More than just a ride, it’s an experience!
This year’s Tour de Lavender™: Saturday, August 4, 2018
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.”
TdL consists of two separate rides: a 62.5 -mile Metric Century for those cyclists looking for a challenge, and a Fun Ride of up to 35 miles for families and those looking for a more casual, relaxed day of riding. The fee for either ride is $60, with a $10 discount if you register prior to July 1st.
- Metric Century – This classic long-distance ride takes cyclists on a loop route that visits nine lavender farms, traveling the back roads of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, the rolling foothills of the Olympic Mountains to the south, and nearly 30 miles along the scenic, traffic-free Olympic Discovery Trail, a paved, multi-use trail that is the crown jewel of the North Olympic Peninsula’s network of scenic bikeways. The Metric Century course officially opens at 8:00 a.m., and closes at 4:00 p.m. Metric Century registration fee: $60 per person*.
- Fun Ride – This very special family-friendly loop is designed for people of all ages and abilities. It is a mostly level, easy course that runs along back roads in the valley and parts of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The entire loop is 35 miles and encompasses eight lavender farms, but cyclists can opt for shorter out-and-back treks to selected farms. Fun ride online registration: $60 per person.
- Children under 12: $15*.
*Register before 1 July, and get $10 off adult fee, $5 off children fee.
Sponsored by the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association in partnership with local cycling groups, the Tour de Lavender seeks to promote awareness and appreciation of the unique beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and the world-class lavender farms in the Sequim Dungeness Valley. TdL has become the premier regional cycling event for riders from beginner to expert, and a way to experience the whole new world of cycling adventure on the Olympic Peninsula. Over the past five years, the Tour has donated more than $20,000 to support the building and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail, and the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance (OPBA)’s programs to promote cycle safety, education, and training, and to make the entire region cyclist-friendly.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2871, Sequim, Washington 98382
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