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Tour de Whidbey

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SAVE THE DATE! September 20, 2014
Held on beautiful Whidbey Island, Coupeville, WA, US, 98239


  • Check our website for details
  • 10,30,40,50 and 100 mile routes
  • Pancake breakfast & chili feed
  • Breakstations every 12-15 miles
  • Annual fundraiser for Whidbey General Hospital Foundation , proceeds purchase a Breast MRI Scan System
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The fundraising bicycle event, the Tour de Whidbey, will return to the Whidbey Island roads September 20, 2014  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.


  • Bicycle Helmet Safety Check:  Hospital EMT/paramedics will be at both Tour de Whidbey start sites evaluating the safety and fit of riders’ bicycle helmets.  Any helmets that are found to be unsafe will be replaced with a new helmet for free, funded by the Foundation.

  • Adaptive Bike Demonstration:   Hospital rehabilitation therapists will assist anyone experiencing mobility limitations in exploring how an adaptive bike could get them moving again. A fleet of adaptive cycles provided by the Outdoors For All organization will be at the Coupeville start site.

For more information click on our website button or visit us at http://www.tourdewhidbey.com


 

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