Ride The Hurricane

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    Sunday, August 2, 2020

    PHOTOS from the 2019 Ride are HERE

    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.

                        "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 12th Anniversary, 2020 Ride

    Pay for Registration in Advance (not yet available):  By paying in advance, you reserve your spot -- we are limited on how many cyclists are allowed to participate in the national park.  When it's up and running, registration this year will also enable you to sign the event waiver online.  In addition, you will also be able to reserve and purchase the 2020 Ride the Hurricane jersey (the jersey above is from 2019), ensuring we'll have your size available on ride day.

    Day of Ride Registration:  Cyclists can actually pre-register, sign/drop off waivers, and pick up information materials, wrist bands, and ordered jerseys for "Day of Ride Registration" on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug 1, 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 2.  Day of Ride registration will open at 6AM Sunday morning at the Event Registration table. 

    View/download route maps for Ride the Hurricane, from Ride With GPS, here for the "LEGACY" route, and the new  "CENTURY" route.

    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.  More information on this program soon!

    Hurricane Ridge Road will be 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, 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 option for cyclists to continue beyond the traditional (Legacy) ~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.  We will have improved signage posted along this 100-mile route.  More information soon!

    At registration, you'll also have the opportunity to order a 2020 Ride the Hurricane jersey, manufactured by Primal -- if you didn't reserve one when you registered online.

    We'll have more information that we will email registrants as we get closer to August 2th.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Black Ball Ferry Line M.V. Coho

    7 Cedars Casino

    First Federal Bank

    Sound Bikes and Kayaks


    Olympic Springs Water

    Olympic Peninsula YMCA

    The Bike Garage

    Brown's Outdoor


    2020 Date/Time Information Sunday - August 2, 2020 - 6am- 12noon

    Contact Information: director@portangeles.org


    Clich Here for a 2014 Video of the Ride by Tony Russell




    Top Of The Hill Hospitality Provided By:Aramark


    Water Provided By: Olympic Springs


    If you would like to make a weekend of Olympic Peninsula cycling, click  HERE  to learn about the Tour de Lavender, happening Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. 


    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.”