PIERCE COUNTY — There are just four days left to pre-register for the annual Tour de Pierce summer bicycle ride through central Pierce County.
The ride begins in Puyallup at the Gold parking lot of the Washington State Fairgrounds and winds through Puyallup, Sumner and adjacent farm lands. Riders can also take advantage of a mid-course rest stop offering light refreshments and restrooms.
“The 24th annual Tour de Pierce bike ride helps to promote bicycle awareness and safety along with fitness and fun,” said Cara Cross, recreation supervisor with Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation Services division. “Come rain or shine, we’ll be enjoying a day of fresh air in the Pacific Northwest and it’s all for a good cause, so I encourage everyone to sign up today before registration prices go up Saturday.”
Riders can download and submit registration forms from Pierce County’s website, or they can be mailed to Tour de Pierce, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA 98375. Race fees prior to June 13 are:
- $14 per person ($18 day of)
- $42 per family of four ($54 day of)
- $11 each additional family rider ($14 day of)
- $18 per t-shirt ($25 day of)
- Groups of 12 or more must pre-register together by June 13. The cost is $10 per person.
Tour de Pierce riders are required to wear CPSC approved helmets. Cross says the route will be clearly marked and riders will receive a map of the course the day of the ride. Registration on ride day is open from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and includes refreshments and a number bib. Proceeds fund low-cost recreation programs for youth and families in Pierce County.