High Pass Challenge
On Sunday, Sept. 7, 600 riders will embark on a challenging event, leading them through the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest, including the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Starting from Packwood, Washington, cyclists will climb over 7,500 feet in elevation gain over 114 miles. The halfway point is at scenic Windy Ridge, overlooking the Mount St. Helen's blast zone. this event will be timed to the top and results will be posted online post event.
New for 2014 we will offer an additional route that is 61 mile long with 2,000 feet of climbing. This route uses the lower slopes and is very beautiful using the forest roads that are lightly traveled.
Registration is limited to 600 cyclists. Don't delay, register today for the High Pass Challenge, the marquee event of the Cascade Bicycle Club's High Performance Cycling Team.
Medals are awarded at the Finish Line Festival based on how quickly riders make it to the top of Windy Ridge.
This is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth, so enjoy the ride!