Chehalis-Centralia Optimist Club

Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids" and do their part through community service projects. 

It's the 34th Annual

Lewis County Historical Ride!

May 7, 2016


The Lewis County Historical Ride is held annually on the day before Mothers' Day.  The event offers your choice of four loop rides, all beginning and ending at Stan Headwall Park on Rice Road, Chehalis, just  [Bicycles parked at the historic Claquato Church] west of I-5 Exit #76 (Parkland Drive/13th Street).

Each ride offers you leisure time to view the many sites and sounds of rural roads in beautiful Lewis County. You will see herds of cows, perhaps a few llamas, and an ostrich or two. You will also have views of our three volcanos, Mount Adams, Mount Saint Helens, and, the most magestic of all, Mount Rainier. Three of the four routes take in two must-see sites: the Evaline School, a functioning two-room country school house, and the historic Claquato Church. (The 68 and 100 mile rides are good training for anyone planning to participate in the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic in July.)

20 miles - Easy for hard-core riders (and only mildly challenging for those who ride once a year or like yours truly - haven't gotten around to riding since the ground thawed).

                      Two hills, one food stop.

48 miles - A mild ride with two hills and three food stops.

68 miles - Considered a medium ride with a few hills and four food stops.

100 miles - A medium difficulty ride that takes you on some real county side roads.

                   Four food stops.



                                                                                                          Five rest stops: Water/Drink/Food

                                                                                                          Marked courses (Dan Henry system)
                                                                                                          Informational flyers

                                                                                                          SAG wagons

                                                                                                          On-site basic assistance/repairs


Lewis County Ham Radio Volunteers will be available throughout the ride.

All Lewis County Historical Ride participants are required to wear an approved helmet. Eye protection and cycling gloves are strongly recommended. Riders under 18 years of age must have the written approval of a parent or legal guardian. Riders under 16 years of age must be in the company of a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult designated by their parent or legal guardian. Washington State law requires all riders to operate their bicycles in compliance with the Rules of the Road.

Registration Fees