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Ride the Willapa 2019

Growing into an event for cyclists from all over the "Ride the Willapa is back for its fourth year. 

From "Ride the Willapa":

Back for its fourth year, Ride the Willapa is an all-ages and all-levels bike ride in the Chehalis River Valley of southwest Washington state. Providing a beautiful break from city life, Ride the Willapa brings people of all ages and abilities to the verdant Chehalis River Valley for a leisurely-paced bike ride on the Willapa Hills Trail, Washington state’s newest rails-to-trails project.

This year’s route begins at the eastern terminus of the Willapa Hills Trail in historic Chehalis and ends six miles into Pacific County, in the Pluvius Hills. Enjoy up to 62 miles, a metric century, of pure countryside glory!

Experience the ride at your own pace and leisure! The Tour de Farms is also back this year, giving you an opportunity to not just enjoy the beauty of the trail and adjacent scenery, but also to meet our local farmers, visit the baby animals and buy some delicious food!

Make a weekend of this excursion and enjoy overnight camping. Or finish in one day and enjoy some of the arts scene, food and more in the Chehalis and Centralia area.

You’ll want a bike with 700x28c or wider tires…basically anything with thicker tires than a road bike will do alright.

Our 2018 event was our biggest yet, and it brought people from across the Pacific Northwest to see and explore the beauty of the Willapa Hills Trail, which once served as a lumber and passenger railroad in the 19th and 20th centuries!

Registration opens December 1, so get ready!

 For detailed information on the ride and its history, visit the Ride the Willapa website.
 

 

 

June 22-23, 2019 from 7:00am-5:00pm
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Places to stay nearby

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn

Chehalis, North
Starting at: $118.00

Candalite Mansion

Centralia, North

Centralia Motel 6

Centralia, North
Starting at: $46.00

Centralia Square Grand Ballroom & Hotel

Centralia, North
Starting at: $54.00

Places to eat nearby

Bill & Bea's Espresso

1215 Harrison Ave.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9629
Yelp!

Chehalis Deli

355 NW Chehalis Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-6021
Yelp!

Bill & Bea's

1215 Harrison Ave.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-6697
Yelp!

Subway (Ellsbury St.)

910 Ellsbury St.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-5770
Website
Yelp!

Dutch Bros. Coffee

512 Harrison Ave.,
Centralia, WA
(360)669-0639
Website
Yelp!

Berry Fields Cafe

201 S. Pearl St.,
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-1183
Website
Yelp!

Once Upon a Thyme

1090 NW State Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 740-8944
Yelp!

Jack in the Box (Chehalis)

113 Interstate Ave.,
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-6505
Website
Yelp!

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