A big THANK YOU! to all our participants in 2017. It was a great experience again this year.
 

June 23rd, 2018

First-timers and old pros, it’s time to get ready to ride! The Longview Rotary Club once again presents Tour de Blast, a bicycle ride into the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone! The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway winds its way up the Toutle Valley into the Mount St. Helens blast zone to the Johnston Ridge Viewpoint. Most of the course is on recently resurfaced highway with wide shoulders and excellent visibility. Fully supported ride with staffed rest areas (food and drink), bike repair, sag wagons and on-course motorcycle aid if things just don’t work out (flats, tired, sasquatch sighting…).

Do you like to have fun?
The TDB is more than fun. It’s funtastic!! With funtastic people like you!
Do you crave adventure?
It’s not crazy, but you could hit 50+ mph if you are.
(this is not a challenge, ride in control)
Do you camp?
We have a Camping option
Do you like to make a difference?
The TDB enables the Rotary Club of Longview to do more good at home and in the world.
Do you STP?
The TDB is a great training opportunity. After you ride the mountain you will be confident to tackle the STP.
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What is Rotary?
Rotary is a service club that comes together to make positive, lasting change in communities. https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary

The TDB is a sensational bucket list ride that you will come back to again and again. It’s just that good.
 

You decide what distance to ride!

Beginner Level:
53K (33-mile) round-trip fun ride to the Hoffstadt Bluffs Rest Area/Viewpoint.
Only 900′ elevation gain.

Intermediate Level:
87K (54-mile) round trip to Elk Rock.
3,300′ vertical gain
Rest Area
Fantastic view of Mt. St. Helen

Advanced Level:
132K (82-mile) round trip to Johnston Ridge viewpoint.
6,240′ vertical gain
Rest Area
Look into the crater!!!
Do you have the gumption?
Bring it!
This is a truly hardcore ride.
Worth every last gasp.

Come join us at

Toutle Lake High School
5050 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649

Starting line opens at 6:30 am

 

Online Registration is now closed but will be online by January 1st, 2018.
Day of ride registration is available at an increased cost.

 

This is an open highway ride.
You MUST have a CPSC, SNELL, ASTM or ANSI approved helmet on or you will NOT be allowed to ride.

Minimal traffic is expected at the time of the ride, but please ride aware and respectfully.

A standards approved helmet is required to ride A standards approved helmet is required to ride

THIS EVENT IS AUTHORIZED UNDER A SPECIAL USE PERMIT ISSUED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE.