Many cyclist ride over from Seattle on the ferry the day of the event but we chose to drive to Seattle on Saturday afternoon and stay on Bainbridge for the night. The Best Western hotel close to the event start is clean, comfortable, affordable, bike friendly and includes breakfast. What more could you ask for? They also have a noon check out time which enabled us to complete the event onSunday morning (starting at 8am) ,enjoy the post ride food and still have plenty of time to shower and check out before noon.
The event is all inclusive. All levels of riders and styles of bikes were seen on the route. In addition, it is VERY AFFORDABLE.
Here is a link to the event for this year. I have bookmarked it for 2014 already. We will be back.