The 14th annual Lake Padden Mountain Pedal bike race is today with the first race to kick off in less than a hour (10:00 a.m). This a fun event for the whole family, whether your racing or not. Race categories range from beginner to open (pro) with a free kids race for the little ones under 10. There is also a stunts and jumps course for the more adventurous, which makes for great spectating.
This race is part of the Indie Race Series. That starts in early April and runs throughout the summer with races at different locations around Washington.
Lake Padden offers swimming, hiking, camping, and a dog park. There are grills, picnic tables, and a large playground. So get up, head out and enjoy the beautiful sunshiny day.