Lots of work and planning have gone into the exciting summer ride to 8 wonderful lavender farms in the Sequim Valley on Saturday, August 5, 2017! Volunteers will be staffed at each of these farms with their “SAG stops” providing all the help and food to meet any cyclist’s need. The ride will be lots of fun for all levels of cyclists. Come and experience the “sweetest ride in the Pacific Northwest” now in its 5th season!
Here are the eight farms that will be participating in 2017:
A drawing was held at the close of the ride to qualified participants who completed visits to the five member farms of this non-profit association, dedicated to maintaining the region’s agricultural legacy and is a significant contributor to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley agri-tourism industry.
The 2nd annual Tour de Lavender™ was a great success with 232 riders who participated in both the Metric Century and Family Fun Rides. A big thanks to all the riders and volunteers who came to ride and participate! So many happy cyclists added to the beautiful weather to make the weekend such a delight to all who had a part. A donation of $5 per registered Metric Century rider will be given to the Olympic Trails Coalition which helps to make the Olympic Discovery Trail a great recreational link on the Olympic Peninsula.
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.
The free 2014 Northwest Tour Guide is coming soon! The “Closer Look” sections highlight selected events and will include Tour de Lavender this year.
Discover the world-loved lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and ride the scenic Olympic Discovery Trail along the Port Angeles waterfront and out to the new suspension Elwha River Bike Bridge. The Tour de Lavender includes options which will appeal to the broadest range of cyclists and their families. Plan to take advantage of this Pedal Power weekend that includes the mile high ride up into the Olympic Mountains!
Make it a full weekend of cycling fun. There are lots of overnight lodging options available to you and your family. Summer is at its best and you won’t want to miss out on the Olympic Peninsula’s incredible mountain and ocean vistas. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Tour de Lavender includes options which will appeal to the broadest range of cyclists and their families. In addition to a Metric Century, there will be other options (20-40 miles) and a Family Fun Ride. The two day “Pedal Power Weekend” includes “Ride the Hurricane” which allows cyclists to have the famed Hurricane Ridge Road up into the Olympic National Park all to themselves and free of vehicles from 7AM to Noon on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
The rides are taking shape. Here’s the big loop around the farms. The only serious elevation is cycling clockwise on the southern loop that takes in a short uphill stint on Olson Road, but then it’s pretty much downhill on Hooker Road. Most serious cyclists welcome the challenge, however.