Beginning and ending in Packwood, Wash, the loop is a strenuous and beautiful mountain ride that climbs over Independence Pass, winds past scenic Spirit Lake, and peaks at Windy Ridge Viewpoint in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument area.
Registration is capped at 600 riders and all riders have to complete the ride within the 10-hour ride limit.
Go for the Gold!
In addition to bragging rights, finishers will receive a gold, silver or bronze ribbon based on their finish. The time to beat is 5 hours and 29 minutes, which was the time of the fastest rider in 2011.
Food, fun and views
The High Pass Challenge follows a challenging but spectacular route. Your view from the handlebars will reveal incredible vistas of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and of course, of Mt. St. Helens.
When: Sunday, September 9. Start line open from 7 – 8 a.m. Course closes at 5 p.m.
Where: Start & finish line is located at Homestead Camping Site on Huntington Road in Packwood, WA
Registration: Register online at shop.cascade.org/open_events. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Sept. 5. Cost is $80. There are only 600 spots and NO day-of registration so register today!