2017 was a great ride!

Tour de Lavender Welcome Center
2017 Tour de Lavender Ride HQ (Photo credit: Garland Frankfurth)

Another record number of riders….

There were 428 registered riders for the 2017 Tour de Lavender, and that’s a 34% increase over the previous year! The ride benefits cycling on the Olympic Peninsula and also helps to sustain the iconic Sequim lavender farms that make it possible.

“What a beautiful way to showcase the people of this event. Great volunteers and hosts. The scenery is a bonus.” — Rosanna

Tour de Lavender riders at Washington Lavender Farm (Photo credit: Leslie Mundy)
2017 Tour de Lavender riders at Washington Lavender Farm (Photo credit: Leslie Mundy)

We didn’t have the typical blue skies and gorgeous views all around because of the smoke and haze generated by wildfires in British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Still, the warm hospitality of our farm owners, their staff, and the people of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley in general made for yet another truly memorable event.

 “I strongly recommend the Tour de Lavender. It’s a great course, beautiful ride, and fun event. The course was well manned and help was a phone call away if needed. The farms were lovely and offered great snacks, beverages and goodies. Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable. I strongly encourage this ride to others. I will definitely do this again next year. I cannot thank all the volunteers enough for making this event a success. Your support on the course yesterday provided me a peace of mind and comfort.” — Aimee

Looking ahead to 2018….

Next year promises to our biggest, “bestest” ever and we hope that everyone who was with us for the 2017 Tour de Lavender comes back to experience this unique event in 2018.  Bring your friends and family as well, and share the fun!

I’m in for next year!!!” –Brianna

We hope you are as well.

Mark your calendar for August 4, 2018!

Bicycle in lavender (Photo credit: Leslie Mundy)
Bicycle in lavender (Photo credit: Leslie Mundy)