Lots of new info for RTH!

PLEASE NOTE: Ride the Hurricane has a new check in location and start this year. It will not be at Peninsula College. Check in is at Port Angeles City Pier, from 6 am to 11:30 pm. There will not be check in available at Heart of the Hills so if you’re planning to start there you’ll need to check in at the city pier during your assigned check in window, and then drive up to HOH. Even better, pick up your ride materials on Friday or Saturday and go straight to your ride start on event day. If you’re checking in on the day of the ride, please come within the 30 minute window you selected when you registered. We encourage as many of you as possible to take advantage of early check in either tomorrow, (Friday, July 31) or Saturday, August 31st. We’ll be there from 9 am until 7 pm both days so that as many people as possible can check in early and just start the ride independently on Sunday without having to check in at all. You can start from the city pier, from the Heart of the Hills ranger station at the park entrance, or anywhere else along the way. Just be sure to put on your wristband, which you’ll receive in your registration packet when you check in.

If you can’t be here yourself to check in on Friday or Saturday but you know someone who can, please use the contact form to email permission for them to pick up your packet. Also, if you’re staying at a hotel in Port Angeles send us an email using the contact form and we might be able to drop off your packet at your hotel on Saturday. We encourage everyone to get their ride materials in advance to limit the number of people who will be at ride day registration.

We also have expanded parking options, with the bus transit lanes at the Gateway Center directly across from the Visitors Center now open for parking. Parking at the transit lanes and also at Heart of the Hills is first come, first serve. But remember, if you’ve checked in and already have your wristband you can park and start anywhere you’d like. Most people will start at either the city pier or the Heart of the Hills station, but there are plenty of other places to park along the route.

Please review all the information on this website thoroughly, and help us to make this a safe and healthy event. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate that we can have outdoor recreation events like this, and we need your help to do that.

Photo Courtesy of Julie Hoffman

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