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Can you handle the Hurricane?

Unique opportunity to experience Washington’s most scenic bike ride and toughest hill climb on closed roads on Sunday August 7th 2022. Limited Places! Climbers apply within!

This is your opportunity to ride the iconic Hurricane Ridge road when it is closed to all motor vehicles.

The 14th Annual Ride the Hurricane starts from sea level at Port Angeles City Pier, cyclists climb 1 mile high through the Olympic National Park, past old-growth evergreen trees, distant glaciers, and Alpine meadows, to the stunning viewpoints of Hurricane Ridge after 20 miles with most of the route closed to motor vehicles!

You are encouraged to go at your own pace and ability, as this is a challenging ride with a maximum grade of 11.2% and 5,374 feet of climbing.

The Hurricane Ridge Road will be closed to cars from 7am to noon on Sunday, August 7th allowing participants to immerse themselves in nature and the incredible views that open up the higher you climb.

For one special morning the road belongs only to cyclists!

Washington’s Toughest and Most Scenic Cycle Climb returns Sunday August 1st

Once you’re at the top you can stop, catch your breath, and admire one the most scenic views in North America!

You’ll be rewarded with a thrilling downhill, returning back down the mountain, using the incredibly scenic Hurricane Ridge Road.

Fully Supported

The event includes 5 aid stations with food and water with a variety of snacks approximately every 4 miles and mechanical support with an Emergency Medical Unit on standby. There are portable toilets along the route too.

Advance Check-in on Friday & Saturday before the ride will allow you to pick up your ride armband and purchased jerseys on Friday & Saturday before the ride. This will allow you to skip check-in on ride day and head up the mountain whenever you wish. There is FREE Parking at the start/finish location.

Celebrate at the top and at the After-Party!

There will be professional photographers at the summit and along the route, and a Leaderboard Challenge (using Strava) for the ascent.

Celebrate your achievements at the after-party at Port Angeles City Pier, featuring local delicacies & Brew. This year features a taco bar from Little Devil’s Lunchbox, and Craft Local Beer from Barhop Brewery!

Gourmet Truffles are back!

Due to demand! The highly-coveted hand-dipped chocolate truffles at aid stations along the route, are back, as well as at the after-party!


Hotel reservations can be difficult to secure during this time of year in Port Angeles, so participants are highly encouraged to make reservations early.  Hotels near to the ride start and finish at Port Angeles City Pier, include Red Lion Hotel, Port Angeles Inn, and Quality Inn Uptown.

We recommend making hotel reservations as soon as can if you think you may come for the ride. You can always cancel if you don’t come. Accommodations for that weekend sell out every year!

2022 Ride Jersey!   

This year’s Ride the Hurricane Jersey is inspired by our unique, one-of-kind ride from the edge of Port Angeles Harbor to the summit of Hurricane Ridge. We wanted to capture the dramatic extremes of the route, from the saltwater’s edge up into the sweeping Mountains of the Olympic National Park.

You can purchase the jersey here or buy one during registration. The jersey is a Primal Sport Cut, sizes here.

You can purchase a jersey during the registration process, but you must do so by Wed. June 22 in order to have your jersey here for the ride.  Jersey’s ordered after June 22 will be mailed to you.

Limited Places so Register NOW!

The Olympic National Park limits the number of cyclists allowed in the park, and the ride will sell out in advance.

For more information, please visit: or click the button below to register.

Please note that e-Bikes are not allowed due to local permit laws.

Benefitting the Washington State National Parks

Your efforts are not in vain as the ride raises funds to care for the Parks and Trails that you’ll cycle through.

Beneficiaries of Ride the Hurricane include the Washington State National Parks Fund (supporting Olympic National Park) and the Peninsula Trails Coalition (supporting the Olympic Discovery Trail).

Come away knowing you conquered one of the USA’s top hill climbs, arguably one of the most scenic bike rides in the world and raised vital funds too!

2022 Ride the Hurricane Photo Gallery