Tour de Whidbey
Held on beautiful Whidbey Island, Coupeville, WA, US, 98239 | Directions
The fundraising bicycle event, the Tour de Whidbey, will return to the Whidbey Island roads September 19, 2015 Registration will open February 1, 2014.
Join 500 riders from all over the US and Canada for the second decade of this incredibly scenic, rider-friendly event.
Proceeds of the ride are dedicated to the purchase of patient care equipment for Whidbey General Hospital. For 2014, a Breast MRI Scan System.
The Tour de Whidbey is a community event supported by over 100 local community volunteers. Volunteers support riders with a pancake breakfast at the Greenbank Farm, well-supported rest stops every 15-20 miles, and an after-ride chili feed at the Greenbank and Coupeville starting/ending sites. The Island County Amateur Radio Club and the local Island Wings motorcycle group provide roving route support and ongoing radio communication. The experienced bicyclists of the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club mark Tour routes to ensure clear navigation for riders. Other community volunteers place signs along all the routes advising motorists that bicyclists will be out in unusually high numbers so motorists will pay particular attention to bicyclists this day.
Riders have their choice of 10, 30, 40, 50 and 100 mile routes. The routes have been selected to showcase the beauty and varied terrain of Whidbey Island, with routes passing through all of the communities on the island from Oak Harbor to Langley. The 100 mile Century ride is considered one of the most challenging in the State. The shorter 30-50 mile routes are perfect for intermediate riders, offering the same incredibly scenic Whidbey Island vistas with less elevation change. The 10 mile ride is virtually flat, moving along country roads across Ebey’s Prairie with views of Admiralty Inlet, the Keystone ferry landing, working farms and the Olympic Mountains. It is an ideal ride for beginners and families with children. The Tour de Whidbey also sponsors two community service activities the day of the ride. These are free and open to all.
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