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High Pass Challenge 2017

The High Pass Challenge is an epic bicycling journey from Packwood to Windy Ridge and back, covering more than 7,500 feet of elevation gain along U.S. Highway 12 and Forest Service roads leading to Mount St. Helens.

The Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club has hosted this event since 2007, giving serious cyclists a great chance to get a century ride in — 104 miles, to be exact — and climb some seriously high elevation.

The route begins and ends in Packwood. Organizers have set up the route to be an out-and-back ride, meaning the road back to Packwood will simply be the reverse of the way one came.

Find out more information at Cascade Bicycle Club's High Pass Challenge website. Registration is $80 for non-Cascade members and $70 for Cascade members.

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00am
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Places to stay nearby

Adytum Sanctuary

Mossyrock, East
Starting at: $195.00

Almost Paradise

Ashford, East
Starting at: $175.00

Alpine Retreat

Packwood, East
Starting at: $110.00

Bear Lodge

Packwood, East

Places to eat nearby

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

2719 U.S. Highway 12,
Silver Creek, WA 98585
(360) 985-8888
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Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-0073
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Pizza Girl

1772 State Route 508,
Onalaska, WA 98570
(360) 978-4848
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Wells' Winery

140 Eschaton Road
Onalaska, WA 98570
(360) 978-6254
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Birchfield Winery

921 Middle Fork Road,
Onalaska, WA 98570
(360) 978-6176
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Goat Mountain Coffee Roaster & Bakery

105 Main St. East,
Packwood, WA
(360) 494-5600
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Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368
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Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356
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Upcoming events in the area

Fire Mountain Arts Council Presents "Bah, Humbug!"

December 1-9, 2017 from 7:00pm-4:00pm

Christmas in the Mountains

December 6-9, 2017 from 10:00am-9:00pm

Festival of Trees at the BCJ Gallery

December 6-9, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm

76th Morton Loggers Jubilee

August 9-12, 2018 from 8:00pm-3:00pm