Ride The Hurricane
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Ride The Hurricane is a challenging, recreational
cycling event using the gorgeous vista of Hurricane Ridge Road,
in the Olympic National Park,
absent of motorized vehicles,
for a round-trip ride to the top of Hurricane Ridge
from Port Angeles, Washington.
And this year, 2019, we are expanding the ride even further, with an optional 100-mile "century route"!
Additional Major Sponsorship Provided By:
"Last year was my first RtH and it was the funnest ride of the
whole season. I'm bringing three friends this year and we're staying a
couple of nights so we can hit the ODT as well as RtH.
Can't wait! Thank you!" - ML
Information for the 11th Anniversary, 2019 Ride
Pay for Registration in Advance: Highly recommended! CLICK HERE! By paying in advance, you reserve your spot -- there is a limit to how many cyclists we are allowed to have participate in the national park. You can also reserve and purchase an official 2019 Ride the Hurricane jersey (design to be revealed soon!), ensuring we'll have your size available on ride day.
Day of Ride Registration: Cyclists can actually pre-register, drop off waivers, and pick up information materials, wrist bands, and ordered jerseys for "Day of Ride Registration" on Friday, Aug 2 and Saturday, Aug 3, between 10am and 4pm at the Port Angeles Visitor Center located at 121 E. Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA. This would preclude the need to register at the desk on Aug 4. Day of Ride registration will open at 6AM Sunday morning.WA.
Reserve your place in the ride by paying for registration now -- CLICK HERE.
Vancouver Island Cyclists' Registration: You can save costs by registering for this Ride through the Black Ball Ferry Line website and save costs. Registration through Black Ball includes your Ride the Hurricane ride fee -- together with the ferry tickets for you and your bike, heavily discounted. Look for that registration in the coming weeks -- certainly before the end of May -- so you can purchase the package all at once. On the morning of the Ride, we will have a shuttle to meet that first ferry in Port Angeles, for any cyclists arriving by ferry who would like to have their gear transported to the registration area -- for pickup at the end of their ride, on the way back to the ferry. Departures that day back to Victoria, out of Port Angeles, will be at 12:45pm, 5:20pm, and 9:30pm.
Hurricane Ridge Road is open to cyclists, but CLOSED to motorized vehicles, 7:00am - 12:00pm: the road opens back up to vehicles at noon, and all cyclists are encouraged to be off the road at that time.
When you register online (registration link coming SOON!), you will also have the opportunity to donate to the either or both the Washington's National Park Fund (to support the Olympic National Park) and the Peninsula Trails Coalition (to support the Olympic Discovery Trail)!
Event Description: This very unique ride allows cyclists to have the iconic Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road all to themselves, free of motorized vehicles, from 7am-noon. This is not a race but a recreational ride open to all abilities and ages.
NEW CENTURY ROUTE: In addition to the traditional climb to the Hurricane Ridge summit and back down, we are also offering an optional ride for cyclists to continue beyond the traditional ~40 mile round trip Hurricane Ridge summit ascent to an expanded route that will result in a full 100-mile ride, combining a mile-high alpine ascent with a route that uses the Olympic Discovery Trail to go more than a mile out to sea on Ediz Hook. This year, there will be no additional cost to ride the century route, because we won't have cyclist support or aid stations available on this optional part. But we will have signage posted along the route, which is changed from the optional 100-mile route we experimented with last year -- and we think this year is a big improvement. If you are interested in trying the optional route, let us know -- feedback may earn you a partial refund on your registration fee! Route maps will be available at the Day of Ride Registration Desk -- and we'll have them posted here soon, as well.
At registration, you'll also have the opportunity to order a 2019 Ride the Hurricane jersey, manufactured by Primal.
We'll have more information that we will email registrants starting in the June timeframe.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Sound Bikes and Kayaks
2019 Date/Time Information Sunday - August 4, 2017 - 6am- 12noon
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If you would like to make a weekend of Olympic Peninsula cycling, click HERE to learn about the Tour de Lavender, happening Saturday, August 4th, 2018.
With vistas of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the blue expanse of the Salish Sea, and multi-hued fields of wondrous lavender to roam, the “Tour de Lavender” is more than just a ride, it’s an experience! For the past five years, the Tour (TdL) has given cyclists from beginner to expert the chance to celebrate the stunning beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and enjoy the renowned lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley–“America’s Provence.”