20 October 2008

Hurricane Ridge Ride

The road to Hurricane Ridge was finally opened to bicycles this weekend after many months of road construction. A small group of Port Townsend and Camano island folks made their way to the Heart of the Hills Visitor Center to start the pilgrimage. Weather was brisk, slightly cloudy and the road was perfectly smooth from the gate entrance to the top. What a day!

Park at the Heart of the Hills Visitor Center (bathrooms and water) and ride 5 miles (chipseal and loose road edges) to the entrance gate. It costs $5 for a bike and rider unless you have a annual park pass. From there it's about 13 miles to the Ridge on perfect pavement. The Hurricane Ridge shop and store are closed this time of year, but there's bathrooms and water at the top. The road surface is brand spanking new...hopefully it survives the winter!