’t a mass start and no time clock. For your safety, avoid pace lines, respect traffic laws, be considerate of vehicles, pedestrians, dogs, cats, etc. Have fun, smile, create friendships and enjoy the day.

Volunteering

Volunteer information with locations and times where we need support and online sign-up can be found on the 7 Hills page at SignUp.com. Volunteers get free rider registration for the following year!

Questions? Email us or call 425.576.9531 x109.

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.

 

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