Minds and bodies come together at George Washington Inn in mid January and start planning for the upcoming ride, which is scheduled for August 5, 2017. The second weekend of August, known as the Pedal Power Weekend, incorporates both the Tour de Lavender and Ride the Hurricane. Each year feedback is received from the growing number or riders, who love to return and invite their friends to come with them to ride the Olympic Discovery Trail out to the famous lavender farms of the Sequim Valley with additional options for the serious cyclist.
We appreciate your suggestions and try to incorporate as many of them as we can in making an even better experience for the hundreds who now love to experience the Olympic Peninsula in an amazing panorama of snow-capped mountains, blue ocean and hospitable lavender farms. Mark your calendars now, come early and enjoy our million acre national park and let’s experience another great ride out to the farms and up into the hills this summer!
With the ride just days away, we want to take this opportunity to provide you with additional details. Please read this information carefully, and let us know if you have any questions.
- Metric Century Plus (Sequim lavender farms to the Elwha River Bridge) Start Time: 7 AM – Noon (Saturday August 2, 2014 only)
- Family Fun Ride (Sequim lavender farms only) Start Time: 10 AM to 1 PM (Saturday August 2 & Sunday August 3, 2014)
IN CASE OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY – CALL 911
FOR ALL OTHER ASSISTANCE / ISSUES
ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE
CALL: 360-681-7532 (# is on your bib)
(This number will be monitored during the ride and is a direct link to all ride services. Use this number for SAG support, mechanical problems and other assistance)
NOTE: All bibs, caps, t-shirts, water bottles and lavender gifts will be handed out at the START of the ride.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB:
From Hwy 101: Take the Sequim Ave. Exit into Sequim. Continue 3/4 mi. on N. Sequim Ave. Turn left on W. Fir St. The Boys & Girls Club is on your right. Parking is available at the Boys & Girls Club and at the Elementary School next door.
From the Coho Ferry (For ferry passengers only): Watch for a person with a large “Tour de Lavender” sign as you exit the Coho Ferry coming from Victoria. He will direct you across the street to the Port Angeles Transportation Gateway Center (corner of Lincoln St. & Front St.).
NOTE: Both the Metric Century and the Family Fun Ride start in Sequim at the Boys & Girls Club, whereas only the Metric Century has a mid-point entry/finish in Port Angeles for the convenience of those arriving by ferry.
Look for banners. Coffee and munchies available for riders.
The ride is just three weeks away! The bibs have arrived and are waiting for the exciting day to arrive. A host of volunteers are working diligently on their tasks.
Come and ride the Olympic Peninsula Trail and the iconic lavender farms in the picturesque Sequim-Dungeness Valley.
You can win this new Specialized Sirrus bicycle and enjoy a great ride!
Registered riders who visit all 5 sponsoring Lavender Farms during the 2014 Tour de Lavender rides will be entered in a drawing for a new Specialized Sirrus bicycle, provided in part by All Around Bikes
How it works
- Contest is open to registered riders only
- Riders may be registered for either the Metric Century + Ride or Farm Tour
- One Farm Passport per registered rider per event.
- Passport is only good on the day it is issued.
- Passport is good for Saturday and Sunday.
- All farms must be visited by a single registered rider – Passports cannot be shared.
- Riders who visit all 5 farms on either ride on Saturday or Sunday will be entered in the drawing.
- At each farm riders will have their “passport” stamped.
- One winner will be drawn on Sunday Aug 3 at 4:00PM at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club.
- Winner need not be present at the drawing.
- Winner can select a men’s or women’s model bike.
- If a specific size / gender model is not available one will be ordered and may be picked up at a later date. Bicycle must be picked in Sequim.
Register now and save! Click here for registration link.
Tour de Lavender includes options which will appeal to the broadest range of cyclists and their families.
Links to “turn-by-turn” directions:
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The Metric Century Plus Ride is ~71.3 miles in length and has a total elevation gain of <1000’. Also on paved trail and local roads well marked and well supported. There are two relatively short but challenging hills: Bagley Creek E of Port Angeles and Hill St (in Port Angeles) In addition to the support at the farms there is an additional SAG stop at the Port Angeles Transit Center and a Hydration Stop at the Elwha River Bridge (turnaround point).
There is little elevation gain on the Family Fun Ride which is ~34.5 miles long. All on paved trail and local roads. Well marked and well supported: food / beverage available at each farm and the Registration / Start / Finish.
This year we are going to capitalize on the Olympic Peninsula with the ride being extended further out the amazing Olympic Discovery Trail. Enjoy a sampling of the new Elwha River suspension bridge where the western leg of the ride will reach. Port Angeles has a beautiful new downtown waterfront to enjoy as well!
We’ve had numerous requests for transportation back to Kingston on Saturday. We will work with you to make this possible, but we need you to sign up! Here’s the link to request any transportation options that you did not include in your original registration. If you do not make the request prior to the ride on August 3, there is no guarantee that we will have space for you on the bus.