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Ride The Hurricane

Ride The Hurricane

August 05 2018
Port Angeles, Washington, USA

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 two options as to where they can start; either at the entrance gate by Heart Of The Hills Campground for a 24 mile round trip or from the base of the lower ridge road which is 36 miles round trip. 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 either 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.

New This year is a third ride option for riders that want to ride from sea level to the Hurrican 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.

Ride The Hurricane

Routes: 24, 36, 41 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)


What's Included?

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 after the event. 

Packet Pickups

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.#

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 gear transported to the Peninsula College registration.

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Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: 121 E. Railroad Ave Port Angeles WA. 98362
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Aug 05 2018 - EVENT: Ride The Hurricane