Olympic Discovery Century (coming in 2021)

Photo courtesy of Matt Christie

Due to covid 19 we will not be supporting the century route this year, but we expect to have the fully supported route in 2021

This is the ultimate Olympic Peninsula ride, offering 100 miles of the world’s most beautiful scenery. This route will take you a mile and a half out into the Straits of Juan de Fuca, as well as a mile high into the Olympic mountains, for an elevation gain of 5240 feet. After achieving the summit, you’ll descend from Hurricane Ridge and head back down to the water to follow the Olympic Discovery Trail, a stunning route of incomparable Northwest beauty. You’ll ride west toward the Elwha river, and cross the double-decker bridge near the site of the largest dam removal in history. Then you’ll turn east to follow the Waterfront Trail along the edge of Port Angeles harbor. The route will take you past the meadows and lavender fields of Dungeness, until finally you’ll finally turn west again to end your ride at the Port Angeles City Pier.

Participants in the Century Ride will receive an exclusive armband to designate them as Century cyclists, which will give them access to the all of the aid stations along the route. In addition to the aid stations along the Legacy route, the Century will have aid stations approximately every 8-10 miles along the Discovery Trail. The route will be marked with ample signage, and staffed with volunteers to lend assistance if needed.

Photo courtesy of Jen Petersen

To view a map FROM RIDE WITH GPS of the century route, or to download it to your device , please click here

Please note that minor changes to the route might be necessary, but we’ll let you know if that happens. Please be sure to check here for an updated version before the ride.

Photos courtesy or 1) Tom Robertson 2) Dave Nicholson 3) Heidi Austin 4) Dave Toman