Federal Way’s James Neighbor is going to ride the 75 miles around Puget Sound in honor of his mother in the American Lung Association’s Ride Around the Sound next month. Neighbor’s mother, Nadine, had lung cancer in both lungs and died almost two years ago at the age of 85. An avid biker, Neighbor wanted to help raise awareness of lung disease and ride in honor of his mother, along with friends.
The Ride Around the Sound is a 75-mile supported tour of the Sound passing some of the best views and scenery in the area, including a ride through Dash Point and Federal Way.
Cyclists throughout the region will take part in the second annual Ride Around the Sound. Starting in West Seattle, the water-hugging routes provide spectacular views on fully-supported 75-mile or 30-mile courses with extra optional loops.
Ride Around the Sound leaves West Seattle and heads directly to the water in Normandy Park and Redondo Beach, past the Browns Point Lighthouse and through Tacoma (where the 30-mile option starts) and over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and through Gig Harbor. From there the course rides through Kitsap Peninsula, past Long Lake and meets up for a ferry ride back to West Seattle.
For more information, visit RideAroundtheSound.org. Proceeds help prevent and cure lung disease and promote lung health through education, advocacy and research.