Big Hurt Road Bike

Course Description

The course is 30 miles with a cumulative elevation gain of 2,100 feet. The ride visits some of the scenic landscapes of Clallam County, including the Elwha River, Freshwater Bay, and the rural roads of Eden Valley and Dan Kelly.

Detailed Directions
Cyclist Competency

The bike racer must be capable of racing/riding on public roads that are open to motor vehicles. The racer is responsible for knowing the course. There are minimal signs and no mileage markers on the course.

Assistance along the course is not allowed. There will be a mechanic available at the start line for any last minute emergencies (emergencies only please, have your bike maintained and ready before the race!). There will be water and a restroom available at the turnaround at Freshwater Bay. There are no other services provided along the course. The racer should start with sufficient water and food for the entire course. The bike racer is responsible for providing a safe bicycle. The racer should be able to repair flat tires without outside assistance.

Drop-Off and Staging

Road cyclists can drop off their bicycles at Hollywood Beach between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Cyclists will be directed to the staging area near the beach.

Equipment And Safety Rules

Helmets are mandatory. Bikes must be in good condition. Recumbent bicycles are not allowed except for handicapped racers (request approval prior to registration). Motorized bikes of any nature are not allowed. Bicyclists may not receive assistance or spare parts from anyone after starting the race.

All of the roads will be open to normal public use. Traffic control will be in place in the downtown area, but outside of downtown, all regular rules of the road apply and cyclists are expected to follow all normal traffic rules. Failure to follow Rules of the Road may result in disqualification from the race. There are hazards along the route including narrow shoulders, truck traffic, dogs, etc. Pay attention out there!

No ear buds, earphones, or anything else that would limit hearing can be used during this or any leg of The Big Hurt.


Spectators can observe the race from the turnaround point at Freshwater Bay County Park and along Oak Street at the Waterfront Park.

Road Bike Rental/Service/Parts
Big Hurt Sponsors

Port Angeles
(360) 457-1240

Port Angeles (Service Only)
(360) 504-2040
Additional Options