Chilly Hilly 1995

Chilly Hilly '95 will be held on Sunday, February 26th. This year's event is dedicated to David Juarez and Skip Jolley.


Chilly Hilly '95 at a Glance

Whether a 22-year veteran or a newcomer to Chilly Hilly, please take the time to see what's different for Chilly Hilly this year.
Revised route
Hint: Remember the route you rode in '92? Course is open 8 am - 4 pm.
Revised finish area
Winslow Ferry Terminal
1st fully-supported ferry is at 7:50 am
If you take an earlier ferry, you must pay your own ferry fare and no Chilly Hilly services will be provided on route until 8 am.
Breakfast location
Town & Country Market, covered-parking - downtown Winslow.
Chilly Hilly Chili location
Senior Center, 370 Bjune Drive (near Waterfront Park in downtown Winslow)
Choice of starting times
7:50 am, 8:40 am, 9:25 am, 10:15 am, 11:20 am.
Limited to 4,500 riders - register early
(Ride will sell out quickly.)

About Chilly Hilly

Chilly Hilly is a 28-mile bicycle tour sponsored annually by the Cascade Bicycle Club. It is the Official Opening of Bicycle Season in the Pacific Northwest. Chilly Hilly takes place on scenic Bainbridge Island and is neither an endurance contest nor a race, but a purely social and recreational event. It is intended that all participants ride Safely, Lawfully, and Courteously.

What to Bring

Helmet, warm clothes, layers of polypropylene or wool and raingear are a good combination. Don't forget the warm socks and mittens or gloves. Your helmet helps to keep you warm, as well as protect you while cycling. A patch kit, pump, water bottle, and tools for minor repairs are all good to have with you. And remember to inflate your tires to proper pressure - it makes a big difference in the energy required to keep yourself moving. Don't forget to bring along some $$$ for food or an emergency.


Registration for Chilly Hilly is $17 (for Seattle-area riders) and includes Chilly Hilly map, number bib, safety pins, Soup'r Cider Stop, round-trip ferry fares and 23rd anniversary Chilly Hilly souvenir. Tandems require one registration per rider. Registration for Bainbridge Island registrants is $15 (does not include ferry fare.) Registrations must be postmarked by February 1, 1995. If you miss the deadline, register at the Bicycle Expo. No confirmations will be sent. Your cancelled check is your receipt.

Day-of-ride registration (if not sold out) will be at packet pick-up locations [see below or call the hotline, (206) 522-BIKE].

Where Your Chilly Hilly Registration Fee Goes

15% Chilly Hilly Day of Event Expenses
7% Chilly Hilly Planning & Registration
2% Taxes
17% Chilly Hilly Souvenirs
16% Donations to NowBike Federation and Bainbridge Island Charities
43% Cascade Bicycle Club Funds for Education, Government Action, etc.

Cascade Bicycle Club Revenues

Funds raised by Chilly Hilly pay for the CBC educational activities, including the Sprocket Hero and bicycle rodeo programs which reach over 20,000 children in Washington state each year; the certified Effective Cycling classes for adults; and the CBC Government Affairs Committee which serves as a liaison between cyclists and city, county, and state governments to preserve and improve bicycle access.

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be at the Greater Bicycle Expo - Saturday and Sunday, February 18th and 19th. Picking up your packet on either of these days will allow you entry to the Expo that day for free.

Day-of-ride packet pickup will be from 7 am to 11 am below Alaskan Way opposite the Seattle Ferry Terminal and at the Chilly Hilly Breakfast behind the Town & Country Market (Bainbridge Island registrants) from 7:30 am to 11 am. Please park cars at the Winslow Ferry Terminal.

Ferry Departure Times

7:50 am, 8:40 am, 9:25 am, 10:15 am, 11:20 am.

Arrive early on the day-of-the-ride to catch the ferry you prefer (due to the limit on number of passengers per ferry, you may have to board a ferry departure later than your arrival time would suggest).

Bainbridge Island Charities

The Cascade Bicycle Club would like to show its appreciation to the residents of Bainbridge Island by showing support to the local community. A portion of your registration fee is being donated to two Bainbridge Island charities. This year's recipients are Helpline House Food Bank and Bainbridge Youth Services.

Optional Donation to Juarez/Jolley Families

Chilly Hilly '95 is dedicated to David Juarez and Skip Jolley. Both cyclists were struck by a car during a Cascade Bicycle Club training ride on October 13th, 1994, allegedly by a hit-and-run drunk driver. David died as a result of his injuries and is survived by his wife Maria and three children. Skip Jolley was hospitalized for over five weeks and returned home to his family just before Thanksgiving. He is still recuperating from his injuries.

We encourage you to make a donation which will be split equally between the two families. Simply note your donation on the registration form and include the amount in your check. If you are not registering for the ride but wish to make a donation, send your check payable to Chilly Hilly, Cascade Bicycle Club, PO Box 31299, Seattle, WA 98103, and include a note that it is for the Juarez/Jolley donation.

Official Chilly Hilly Soup'r Cider Stop

Be sure to stop by the official Chilly Hilly refreshment stop. Once again, the location is the American Legion Hall - a little less than halfway around the course. Soup and Odwalla (R) cider are free for registered riders; proceeds from the bake sale benefit the Girl Scouts. Cider Stop hours are 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. A Lost & Found table will be located there. Please remove your shoes before entering the American Legion Hall to protect the floor.

Hot & Hearty Breakfast - Chilly Hilly Chili

Carboload or replenish at either the pancake breakfast or post-ride chili feed. Breakfast available 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the covered parking area, Town & Country Market. Proceeds benefit Team Winslow, a downtown association. And the Ft. Ward Neighborhood Association will be offering chili and cornbread at the Senior Center, 370 Bjune Drive (directly behind Town & Country, next to Waterfront Park), from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.


Once again, the Washington State Ferry System has been extremely cooperative in accommodating Chilly Hilly. Please follow instructions of the ferry load personnel and walk your bicycle on to the ferry toi ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Your number bib will be your ferry ticket (beginning with the 7:50 am sailing) - good only on the day-of-the-ride. There will be literally hundreds of other bicyclists at the terminal picking up packets and waiting for the ferries - Arrive early to meet the ferry you would like to take. First come, first served. Please, no cleats in the passenger area of the ferry.

For Your Safety

There will be several vehicles with amateur radio communications and medics aboard circling the route opposite to the flow of bicycle traffic. They are identified with Cascade Bicycle Club signs, and are there to assist bicyclists with difficulties. They are in radio contact with Police and Fire Departments and the Event Coordinators.

The day-of-ride emergency number is 522-BIKE. It will be answered live in our communications center at the Soup'r Cider Stop.

Your Bike

Please check that your bicycle is in safe working condition. If any maintenance is required please be sure to have it done before the ride. Bicycle mechanics will be stationed at five points around the course, and there will be repair crews on tandems riding the route. If you are unable to make it to a repair site under your own power, contact a route marshal and a safety vehicle may be able to help you out.

Thanks to the following bike shops which are providing mechanical support for the ride: Reliable Cycle, Montlake Bicycle Shop, Elliott Bay Bicycles, R+E Cycles, Seattle Cycles, and Velo Stores.

Join Cascade and Get a Discount

If your membership is currently active at the time of Chilly Hilly, or you join when registering fro the ride, your are eligible for a $3 Member Discount. Currently active members should affix the mailing label from their newsletter to the registration form, and joining members should complete the membership information part of the registration form.
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