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 scenery and support KITH. Travel at your own pace through urban, suburban and rural roads on a holiday when cyclists seem to outnumber vehicles. 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 a bagpiper. All of this for such a great cause.
Cycling for a Cause -- to Benefit KITH
7 Hills of Kirkland is a fund raiser for KITH. KITH 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, KITH will work with them to stabilize their situation. KITH is able to make referrals, provide homelessness prevention resources, provide transitional housing and ultimately provide or assist in securing permanent low-income housing.
The 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 -
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
- Mc Whirter
- 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 -
- High Bridge
There is four methods to register for the 7 Hills of Kirkland.
- By Mail
- At Seattle Bike Expo
- Day of Event
See the Registration page for complete registration information.
In 2010, we will limit registrations to 1,500. Last year's event was a sell-out. We encourage you to register early to insure your participation.