Ride the Harbor Cycling Event – Saturday, June 17th
Join us for a scenic, fun, charity ride through beautiful Grays Harbor County. You’ll ride through forests, farmlands, over rivers and hills, and finish by the spectacular Pacific Ocean.
Our mission for this event is to provide Grays Harbor County an opportunity to get active in a safe and supportive way. This one-day cycling event is the perfect ride with a team or as a personal challenge and is open to ages 16 and up, with three separate lengths for beginners to pros. This is NOT a timed event, so we encourage you to challenge yourself to a distance that makes sense for you and demonstrates your commitment to helping build the healthiest community in the Nation, right here in Grays Harbor.
Money raised from fundraising efforts and registration fees go towards supporting Summit Pacific Medical Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. This year, the Summit Pacific Medical Foundation aims to raise funds through sponsorship and donations to be used to improve rural healthcare in Grays Harbor Public Hospital District #1. All proceeds benefit Summit Pacific the Medical Center and our healthcare clinics through the purchase of equipment, facility upgrades and funding for staff and patient education programs.
Ride Details – Click Below
Starting Line Location
100 3rd Street
McCleary, WA 98557
The first heat of riders will begin at 7 a.m. after some brief announcements.
(Please Note: Route subject to change.)
- March 31st – Early bird pricing for registration ends.
- May 15th – Last day to order SWAG to have it in time for the ride.
- May 31th – Registration closes.
- June 17th – Event day!
- June 30th – ALL Fundraising donations due.
- July 14th – Last day to Order 2023 Ride SWAG
Each person that registers before May 31, 2023, will receive an event short-sleeve t-shirt and race medallion. If you register after this date, then we cannot guarantee these items. Registration closes May 31th, 2023.
If you would like to request a scholarship for your ride registration, please contact our Foundation Director at email@example.com or call 360.346.2250. Limited scholarships available.
From Now Until March 31, 2023 – Early Bird
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $39
- McCleary Finish, 15 Miles – $65
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $85
April 1, 2023 Until May 31, 2023 – Full Price
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $50
- McCleary Finish, 15 Miles – $75
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $99
We have 3 full-size vans, equipped with tire pump, patches and extra tubes as available. We also suggest building your own emergency supply kit. They circulate all over the routes during the day, but they are not an escort. We try to coordinate placement of the SAG vehicles and time their routes with where the majority of the riders are but sometimes unfortunately, despite our best efforts, riders do have to wait for rescue. If you find yourself in such a situation, please just sit tight and trust that support will be with you shortly. Waiting for support is fine, but it’s also helpful to know how to change your own inner tube in case of a flat and to be somewhat self-reliant in this regard.
Depending on the route, (please consult the map for your route) you will find fully stocked rest stops approximately every 15 – 20 miles. At the rest stops you will find water, electrolyte drink, bananas, food bars, PB&J’s, with some salty chips at the Montesano Fleet Park and Cosmopolis Lions Park rest stops.
Porta Potties and Restrooms:
At the starting line and each of the finish lines, (Beerbower Park in McCleary; SPMC Wellness Center in Elma; Fleet Park in Montesano; Viewing Tower in Westport), there will be fully stocked and maintained restrooms. Additional Porta Potties will be available at the Starting line and Finish Lines, placed near the public restrooms. Out on the courses, you will find Porta Potties or bathrooms at each rest stop.
Bike mechanical services:
We have enjoyed the support of Buck’s Bike Shops during our first year and now again this year. He will have a booth present early in the morning at Beerbower Park for any last-minute tune-ups/unexpected crises. He will also have a booth at the finish line and a mechanic located at the midpoint of the longest route. In addition, the SAG drivers have some basic repair tools and are prepared to help you with tire flats or other minor repairs.
Will there be transportation available for riders?
Shuttles will be available on a limited basis for riders. Shuttle tickets are $10 and each cyclist will need their own ticket. Ticket fees go towards vehicle rental and fuel expenses. Purchase tickets in the PRODUCTS section of registration.
If you are not sure what time you will finish your ride, we recommend securing a mode of transportation that will be available at your finish destination after you complete your route.
Having organized athletic events for a few years, we have found that regardless of rain on the day, invariably things work out well to the benefit of the athletes. Unless we have unsafe conditions like the air quality issues we had late last August, due to unprecedented wildfires last year, the ride will go on. Our volunteers still come out and staff all the necessary rest stops, our SAG drivers are committed to helping in whatever way they can, and the rides still depart at their appointed times.
