Cycling tour will criss-cross Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — Bicycle Rides Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula-wide cycling tour will bring more than 300 riders to the region from Saturday through July 16.

The fully supported event will begin and end in Port Townsend and follow a 435-mile-long out-and-back route that includes overnight stays in Port Townsend, Port Angeles at Salt Creek County Park and Forks. The tour also will visit La Push and the Hoh Rainforest. It will mostly follow the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The Olympic Dreams tour sold out its 300 total rider spots within 24 hours when registration opened in December.

A highlight of this year’s tour will be a free public concert at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Monday, featuring local musicians Kim Trenerry and Jason Mogi of Deadwood Revival. Donations accepted at the concert will serve as a fundraiser for the Olympic Discovery Trail.

One of the principal goals of this BRNW tour is to shine a spotlight on the work the Peninsula Trails Coalition has done in developing the ODT. BRNW has not previously been to the Peninsula in its 35 years of touring, because there had been a lack of safe riding routes for groups.

“The concept of the ODT, and in particular the completion of the Spruce Railroad Trail segment on the north shore of Lake Crescent, has changed the game for cycling groups coming to the Olympic Peninsula,” BRNW Executive Director Jim Moore said. “It’s a world-class resource that allows us to see this incredible landscape in a safe way, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our event.”

BRNW provides community grants to each host community. Grants from this tour will support the ReCyclery in Port Townsend, the PCT/ODT, the Forks Food Bank and other local causes.

People can find the full route and activities at www.tinyurl.com/OlympicTour2022.

More in Sports

Port Angeles pickleballer Steve Bennett achieved a rare feat at the Washington State Senior Games in Lacey last weekend. Bennett won three gold medals in his three pickleball events in the ages 75 to 79 bracket, including mixed doubles with Jane Meadows of Redmond.
AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Port Angeles pickleballer wins three golds at Senior Games

Port Angeles’ Steve Bennett had a productive weekend at the… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Lefties' Golden Tate hits into an RBI double as Bend catcher Isah Burk looks on during a game in June at Port Angeles Civic Field.
PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: Lefties pulled in the fans again this season

Team had a shot at postseason late; several individuals had great seasons

Dick Brown Tournament winners
YOUTH BASEBALL: Port Angeles teams shine at Dick Brown tournament

The 11- and 12-year-old divisions were both won by… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Dan James
Nearly 800 people rode in the Tour de Lavender this weekend in Sequim and Dungeness valleys, with the event expected to raise $20,000 to help main the Olympic Peninsula Trail.
CYCLING: Tour de Lavender returns to pre-pandemic levels

Cyclists returned to pre-pandemic numbers for the Tour de Lavender… Continue reading

More days of recreational shrimping are being added for the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.
(Eric Winther/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
OUTDOORS: Shrimp days added for eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca

With quota remaining in the recreational spot shrimp fishery, state… Continue reading

Port Angeles Lefties
PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: Nanaimo sweeps Lefties to end season

The Port Angeles Lefties completed their season on the… Continue reading

Photo by Sam Nugent
Extreme Slug Racing’s 2022 winner, Big Kahuna, sponsored by Northwest Board Room, pauses for a photo after winning race No. 1 and No. 2 in Saturday’s annual event. The races are held in conjunction with Joyce Daze, with all proceeds benefiting Clallam County Fire district No. 4 in Joyce.
JOYCE DAZE: Big Kahuna dominates the slug races

Big Kahuna, sponsored by Northwest Board Room, outpaced the field… Continue reading

Most Read