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    Ride Around Washington?

    Anyone planning on the Ride Around Washington in early August? I'm from New Jersey, I've never been to Washington, and I'd be interested in finding out a bit more about what I'm getting into.

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    Jeeez, that looks like a great ride, beautiful route. Plus, August is the driest time of year, so you have a high probability of perfect weather. I may sign up for that one too, wow!
    You have a layover day in Port Angeles, so you can do a ride up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, OR, you could get up and walk onto the first sailing of the Coho Ferry to Victoria BC for the day and take the afternoon trip back. Victoria is a beautiful city and the ferry docks right downtown.
    https://cohoferry.com/The-Route

    I definitely give this ride the thumbs up, way up.
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    I can't improve on Shifty's comment except to say if you do take the Ferry to Victoria ( excellent suggestion ) you will need either a passport, or enhanced drivers license to enter Canada. The ride up to Hurricane Ridge is fantastic, but steep. If memory serves it's around a 5000' elevation gain, but worth the effort in nice weather, which is what you may expect in August. I think you can expect some traffic along highway 101 and as well the ride along the Columbia River in August. Oh and the section running along Crescent Lake will take you close to the Sol Duc hot springs, you may find that interesting, but likely crowed. If you have time for a diversion, consider a side trip to La Push, the very short hike to what they refer to as beach 2 is worth it, quite rugged and quiet. It is like anything else, the more time you have , the more you'll see and enjoy. Enjoy

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    I have just looked at the link you provided. Is this an organized ride ? You'll be in good hands, again, enjoy.

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    I have ridden the Olympic Peninsula several times. I have ridden Port Townsend/Sequim/Port Angeles/Neah Bay. Also down the east side of the peninsula along the Hood Canal. Also spent some time out around the Quinalt Reservation (your Amanda Park stop). I would say that you should expect to be on 2 lane roads where the traffic (+RVs & trucks) is traveling 50+mph. The shoulder spacing should be adequate for most of the miles, although the fully loaded logging trucks can be intimidating for some. Past Forks, WA the traffic drops significantly. Make sure your tires are durable given typical road debris.

    It's gorgeous - I'll look for pics to post.
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    Can't find all the pics but here are a few. These totems are out near Neah Bay and not on your specific route. You will also likely get some views of our "working forests"; recent clearcut isn't pretty.

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    Thanks, all! I am very much looking forward to this!
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    That would be an epic ride!
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