Experience a true Cyclists' Weekend! Cycle the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula and tour the world-loved Sequim Lavender Farms on a unique metric century ride. Starting in Kingston in Kitsap County, you will experience rolling hills as you cycle along State Hwy 104 through Port Gamble, a 19th century "Company Town" at the head of Gamble Bay. Cross the spectacular Hood Canal Floating Bridge on the NEW BICYCLE LANES into Jefferson County, and climb up and over the ridge to Discovery Bay and a support rest/food stop. From there, it's an exhilarating ride on rolling hills into Clallam County where you will continue on the famed Olympic Discovery Trail to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Headquarters and the Longhouse food stop in Blyn and then on to the center of Sequim. From there you have three options: end the ride and relax (74 km), complete your Metric Century with a tour of several Lavender Farms, or tour a few more farms and bike past the Olympic Game Farm before returning to Sequim (130 km). Regardless of which ride you select, you will experience a fantastic cycling experience. See the website for additional information.
Registration is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013. The $50 registration fee includes a biking cap (first come, first served based on registration date), water bottle, and lavender gift. Transportation is available for luggage and return to the ferry at an additional cost. This is a supported ride.
A preliminary order of "Inaugural Event" jerseys (men's sizes) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Another order will be placed if we run out or if there is sufficient demand for women's sizes. Be sure to order your jersey when you register for the ride.
Want more? Challenge yourself on Sunday, August 4th, by riding up Hurricane Ridge in the "Ride the Hurricane" event. See the website for details.
Bringing the family? Everyone can participate in the Family Fun Ride on Saturday and/or Sunday. Starting from the Sequim Ride Headquarters, explore the Olympic Discovery Trail, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, and Sequim's world-loved heritage lavender farms. This ride covers up to 35 miles with several options provided. Start time is between 10 a.m. and noon each day. The registration fee of $35 per rider 16 and over includes a t-shirt (first come first served based on registration date), water bottle, lavender gift, and specials on each lavender farm. Children under 16 ride free.
Overnight parking is available in Edmonds at U-Park, 199 Sunset Ave N. This location is 5 block north of the ferry terminal. Contact U-Park at 206-284-9797 or online.
Overnight parking is available in Kingston at the Port of Kingston. The lot is on the right side as you enter the Port. Contact the Port at 360-297-3545 or visit the website.
Transportation Services are available at an additional cost. Please select from the available options in the registration form. Options include:
The deadline for online advance registration is at 9 p.m. Thursday night, August 1. Registrations will still be accepted at the start of the ride on Saturday, August 3 in Kingston.
Sponsored by: Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, Sequim Spoke Folk Cycling Club, Women on Wheels (WOW), Easy Riders, Mike's Bikes, Bike Garage, Olympic Peninsula Visitor's Bureau, City of Port Angeles, City of Sequim.
This is an official Sequim Centennial Event!
Register Now for Tour de Lavender!A portion of the proceeds from the rides will be donated to the Peninsula Trails Coalition in support of the Olympic Discovery Trail.