Cycle the WAVE event joins the fight against domestic violence

August 27, 2013

Join 1,200 women on the starting line at Issaquah High School on Sept. 15 for the 2013 Cycle the WAVE Washington ride.

The event, started in 2008 in a collaboration of the Lakemont Ladies Cycling Club and the Rising Star Guild, creates a space for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence and raise money for domestic violence programs.

By Nancy Lamb / Ramblin Lamb Photography Emily Gross (left) and Crissy Kirklin express their spirit during Cycle the WAVE 2012.

By Nancy Lamb / Ramblin Lamb Photography
Emily Gross (left) and Crissy Kirklin express their spirit during Cycle the WAVE 2012.

The five past Cycle the WAVE — Women Against Violence Everywhere — events have raised a total of almost $500,000 to support programs for “legal advocacy, deaf and deaf/blind populations, medical advocacy for the education of medical professionals, and for children and teen populations” across Washington state, according to Washington’s Cycle the WAVE website. Last year’s grant recipients from King, Snohomish, Pierce, Chelan and Douglas counties received a total of $120,000.

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