Well, we are "locals" who live in Hoquiam, about a 2 hour drive from Port Angeles, in Grays Harbor. We camped at Elwha River RV Park last late winter/early spring and went snow shoeing up on the Ridge. The cool thing about Hurricane Ridge is you can just about see down to the Straits from up there. Within a few minutes you can be up on the ridge, then down on the beach. Now, we both have a history with cycling, but we are well into middle age and would find the climb to be...well... Lascauxcaveman, what exactly do you mean by a tweed ride? And for those who plan on climbing it for fun and recreation, power on dude!