Thanks to everyone who joined us for Ride the Hurricane in 2021

Click here to view and purchase pics from the 2021 ride.

Send us your pics!

We’d love to feature some of your personal pictures from the ride on our website. We’ll choose one to be the bib backdrop for next year, and that lucky photographer will get a free, advance entry into next year’s ride! Send your best photos to

Photo Courtesy of Stella Loichot

Ride the Hurricane is not a race, but a challenging, athletic hill climb starting on the shores of the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Participants ride at their own pace, through the spectacular vistas of the iconic Hurricane Ridge road, which is closed to all motor vehicles during the event. Cyclists ascend the Olympic Mountains into the incomparable beauty of Olympic National Park, winding through alpine meadows and old growth forest, until finally reaching the top. This challenging, athletic accomplishment is rewarded with summit views of distant glaciers, the wild Olympic Mountain range, and Mount Olympus itself.

Check back here for open registration in April

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Route Information

Photo Courtesy of Ruth Kuch

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

THE ROUTE | The route begins from the Port Angeles City Pier for a true Sea-level beginning. Please time your departure from the pier in order to leave yourself plenty of time to make it up and then back down off the ridge road by noon when it opens to motor vehicle traffic. For more information on the Ride the Hurricane Legacy Route, click The Legacy Route

Photo below courtesy of Louis Carriere

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Registration for 2022

Planning ahead for next year

look for Registration to open in february 2022!

Ride the Hurricane is a challenging hill climb, and we recommend that only skilled and trained cyclists with experience at this level of performance attempt the ride.

This event gives cyclists the opportunity to dig deep and find the strength and stamina to power their way up to the summit of Hurricane ridge. the reward for achieving this amazing goal is not only the unparalleled views at the top, but also the pride of achieving this remarkable athletic accomplishment. 2022 will be on Sunday, August 7th.

  • Don’t wait to register when it opens! We had over 200 people on the waiting list for 2021, and many were not able to participate because they waited too long to register. The Olympic National Park limits the number of cyclists we can have for the event, so be sure to secure your spot as soon as you can.
  • Subscribe to updates for this website in order to be notified when registration opens for next year. Scroll down and enter your email. We’ll never spam or share your information.
  • MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS! We recommend making hotel reservations as soon as can if you think you may possibly travel here for next year’s ride. You can always cancel if you don’t come. Accommodations for that weekend sell out every year!
  • If you can’t ride, consider volunteering! Whether you’re a local or you’re accompanying someone here who is doing the ride, volunteering is a great way to be a very fun part of the event.

2022 ride the hurricane

Register for Ride the hurricane 2022 will open in february

PLEASE NOTE: Ride the Hurricane is a unique opportunity for cyclists to climb the hill without having to share the road with faster and more powerful vehicles. Our permit to hold the ride in the Olympic National Park prohibits motorized vehicles of any kind on the road to Hurricane Ridge between 7am and noon, except in cases of emergency. Beginning in 2022 these requirements will be strictly enforced. As a result we can no longer allow motorized bikes of any kind to participate in the ride

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Photo below photo courtesy of Richard Schneider

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Our cyclists depend on our volunteers, and this is one of the most fun volunteer gigs you’ll ever do. Help support the cyclists before, during, and after the ride. And you’ll get to attend the After Party at City Pier!

Help support the riders from start to finish. Help check them in, staff an aid station, cheer 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

These are pictures that our participants have submitted of past rides. To view and purchase professional photos, or for jersey purchases, please visit the After the Ride page!

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) Cherese Timmer

Photo below courtesy of Ron Eccles