High Pass Challenge
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
2016 Ride Information
Due to the increased number of rides in September, we are keeping HPC on the last Monday in August. For 2016 the date is Monday, Aug. 29. The 600 riders on HPC 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 8,200 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.
We will offer an additional route that is 61 miles 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!