Event Category: Signature Events
The Seventh Annual Tour de Lavender, an OPBA-sponsored cycling event, is scheduled for August 3rd, 2019.
Registration is limited to 1,000 riders.
With vistas of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the blue expanse of the Salish Sea, and multi-hued fields of wondrous lavender to roam, the “Tour de Lavender” is more than just a ride, it’s an experience! For the past five years, the Tour (TdL) has given cyclists from beginner to expert the chance to celebrate the stunning beauty of the Olympic Peninsula and enjoy the renowned lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley–“America’s Provence.”
TdL consists of two separate rides: a 62.5 -mile Metric Century for those cyclists looking for a challenge, and a Fun Ride of up to 35 miles for families and those looking for a more casual, relaxed day of riding. Each ride has its own registration fee.
- Metric Century – This classic long-distance ride takes cyclists on a loop route that visits nine lavender farms, traveling the back roads of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, the rolling foothills of the Olympic Mountains to the south, and nearly 30 miles along the scenic, traffic-free Olympic Discovery Trail, a paved, multi-use trail that is the crown jewel of the North Olympic Peninsula’s network of scenic bikeways. The Metric Century course officially opens at 8:00 a.m., and closes at 4:00 p.m.
- Fun Ride – This very special family-friendly loop is designed for people of all ages and abilities. It is a mostly level, easy course that runs along back roads in the valley and parts of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The entire loop is 35 miles and encompasses eight lavender farms, but cyclists can opt for shorter out-and-back treks to selected farms.
This year, it’s one ticket, one price: $60 for adults, 15 for kids 12 and under. You choose which route, MC or Fun Ride, you want to follow when you cross the start line!
Register before 1 May and you’ll get $10 off an adult ticket, $5 off a kid’s ticket.
Proceeds benefit area non-profits including the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Olympic Discovery Trail) and the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association.
Region: NortheastCost: $Host: Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance