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Northwest Tandem Rally 2023

Fri May 26 - Mon May 29 Sequim, WA 98382 US Directions

Unsupported Rides

Here are some ride ideas for Friday or Monday if you are hangin' around!

Spruce Railroad Trail / West End ODT (39 miles round trip) 

(39 miles *or turnaround anywhere as this is an out-and-back route)

RideWithGPS Map Link

This is a long drive (1 hour from Sequim). Click here for Google Maps link to trailhead parking.

But TOTALLY WORTH the drive. You will start out inside Olympic National Park along the pristine Lake Crescent. You will pass through two historic restored railroad tunnels (bring a light!) and then west of the lake you will enter into Olympic National Forest, eventually crossing the Sol Duc River and ending at the farthest west terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Note: The first mile of this ride (by the trailhead) is quite busy with other bikes and pedestrians, but after the first mile there are fewer people and then virtually nobody as you go farther and farther west. 

  • You do not need a park pass for this ride, there is no entry booth to get to the trailhead.
  • There is a vault toilet at the trailhead, one at the turnaround, and one portable toilet about halfway in between.
  • There is no food or water on this route - bring everything that you need!


Hurricane Ridge

⚠️ UPDATE 5/15/23:  Hurricane Ridge Road is closed (including to bicycles) until further notice. The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center burned to the ground on Sunday, May 7th. Due to ongoing fire investigations and the presence of hazardous materials, Hurricane Ridge Road is closed until further notice.  All other areas of Olympic National Park are OPEN.

Port Townsend / Chimacum (35 miles)

We recommend riding to lunch in Port Townsend, then visiting Finnriver Cidery in Chimicum after the ride!

RideWithGPS Map link

Ferry to Victoria, bike for lunch in Sidney (35 miles round trip)

If you are feeling ambitious, and efficient, this is doable!

Regional Parks and Trails Map

First you will need to catch the Coho Ferry from downtown Port Angeles. Use this link for Black Ball Ferry Line to get their schedule. It is a 90 minute crossing, and there is an extra fee for your bike.

From the Blackball Ferry, turn left onto Belleville Street, then left onto Government Street. Then another left onto Wharf St., and onto the bike path at the Johnson Street Bridge. Turn right almost immediately past the bridge onto Harbour Road, following the trail along the water, onto Galloping Goose Trail. Follow the path until you reach the split for Selkirk Trestle bridge, crossing over it to remain on Galloping Goose Trail. At the Switch Bridge the Lochside Regional Trail starts, so you can choose to bike the Galloping Goose Trail or the Lochside Trail at this split. The total distance to this point is just over 3 miles. From this point to Sidney is another 14 miles.  RideWithGPS map of Lochside Regional Trail from this point.


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