First-timers and old pros, it’s time to get ready to ride! The Rotary Club of Longview once again presents Tour de Blast, a bicycle ride into the heart of the Mount St. Helens blast zone! The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway winds its way up the Toutle Valley into the Mount St. Helens blast zone to the Johnston Ridge Viewpoint. Most of the course is on recently resurfaced highway with wide shoulders and excellent visibility. Fully supported ride with staffed rest areas (food and drink), bike repair, sag wagons and on-course motorcycle aid if things just don’t work out (flats, tired, sasquatch sighting…).
The TDB is a sensational bucket list ride that you will come back to again and again. It’s just that good.
53K (33-mile) round-trip fun ride to the Hoffstadt Bluffs Rest Area/Viewpoint.
Only 900′ elevation gain.
87K (54-mile) round trip to Elk Rock.
3,300′ vertical gain
Fantastic view of Mt. St. Helen
132K (82-mile) round trip to Johnston Ridge viewpoint.
6,240′ vertical gain
Look into the crater!!!
Do you have the gumption?
This is a truly hardcore ride.
Worth every last gasp.
Toutle Lake High School
5050 Spirit Lake Hwy
Toutle, WA 98649
Starting line opens at 6:30 am
This is an open highway ride.
You MUST have a CPSC, SNELL, ASTM or ANSI approved helmet on or you will NOT be allowed to ride.
Minimal traffic is expected at the time of the ride, but please ride aware and respectfully.
For more information:
Mail: Tour de Blast
P.O. Box 1105
Longview, WA 98632