Ride the Willapa 2018

Tour scenic western Lewis County from the seat of a bicycle with this event tailored for families on two wheels in the third annual Ride the Willapa, coming June 23-24, 2018!

Ride the Willapa 2018 will bring riders a total of 34 miles in two days with an overnight campout sandwiched between those two days of riding. The 2018 route will take folks from Chehalis to Rainbow Falls State Park and back, and there might even be a longer route for people who want to log some extra miles!

Experience the beauty of the forests, rivers and farmland of quiet rural west Lewis County from a trail that once served as a railroad that a century ago brought passengers and freight through the region. This event is geared for the whole family, and you'll find the trail a peaceful and scenic journey that will leave you wanting to come back and explore it again!

Start from the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis on Saturday morning and make your way along 17 miles of easy-going trail toward Rainbow Falls State Park. Join the overnight campout at the beautiful and peaceful state park, then head back into Chehalis the next morning. It's not just about the ride, either, as events such as the Tour De Farms will give you a chance to hop off the bike and explore several local farms on Saturday just six miles in.

This ride is fully supported with trail monitors along the route, medical support provided by the Lewis County Medical Reserve Corps, and food/water stops sponsored by local community organizations. Bring your luggage and a tent, and volunteers from UPS will truck it on over.

Ride at your own pace, and just enjoy a weekend in the beautiful forests and farmlands of west Lewis County!

Registration will open in early 2018. For detailed information on the ride and its history, visit the Ride the Willapa website.

June 23-24, 2018 from 7:00am-5:00pm

Places to stay nearby

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $98.00

Candalite Mansion

Centralia, North

Centralia Motel 6

Centralia, North
Starting at: $46.00

Centralia Square Grand Ballroom & Hotel

Centralia, North
Starting at: $80.00

Places to eat nearby


1201 Lum Road,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-0663

GG's Teriyaki & Sushi

2501 Haviland St.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-0190

Thai Dish Restaurant

712 Harrison Ave.
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 330-7978

Dairy Dan

1582 S. Market Blvd.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-8381

Jack in the Box

1130 Harirson Ave.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 807-0277

Taqueria Juquilita

917 SW Cascade Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-6020

Casa Ramos

929 Harrison Ave.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 330-2045

La Tarasca

1001 W. Main St.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-7756

Upcoming events in the area

Evergreen Playhouse Presents "Children of Eden"

December 1-17, 2017 from 8:00pm-5:00pm

Southwest Washington Ballet Ensemble Presents The Nutcracker

December 15-17, 2017 from 7:30pm-9:30pm

A Voetberg Family Christmas

December 21-23, 2017 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

36th Annual Lewis County Historical Ride

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:00am