• Ride The Hurricane


    BlackBall Ferry Line presents:

    Ride The Hurricane

    2017 Ride:

    August 6, 2017

    Click Here For 2016 Ride The Hurricane Photos!

     An information packet for our 2017 event will be available by Spring 2017

    The recreational cycling event using Olympic National Park
    in Port Angeles, Washington.

    Additional Major Sponsorship Provided By:

    7 Cedars Casino

    '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.
    This event is a crown jewel for the PA Chamber! Can't wait! Thank you!' - ML

    Information from the 2016 Ride

    Registration: Riders can register between 10AM and 4PM Friday Aug 5 and Saturday Aug 6 at the Port Angeles Visitor Center located at 121 E. Railroad Ave. Day of Registration will open at 6AM Sunday morning at the Peninsula College Parking lot.

    Vancouver Island Registration:  For our Vancouver Island guests, there will be registration on the 6:10AM Victoria departure of the Coho Ferry Sunday morning. This will allow cyclists to proceed directly to the ridge road without stopping at Peninsula College. The event will have a shuttle meet the ferry in Port Angeles for any riders that would like to have their gear transported to the Peninsula College registration.  Also, we have partnered with Black Ball Ferry Line to provide a discount package deal for riders coming over on the ferry from Vancouver -- you can purchase your Ride the Hurricane Registration and Roundtrip Ferry Ticket with Bicycle for a reduced price!  See details here:

    Hurricane Ridge Road closed for cyclists from:  7:00 AM - 12:00 PM road opens to the public at noon and all event participants are encouraged to be off the road at that time.

    Event Description:  This unique event allows cyclists to have the famed Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road all to themselves and free of vehicles from 7am-noon.  This is not a race but a recreational ride open to all abilities and age.

    Riders will have three options as to where they can start; at the entrance gate by Heart Of The Hills Campground for a 24 mile round trip, from the base of the lower ridge road which is 36 miles round trip or from sea level. The 24 mile round trip starts at roughly 1100 feet, and the 36 mile RT starts at 700 and the summit is at 5200’.  Registration for all ride option opens at 6AM at the Peninsula College parking lot. (Follow the signs) Riders may start the longer ride from the Peninsula College parking lot using the lower ridge road after registration, but the Heart Of The Hills access gate to the upper section of the Hurricane Ridge Road will not open until 7AM at which point all riders can proceed. FYI all riders must show the official event wrist band in order to proceed past Heart Of The Hills.

    Your third ride option for riders that want to ride from sea level to the Hurricane Ridge summit of 5200’. This additional portion will start at Peninsula College, then heads down Ennis Street to the former Rayonier Mill site where you can access the Olympic Discovery Trail. Take the ODT trail to Francis Street Park then head up Francis St. two blocks and turn left on Georgiana. Take Georgiana one block and turn right on Race Street and continue on Race to Hurricane Ridge. This additional portion will add 5 miles

    The lower ridge road is not closed to traffic so please ride single file and be mindful of vehicles. The Ridge Road from the entrance station will be closed to vehicles except for a few event support vehicles so please be aware. Remember riders will be coming down at speed so it is important to ride in the right lane both going up and coming down.  The ridge road will open to traffic at noon so all event riders need to be off the road by this time.

    An informal after ride party will take place from 10AM until 1PM at the Peninsula College parking lot and all riders are encouraged to stop by.

    The event will supply 5 aid stations which will have water and snacks available along with portable toilets. The Summit House will be open and snacks and beverages will be available. Celebratory “I made it to the top” photos will also be taken and available on line at the Chamber's Facebook page and as a quality print after the event.

    PreRegistration Cost is a very reasonable $40. All riders are required to sign a waiver (follow link for waiver) and all riders must wear a cycling helmet. Signed waiver can be mailed or emailed to director@portangeles.org or bring it to registration.  Vancouver Island riders can purchase a package deal that includes roundtrip ferry for themselves and their bikes for $79 (US) per rider.

    Wrist Bands: The event uses wrist bands to identify a registered rider. This year many businesses are offering discounts and added value items to the Ride The Hurricane participants as a thank you for visiting Port Angeles and being part of the event. A list of the participating businesses will be available at the registration locations.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Black Ball Ferry Line M.V. Coho

    7 Cedars Casino

    First Federal Bank


    Therapeutic Associates

    American Philanthropic, LLC

    Olympic Springs Water

    Olympic Peninsula YMCA

    Sound Bikes & Kayaks

    The Bike Garage

    Brown's Outdoor

    Sound Community Bank


    2016 Date/Time Information Sunday - August 7, 2016 - 6AM- 12Noon

    Contact Information: director@portangeles.org

    To register simply click on the "Pay Now" button below, or CLICK HERE, and fill in the information for the amount of riders you are registering. Or you can email director@portangeles.org with rider information and send a check $40 per rider to Ride The Hurricane 121 E. Railroad Ave Port Angeles WA. 98362.

    Vancouver Island riders click HERE if you are interested in the package deal for savings that includes ferry fare for you and your bicycle.

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    Click Here For 2016 Ride The Hurricane Photos!

    Clich Here for an Awesome 2014 Video by Tony Russell


    The professional, celebratory photo taken of you at the top of Hurricane Ridge as you completed the ride will be also available to you in the highest of quality prints and enlargements!! 


    Top Of The Hill Hospitality Provided By:Aramark


    Water Provided By: Olympic Springs

    After Ride Party Provided By:

    Therapeutic Associates

    American Philanthropic, LLC

    American Philanthropic, LLC

    If you would like to make a weekend of Olympic Peninsula cycling click here to learn about Tour de Lavender happening August 5th 2017.

    Tour de Lavender ~ August 5, 2017

    Tour de Lavender
    Celebrate the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula on the “Tour de Lavender™” and cycle around to enjoy the world-loved lavender farms in the Sequim Dungeness Valley. Tour de Lavender™ includes two events for appeal to the broadest range of cyclists and their families.