registration for 2021 will be available as soon as possible

Go ahead and mark your calendars and make your room reservations, because the ride will happen on August 1, 2021, but we’re still working on the finer details and not quite ready to start the registration process. Please subscribe to this website for updates. That’s the best way to get the latest information, and we’ll never share or use your contact info for anything except ride-related communication.

a ride like no other

Each year on the first Sunday in August, cyclists have the extraordinary opportunity to ride the iconic Hurricane Ridge road when it is closed to all motor vehicles. Starting at sea level from the Port Angeles City Pier, or from the optional start at the Heart of the Hills ranger station, riders ascend through the Olympic National Park, past old growth fir, distant glaciers, and Alpine Meadows, to the stunning viewpoints of Hurricane Ridge.

For one special morning the road belongs only to the cyclists.

Photo Courtesy of Dan Lau

Photo below courtesy of Robin Hood

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Route Information

Photo Courtesy of Ruth Kuch

Ride The Hurricane is not a race, but a challenging, recreational cycling event that allows participants to climb through the gorgeous vistas of Hurricane Ridge Road in the Olympic National Park, absent of motorized vehicles. The road will be closed to all motorized traffic from 7 am to 12 pm, providing the unique opportunity to enjoy a summertime ride on a closed National Park road.


THE LEGACY ROUTE: This route has a new starting point from the Port Angeles City Pier for a true Sea-level beginning. Registered participants also have the option to park at the Heart of the Hills ranger station at the entrance to Olympic National Park. For more information on the Ride the Hurricane Legacy Routes, click HERE

CENTURY ROUTE (COMING IN 2021): DUE TO COVID 19 WE ARE NOT SUPPORTING THE CENTURY ROUTE, BUT ANTICIPATE OFFERING THIS FULLY SUPPORTED RIDE IN 2021. Next year cyclists will have the option to continue beyond the traditional Legacy Route and tackle the Olympic Discovery Century. This expanded route will combine a mile-high alpine ascent, downhill return, a mile and a half out to sea along Ediz Hook, and the ever-changing scenery of the Olympic Discovery Trail. For more info on this route click  HERE

fully supported aid stations

Registered riders will have plenty of chances to fuel up. We’ll have five aid stations along the route with water and a variety of carb and protein loaded snacks, as well as an Emergency Medical unit on standby along the route. We will also have a refreshment station at the top, along with Imagination to Imagery Photography, for a summit photo (example below) available for purchase.

New this year

Timing System for the AscentOnline Waivers & Registration
Custom RTH Maskas by PrimalGreater variety of Snacks at the Aid Stations
Assigned check in timesNew Waterfront Registration & Finish Line
location at Port Angeles City Pier
Photo Courtesy or Mark Sinnott, Photography by Imagination to Imagery

Photo below courtesy of Louis Carriere

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Thanks for a great event! Mark your Calendars for Sunday, august 1st, 2021

We have a few extra jerseys left for purchase, $60 each includes shipping. Please email <a href=” with the size you’re interested in getting (Men’s/Women’s, size range XS – 3XL) and we’ll let you know if we have any available.

Sunday, August 1ST, 2021


We’re working on the details and we’ll let you know as soon as we’re ready to start registration. This year we’ll have an added Century route along the Olympic Discovery Trail as well! Subscribe to this website to get all the ride updates as we release them.

We still have some maskas left. Email us if you’re interested in purchasing one.

We still have a few 2020 Jerseys left! Email if you’re interested.

We anticipate the registration process to be similar to that of last year. The Olympic National Park limits the number of cyclists who can participate, and Covid 19 has created even more restrictions. Same-day registration will not be available this year so that we can fully prepare for the number of participants, and have enough volunteers in place to keep the event crowd-free. Please note that registration is a two part process of choosing time slot with cyclist information and entry fee, and submitting an online release of liability waiver, which must be completed prior to the ride.

Early Packet pickup for cyclists who register online will be available at the Port Angeles Visitors Center on the Friday and Saturday before the ride. More info soon

Check In Information

Look for more information soon

Advance Check in

We will once again offer advance check in on the Friday and Saturday before the ride. Check back soon for details.

The Port Angeles Visitors Center is located at 121 E. Railroad Ave, Downtown Port Angeles

When you register online, you will also have the opportunity to donate to Washington’s National Park Fund and the Peninsula Trails Coalition

Click on the foundation logos for more information on these fantastic organizations

The Peninsula Trails Coalition helps support the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is an major part of our Century Route

The Washington National Park Fund helps support the Olympic National Park, which provides the stunning backdrop for Ride the Hurricane

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Photo below photo courtesy of Richard Schneider

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We need lots of help to coordinate this event with an abundance of social distancing, for our participants and our volunteers. Come spend the day in a beautiful place and represent Port Angeles at this incredible event. No experience necessary, and it’s a lot of fun! To sign up, or for more information, please click HERE

click here to volunteer

Help support the riders from start to finish, including distanced check in, aid station staffing, cheering for them as they reach the summit, and much more. Come join the team!

Pictures Courtesy of: 1) Mike Moreland 2) Richard Schneider 3) Vollum 4) Cherese Timmer 5) Leslie Robertson 6) Jen Peterson

Photo below by Alex Juan

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a very special ride

Photo Courtesy of Dave Toman (Prototype by Toussaint)
Video by Alex Juan

Photos courtesy of: 1) Julie Hoffman 2) Jeff Scooler 3) Jen Petersen 4) Carl Ringler 5) Dave Logan 6) Ron Eccles 7) Jan Snow 8) Ken Norbe 9) Cherese Timmer

Photo below courtesy of Ron Eccles