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Gravel Unravel: Bon Jon Pass Out
Sat June 18
This endurance cycling event is designed for those who wish to challenge their physical abilities to the maximum while enjoying the lushness of Olympic National Forest. There are 3 races in the series located around the entire Olympic Peninsula – Hoh River area (Pacific Coast), Sol Duc River area, and Bon Jon Pass in Quilcene. Participants can ride short (25-35 miles), medium (45-55 miles), or long (65-80 miles) distances on a combination of paved and unpaved surfaces, while enjoying towering evergreens and vivid green moss and ferns. There are both competitive and non-competitive Gran Fondo style divisions, all are welcome to give the Gravel Unravel a try on their own terms. All participants will receive food and a free beer after the event. A portion of event proceeds will support local non-profit organizations.
About The Bon Jon Pass Out
The village of Quilcene is perfectly placed at the base of the Olympic Mountains, and along Quilcene Bay. This town is synonymous with hospitality, and especially welcoming are the great folks at Worthington Park, where we will be based for the day.
After leaving Worthington Park, riders head for their first challenge – Bon Jon Pass. Luckily July is when the wild rhododendrons are in full bloom. Spotlighted against the deep green background of the forest, the blooms are sure to brighten up what might seem like an endless ascent. After Bon Jon Pass, enjoy the views and ridges, returning via Lords Lake Loop. Well, except the long course riders – they get to climb Bon Jon again!