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Spring 600K (ACP)

Registration opens Wednesday, May 4 at 12:01 AM (Pacific Time).
To register online: sign in to your SIR member account. Don't have one? Create one. It's free!
Once you login the Register button will be visible on the right side of this page (or bottom for mobile browsers).
  • Advance registration is required — we cannot accommodate same-day registration.
  • Membership: All riders must have current RUSA and SIR memberships (you'll enter your RUSA number during registration). Don't have a RUSA membership? Join here (or renew if your RUSA membership has expired). Allow a few days in advance for RUSA verification.
  • Online registration is open until Wednesday, June 1 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Ride cost is $45 paid online at the time of registration.
Registration has closed for this event. We cannot accommodate same-day registration at this time.


The online registration includes signing a responsibility waiver using the same SmartWaiver system used for RUSA Permanents.

YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED WAIVER IN ORDER TO START THE RIDE



Please see the SIR Pandemic Plan for our COVID-19 protocols. These protocols apply to this event and future rides for an indefinite time period.


Description


The Olympic Peninsula Spin circumnavigates the most northwestern mass of land in our state. Resplendent with mountain ranges and beautiful waters, hence we sometimes refer to it as the Watery 600K. A popular route in the past, this year it is on steroids with more gravel, a near complete ride around Lake Quinault, increased use of the Olympic Discovery trail instead of Hwy 101, and routing inland at the Hoh rainforest to avoid more Hwy 101.

From the start at the Southworth Ferry Terminal we ride through farms and bucolic rollers heading west and south to Belfair. At Belfair (services) we catch Hood Canal and climb out at Union to Shelton (services) and on to Matlock (services) our first control. Riding west past Matlock we use the gravel surface of Cougar Smith road to connect to the Wynoochee Valley Road that gets us to Wishkah. At Wishkah we turn north to catch the 101 first to Humptulips (services) and then Lake Quinault (services) where we ride off road again to the next control. We come back out of the lake and continue north on the Hwy 101 to the Hoh Rainforest, avoiding the bustle of the weekend Hwy 101 by moving further inland on very quiet roads. The route also avoids Queets and Kalaloch, returning to Hwy 101 to get to the vampire town of Forks. This is the longest stretch without services but the blood suckers won’t want your blood for the lactic acid.

Historically fast riders have gone out to La Push (the next control) then returning to Forks for sleep. This only adds a few extra miles, but La Push is beautiful and worth seeing in daylight. Most will sleep in Forks and head to La Push (services) in the morning light.

After Forks and La Push it’s back on 101 and the Olympic Discovery Trail to Crescent Lake where we turn north to the control at Joyce (services). Now we continue East to Port Angeles (services), and then to the control at Sequim (services). Here we turn south through Discovery Bay to cross the Hood Canal Bridge and then through Port Gamble back to Bainbridge. The finish control will be in a hotel room near the ferry terminal.

Logistics


The first ferry leaves the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal (West Seattle) at 05:10 AM. A 50 minute crossing time leads to a ride start at 06:15 AM.

Parking is available at the Southwest Spokane Street Park & Ride. The support vehicle will be at the Park & Ride to collect drop bags. The support vehicle will depart the Park & Ride at 04:30 AM, so ensure you are there with enough time to hand off your drop bag.

If you choose to not take the ferry, please meet the support vehicle at the Southworth Ferry Terminal (scheduled arrival 06:00 AM) to hand off your drop bag.

All bikes and riders MUST pass a safety inspection (lights, reflective gear, etc). Most inspections will take place on the ferry ride. Riders who choose to meet the support vehicle at the start will have their inspection there after the ferry arrives.

There is some gravel; 28mm tires and above recommended.

The overnight control is at the Forks Motel, but there are other options in the area. Riders are responsible for making their own overnight accomodations. If you choose to stay elsewhere (or ride-through) you MUST still check-in at the overnight control.

The finish control is at the Quality Inn & Suites Bainbridge Island.

Note: The last ferry departs Bainbridge Island at 01:25 AM on June 6th. The finish control officially closes at 10:15 PM, but please make arrangements if you don’t think you can catch this boat. The next available ferry departs Bainbridge Island at 04:45 AM.

Biking directions from the Southwest Spokane Street Park & Ride to the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal.
Biking directions from the Seattle Ferry Terminal to the Southwest Spokane Street Park & Ride.

Route and Cuesheet


https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39223768 [PRELIMINARY]

Note: Printed cuesheets will not be available at the start. You may choose to print your own. To print the cuesheet from the route page, click the More button, then select Print Cuesheet.
When:
Saturday, June 4, 2022, 6:15 AM until Sunday, June 5, 2022
Where:
Southworth Ferry Terminal
11564 SE State Highway 160
Southworth, WA   9
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Vincent Muoneke
Category:
2022 Brevet Schedule
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
For all SIR events you must have front and rear lights, a reflective vest, and reflective ankle bands. Be prepared to show these to the ride organizer at the start. Your lights should be on during any low-light conditions (rain storms, night, tunnels).

You must read and agree to a waiver before beginning the ride, and you must turn in your signed brevet card at the end of the ride. If you will not finish, contact the organizer using the phone number on the control card.
$45.00