Hurricane Ridge Road Bike

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My stats for August ride: note; speed limit is 35 MPH

My stats for August ride: note; speed limit is 35 MPH

Featuring a 4800 foot climb to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park (from the visitor center), this longish crank will reward the rider with the same descent over 17 miles. In this updated version filmed in August 2019, my particular trip started and ended at a hotel in Port Angeles for a 40 mile RT with 5400 feet of climb. I started early on the climb and was able to depart the Hurricane Ridge visitor center (5240’) at 9:30 AM. The rider should consider traffic, especially during the summer. Despite being a weekday, on my descent the uphill traffic was getting thick and there were numerous bike riders on the way up. My early start enabled basically a downhill traffic free experience (I was passed by 3 cars over the entire distance). My previous video was filmed on a September afternoon during the week and was also essentially traffic free. Although there is one flattish section before the entrance kiosk, the rider can expect to maintain speed the entire distance, with the steepest grade the first 5 miles ascending from the ONP visitor center to the entrance kiosk. Filmed with a shoulder mounted GoPro Hero 7 Black in 2.7K. This is one long hill and a Washington bike classic climb; enjoy!