Kitsap Color Classic

If you’re a serious cyclist and tip the scales at around 140 lbs., you’ll burn more than 1,000 calories pedaling hard for an hour. So at the annual Kitsap Color Classic bike ride, sponsors have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Edmonds starting line for $6. (You can also start on the Kingston side.) At more than 100 calories per pancake, you’ll need quite a few flapjacks to complete the event’s various loops, ranging from 14 miles—ideal for kids and families—all the way up to a super-sized 64 miles. For the latter, you could down a Michael Phelps-like portion of 25 pancakes and still burn off the calories. Please be aware: The course is not flat (23 miles are uphill), and vomiting over your shoulder while passing could get, well, messy. Edmonds Masonic Lodge, 515 Dayton St., 522-3222, www.cascade.org. $20-$30. 7:30 a.m. (registration starts); ferries depart at 8:40, 9:20, and 10:10 a.m. JOSHUA LYNCH

Sun., Oct. 5, 2008

 
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