Ride the Harbor for Health Cycle Event – Saturday, June 12th
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.
While fundraising is not required to participate in our ride, we welcome you to support our cause in all the ways you are comfortable. 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. Participants can register until the week before the event on June 6, 2021.
February 8, 2021
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $30
- Montesano Finish, 17 Miles – $35
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $40
March 8, 2021 Registration increases to
- Elma Finish, 7.5 Miles – $35
- Montesano Finish, 17 Miles – $40
- Westport Finish, 53 Miles – $50
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, one of which is graciously donated for our use by Five Star Automotive. They circulate all over the routes during the day. 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 VFW Memorial 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.
During Registration, riders will be given the opportunity to sign-up for a return shuttle ride back to the starting line in McCleary. 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 the week of 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.
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.
Montesano finishers will be able to check out the Saturday Morning Market vendors in Fleet Park. Our Westport Finish Line Pavilion at the Viewing Tower Park will be well supported by our food service vendors and 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 Montesano and/or the Westport Pavilion after they have checked-out at their finish line. We strive to have a fun celebratory atmosphere while keeping everyone safe and socially distanced in our outdoor area. Please remember to wear your face mask at all appropriate times as per the Grays Harbor County’s Phase 2 Guidelines.
Virtual Rider Option
Register to ride on your own as a virtual rider. Ride anywhere, any way, anytime either indoors or outdoors (while maintaining appropriate social distancing!).
Registration is $30 and covers your rider appreciation package that includes an event shirt, medal, and other sponsor giveaways and prizes!
To raise funds for Summit Pacific Medical Foundation while participating in the virtual ride, (and earn even more Ride Logo Gear), register online and your free personal fundraising page will be created for you. You can register as an individual or as a team to raise funds with your friends and family!
Training and Support
We want to set you up for success and help you reach your Ride goals. Summit Pacific Health Coach, Jarred Hoskison, 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 12th.
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
Fundraising and incentive gift levels are outlined below. These items are not available for individual purchase. To earn incentive prizes, all participants must have reached the their desired fundraising level by May 15th in order for prizes to arrive in time for ride day pick-up. Fundraising is not a requirement for ride participation this year.
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 2022 event! Unlike the early limits on the Incentive gift fundraising totals, you have until the day of the bike ride, June 12th, to add to your total an reach this goal. We can even take donations in person at the finish line in Westport!
Earn more swag the more you fundraise!
T-shirt & Finisher’s Medal
Sock Guy Brand Cycling Socks
(Plus t-shirt and finisher’s medal.)
Ride the Harbor Hat
(Plus t-shirt, finisher’s medal and socks.)
(Plus t-shirt, finisher’s medal, socks and hat.)
(Plus t-shirt, finisher’s medal, socks, hat and zip-up sweatshirt.)
Fundraising Tips and Tools
We want you to 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!
Become a Sponsor or Partner
Talk to us about ways to get involved. Email Foundation@sp-mc.org or call 360-346-2250
2021 Event Sponsors
Starting Line Sponsor
Finish Line Sponsor