Rest assured, regardless of the forecast, the Tour de Wellness will go forward and we urge you to come and enjoy the day with us. If riding in the rain is simply not your thing but you have raised funds, please come down and drop off any remaining donations, pick up your ride tee shirt and other earned incentives, and please still avail yourself of the ample options of food and drink that we will have available around noontime.
Most often, those who choose to soldier on find that riding in the face of adversity provides them with a more fulfilling experience and certainly epic stories to tell.
Finish Line Festivities:
Depending on your chosen route/distance, there will be different activities available to you. Once you have completed your ride and stopped in at your finish line’s check-out, please plan on hanging around the venue to pick up some refreshments.
Our Westport Finish Line Pavilion will be located at the Viewing Tower Park near the jetty. You will find a variety of food options from local businesses, a selection of beverages and electrolyte drinks in addition to water. We invite Elma Finishers to stop by the the Westport Pavilion after they have checked-out at their finish line, listen to some music and visit our vendor booths.
There’s Great Benefits to Joining a Team!
We recommend riding with a team! Riding with a group can help motivate you to get out, log more miles, build friendships and can also help you be seen by drivers. Learning from the more experienced riders can help you build confidence, learn about proper gear, and can push you to become a stronger rider overall, not to mention you can save between 20-40% of your energy drafting in a group!
BEFORE YOU BEGIN:
Before creating a new team, check to see if your team exists already, or if you already know the team captain, ask them to send you the code for joining their team. (Not all teams require a code to join.)
If you create a new team, you automatically become the default Team Captain. The team captain has the choice of allowing anyone from the public to join the team or to add an access code to limit who may join.
Teams consist of FIVE riders, and once the five registrant limit is met, all riders will receive the group discount.
Teams between five and nine riders will receive $9.00 off their registration price, and groups of 10 or more will receive an additional $2.00 off for a total discount of $11.00 off their registration!
Learn more here: TEAM BENEFITS & CAPTAIN GUIDE
Your Donations Make a Difference
All proceeds from such fundraising activities benefit the medical center and our healthcare clinics through the purchase of equipment, facility upgrades, student scholarships and funding for staff and patient education programs. You create hope, healing and compassion for all and enable world-class healthcare, right here in Grays Harbor and all those served by our hospital and clinics.
Your fundraising efforts support your neighbors, friends and family by funding vital programs and improving services that meet our community’s health needs now and in the future.
Earn New Fundraiser Badges!
Each badge will be automatically added on your fundraising page and available as bib magnets, stickers, patches and more!
Looking for ways to fundraise or need some inspiration? Download our Fundraising Toolkit to get started!
Training and Support
We want to set you up for success and help you reach your Ride goals. Summit Pacific’s Health Coach has created a training plan for everyone, regardless of the distance you plan to ride, so that you can be at your peak performance come June 25th.
The guide is free and requires no login to view and download.
Looking for a supportive group of riders to plan so training rides with? Join our free STRAVA group and keep track of your activity, make new friends and plan a training ride!
Fundraising Incentive Gifts
Want to earn cool event gear?
To earn incentive prizes, all participants must have reached their fundraising goals by May 15th in order for prizes to arrive in time for ride day pick-up. Fundraising is optional, but encouraged to earn incentive prizes and ride SWAG. After registration you will receive an email with more information and access to your personal fundraising portal. Our 2023 incentive prizes will be updated shortly.
Earn swag the more you fundraise!
TOP FUNDRAISER PRIZE:
This year’s Top Fundraiser will earn a hotel stay at the Finish Line or Starting Line (winner’s choice) for the 2024 event! Unlike the early limits on the Incentive gift fundraising totals, you have until the day of the bike ride, June 17th, to add to your total an reach this goal. We can even take donations in person at the finish lines in Westport and McCleary!
Fundraising Tips and Tools
We want to help you succeed and have put together some tools and tips for how to reach your fundraising goals. Download our kit and contact us for help making your FUNdraising more FUN! We will also have some exciting and friendly challenges where you can earn exclusive prizes through our social media.
Become a Sponsor or Partner
2023 Event Sponsors
Starting Line Sponsor