Ride in the Rain

woman on bike riding in the rain

Charge up your bike lights. Tighten your fenders. The mist awaits!

RIDE IN THE RAIN 2018 challenges you to take your fair-weather bike commute into the moistened months. From November 1st through 31st, team up with your classmates and colleagues and log your trips on Love to Ride for multiple chances to win great prizes every week. This challenge was born at UW, but has now gone regional with the help of WA Bikes & Cascade Bicycle Club.

Teams and the volunteer captains who lead them are the heart and soul of Ride in the Rain at UW. This year, teams are capped at 10 people, and members can earn extra challenge points for encouraging new riders. Join an existing team, or captain your own!

Click here to sign up for the Ride in the Rain challenge on Love To Ride.

Need help finding a team to join? Have questions about captain responsibilities? We are here to help! Post a message in the UW Love to Ride forum, or email ucommute@uw.edu with the subject “Ride in the Rain.”

icon image of calendar


Classes full of riding tips and wet-weather savvy. Commute stations to warm up your misty morning ride. Did we mention bike-themed trivia night?

Light Up Your Commute

Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:30 PM - HUB Patio Grab some bike safety lights or get your current light set-up checked out by Transportation Services and partners to make sure your dark and rainy commute is lit. We’ll be there on the HUB patio from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday the 7th.

Ride in the Rain Trivia Night

Thursday November 8, 2018 6:00 PM - T12 Social House Join Transportation Services, U District Let’s Go, Cascade Bicycle Club, and more for the first-ever Ride in the Rain trivia night! Roll up with your challenge team as a squad, answer bicycle and UW-related trivia questions, and score sweet prizes. Open to non-challenge participants if you want to phone a friend.
Register for Ride in the Rain Trivia Night here.

Coffee Commute Station

Tuesday November 13, 2018 7:00 AM - HUB Patio Warm up after a chilly ride in with a hot cup of coffee, tea, and some snacks, courtesy of Transportation Services. Find us on the HUB Patio from 7:00 AM until 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 13th.

icon image of badge with bike


Bike Commuting 101 Class

Tuesday October 16, 2018 4:00 PM - HUB 238 Wednesday October 31, 2018 3:30 PM - HUB 238 An hour-long introduction to bike commuting for those who are interested in using their bike to get to campus, but may have questions or concerns. Learn what you need to get started, rules of the road, the best routes to get here, and basic maintenance tips from UW Active Transportation Specialist Elizabeth Bastian.

Want more? Check out the Cascade Bicycle Club events calendar and the Seattle Bike Blog calendar for even more Bike Everywhere Month related fun!

icon image of two bicycles

Get a Bike Buddy

Get matched with a fellow Husky who loves to pedal to campus and lives near you. They can show you the best way to bike to campus, as well as share some tips and tricks on bike commuting!

icon image of prize ribbon


We’re giving out prizes every single week of the challenge and everyone can get in the drawing. If you’ve logged at least 1 trip that week, you are automatically eligible to win a sweet prize from UW Transportation Services. Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

Departmental Resources

Looking to take on the challenge as a department? Take a look at our departmental outreach documents:

icon image of question mark

Still have questions?

Email ucommute@uw.edu with the subject line “Ride in the Rain”.

Thanks to our sponsors!

sponsor logos for elegant bike security, walnut bespoke leather designs, mountainsmith