Ride the Harbor for Health Cycle Event – Saturday, June 25th
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.
If you would like to learn more, volunteer to help or join our cause, please contact us at 360-346-2250 or email Foundation@sp-mc.org.
Ride Details – Click Below
Starting Line Location
100 3rd Street
McCleary, WA 98557
The first heat of riders will begin at 7 AM after some brief announcements.
(Please Note: Route subject to change.)
Registration Pricing Timeline
Each person that registers before May 30, 2021, 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 30, 2022.
If you would like to request a scholarship for your ride registration, please contact Foundation Director, Emily Dillingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.346.2250. Limited scholarships available.
From Now Until October 31, 2021 – Early Bird
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $50 ($100 minimum fundraising)
- McCleary/Elma Loop, 15 Miles – $50 ($150 minimum fundraising)
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $50 ($200 minimum fundraising)
November 1, 2021 Until January 14th, 2022 – Registration Increase
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $60 ($100 minimum fundraising)
- McCleary/Elma Loop, 15 Miles – $60 ($150 minimum fundraising)
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $60 ($200 minimum fundraising)
After January 14th, 2022 – Full Price
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $75 ($100 minimum fundraising)
- McCleary/Elma Loop, 15 Miles – $75 ($150 minimum fundraising)
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $75 ($200 minimum fundraising)
Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?
The minimum fundraising requirement for participants who register for the Ride the Harbor is determined by the length of the ride you choose; $200 per person for 53 mile riders, $150 per person for 15 mile riders, and $100 per person for 7 mile riders.
Fundraising minimums must be raised by June 30th, 2022. Any balance due at that time will be charged to the credit card submitted during registration.
This is a new requirement, and we want to make sure every rider can reach their goals. We will be sending out tips and ideas that will help everyone meet their minimums and go above and beyond to earn other ride incentive prizes. (Scroll down to learn more.) Get a head start by downloading our Fundraising Toolkit
If you’re still feeling unsure, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Morning Temperature Checks:
As you arrive in the morning to the starting line at your designated time (details sent out closer to event date), we ask that you check-in to the Health Screening Tent first and have your temperature checked by our medical staff. We also will have you sign the COVID symptom attestation form, confirming your health to participate in the event on that day. Masks should be worn by everyone at all times, except during the active competition. Hand sanitizing equipment will be available at the registration tables and volunteers will be wearing gloves and masks.
We have 3 full-size vans, equiped 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 tuneups/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.
Shuttle registration will be available closer to the ride, once we have a schedule posted. Questions about shuttle needs are included in registration to help determine need and is not considered official shuttle registration. Bikes will be shuttled back in a different vehicle, but will be at the starting line for when you arrive. Shuttle schedule will be available a month before the ride.
What safety measures are you taking during Ride Weekend in response to COVID-19?
The Foundation team is working hard under the guidance of medical experts from the Summit Pacific Medical Center, to refine our safety protocols to protect participants to the best of our ability. Planned preventative measures include:
- Increased number of hand washing and hand sanitizer stations at all venues.
- Social distancing measures will be implemented at all locations, including starting spot.
- At this time, participants should assume that face masks will be required at all Ride the Harbor starts, rest stops and finishes. Riders should also wear a face mask while receiving assistance from fellow Riders, Event Volunteers, or support vehicles while on the road.
- All meals, snacks and beverages will be prepackaged, grab-and-go varieties.
- Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitization of all high-touch surfaces at rest stops and venues.
- Ratio of high-need amenities (i.e. restrooms, first aid stations) to number of participants at all venues will be increased to allow more social distancing while approaching these areas, and more time between participant use for cleaning and sanitation.
Shuttles and Transportation
Will there be transportation available for Riders?
The Foundation Team is considering transportation options with health and safety at the forefront of these decisions and will have more information in the coming months. At this time, the plan is to offer shuttles back to the starting line, but times and seats may be limited. As we work out these details, 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.