This article originally appeared on Experience Anacortes.
Are you an adrenaline junkie who travels for races and events? Or maybe, a traveler who likes to explore a place and meet new people by joining in the fun of healthy competition? Look no further than Fidalgo Island, which has plenty of ways to supercharge your competitive spirit with bicycling, running and kayaking events. And, there are even few events for fun.
Here are our recommendations to inspire your Anacortes adventure.
Bike Rides and Events
If you love to bike ride, go for a spin with the Skagit Bicycle Club for their March Point Ride. The moderately paced road ride is every Monday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and around 30 miles. Nonmembers are encouraged to join the ride, and helmets are required.
Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic is the largest biking event in the area with up to 2,000 riders. The two-day ride goes through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties with part of the route on Fidalgo Island. Meals, fully-stocked rest stops, and festivities are included in this ride of a lifetime.
Relays, Runs, and Walks
In March, the Dallas Kloke Sunset Loop 10-mile Relay Run takes place in Washington Park. Teams run through Washington Park campground and the paved looped road, with each leg being 2.5 miles long. Awards are presented afterward.
At the Do the Bloom ‒ Color Run participants start and finish at a former train depot. Along the 5K route, runners are “painted” with bright colors as they pass stations. By the end, each one is a mix of oranges, blues, yellows, purples, pinks, and greens. This race happens every April, is fun for all ages, and even friendly dogs.
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