10th Annual Cycle the WAVE to raise awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence

Celebrating the 10th Annual Cycle the WAVE event!

Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) is a fully supported, non-competitive, deluxe all-women’s event. It is a spectacular bike and walk event for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility, and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State.

The first 1,000 registered riders and walkers receive exclusive WAVE gift bags. Participants enjoy special festivities throughout the event, including themed rest stops, floral helmet decoration and cheer leading squads offering up encouragement. 

All routes culminate at the Finish Line Festival with gourmet food from local restaurants, a Beer & Wine Garden, plus a spa area with complimentary massage. Participants choose from several fun and challenging routes with options for all levels of cyclists and walkers, including:

  • “Brave Sister” 12-mile route – A great route for new cyclists
  • “Strong Sister” 29-mile route – Our signature ride around Lake Sammamish
  • “Fierce Sister” 46-mile route – The “kick it up a notch” option!
  • “Mighty Sister” 70-mile route – Includes 3800 feet of climbing for the seasoned cyclist
  • “Walk the WAVE” 4.05-mile walk – Featuring reduced registration fee and fun rest stops!

The WAVE Foundation’s “Cycle & Walk the WAVE” is an empowering, non-competitive event for women of all ages. The event brings together individuals and teams from all over Washington to raise awareness and funds about sexual assault and domestic violence.


When: Sunday, September 17 from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm


  • Adult rider registration starts at $75 @ http://www.cyclethewave.org/
  • Girls under 15: $40.
  • Walk registration: $50 (Youth under 11 are FREE)

Where: Event begins and ends at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue)

  • The start/finish line located on campus at Tyee River Road, just north of the 4-story student parking garage. It is a festive “village” style setting with a photo friendly finishing archway.
  • The legendary “Hot Tamale” Issaquah Fire Fighters rest stop (and photo booth) located at Tibbetts Valley Park (965 12th Ave NW, Issaquah). 

Photos courtesy of Cycle the Wave.