Lions Club Bike-n-Brew returns on Sept. 23

Submitted by the Lions Club

The Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. The community is invited to buy a breakfast served by the island’s Cutthroat Pirates at 8 a.m. at the county fairgrounds before the event kicks off.

Approximately 100 bicyclists will ride for charity on three courses around the island. The bike event will be followed by a brew fest at the Brickworks at 5 p.m., featuring four local island microbreweries: San Juan Island Brewing Company, Friday Harbor Brewing Company, Island Hoppin’ Brewery, and Lopez Island Brewing Company.

Register online or at the SJC Fairgrounds at 9 a.m., the morning of the event. If you prefer to attend the brew fest only, buy a brew fest ticket at the door at Brickworks.

The Lions Club thanks the premier sponsors for making this event possible: Meat Machines Cycles, Lawson Construction, Islanders Bank, Coldwell Banker, and Centerplate. They also thank the wonderful second- and third- level sponsors and personal sponsors who believed in us.

The Lions Club hopes to make this a regular community event that promotes charity, exercise, fun, and support of local businesses. All funds stay local to help with college scholarships and the many healthcare events the Lions Club brings to the island, including yearly eye screening in local schools for early-detection of childhood eye disease and healthcare help for underserved islanders.

If you see a bicyclist on the road on Saturday, Sept. 23, remember they are riding for charity, so only pass only when it’s safe; whether you ride or drive, share the road and practice kindness.