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Crescent Beach 300K Brevet (ACP) 8/4/2018

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Kingston to Crescent Beach and back! Take the ferry to Kingston for this meandering ride along the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula to Crescent lake. Enjoy many miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail, touch salt water at  Crescent Beach, and climb (just) a few kilometers of gravel to the route's highest point before a ripping descent on Hurricane Ridge Road.

Ride Summary:

This brevet is mainly an out-and-back with a loop west of Port Angeles. The route starts with a bucolic meander on Sawdust and Big Valley Roads. We cross the Hood Canal Bridge and soon leave the highway for quiet Larsen Lake and Eaglemount Roads. From Discovery Bay the route uses the several segments of tranquil Old Gardiner Rd wherever possible. In Blyn  we pick up the Olympic Discovery Trail, remaining on it for many of the miles to the Elwha River, where we cross on the trail's unique bike bridge. After touching salt water at Crescent Beach the route climbs over the hills to Crescent Lake. Returning to Port Angeles we climb a few kilometers of gravel on Little River Rd to the route's high point, then enjoy a ripping descent on Hurricane Ridge Rd into Port Angeles. The return route largely retraces the outbound route. In Blyn we use the pedestrian tunnel under US-101 to cross to the eastbound side of 101, and stay on 101 instead of making left turns to Old Gardiner Rd. The route finishes at the hotel at The Point Casino.

It is five miles back to the Kingston ferry terminal. The last ferry to Edmonds typically leaves at midnight. Riders anticipating requiring more than 17 hours should reserve a room at the casino or make other arrangements.

This brevet will have very little SIR support. There are plenty of stores and restaurants along much of the route. After Blyn (or Discovery Bay for faster riders) there are no services.

Organizers:

Bill Gobie

Date: Aug 4 2018

06:30 (subject to change when the summer ferry schedule is published)

Start Location: Starbucks
8196 Hwy 104
Kingston, WA

(2.7 miles from the Kingston ferry dock)
End Location:

The Point Casino
7989 NE Salish Ln
Kingston, WA

(5 miles from the Kingston ferry dock)

Directions: It is five miles back to the Kingston ferry terminal. The last ferry to Edmonds typically leaves at midnight. Riders anticipating requiring more than 17 hours should reserve a room at the casino or make other arrangements.
Registration:

Check back for preregistration details closer to event date.

Cue Sheet: Coming soon!
Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26796229 (subject to edits before the event date)
 

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