32nd Annual Tulip Pedal Set for April 20th in La Conner

Adventures-NW-Tulip-Pedal-Skagit1 The 32nd Skagit County’s Annual Tulip Pedal is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 in La Conner, WA.

Tulip Pedal offers three rides – a 20-mile course around the tulip fields between Mount Vernon and La Conner, as well as 40- and 60-mile courses that begin and end at La Conner Middle School. The courses take riders through the spectacularly colorful tulip fields that make the Skagit Valley famous and past breathtaking views of Samish and Padilla bays, Mount Baker and the Cascade foothills. The 60-mile course incorporates elements of the 20- and 40-mile rides, but offers a swing around Fir Island, too!

Tulip Pedal Fun
Tulip Pedal Fun

Riders will get receive tri-fold maps of the courses. A large map will be on display to show an overview of the route. Colored arrows will mark the courses.

Rest areas are located throughout the course at McLean Road Fire Department (all courses), Edison Fire Department (60-mile course) and Conway Fire Department (40-and 60-mile courses).

Since 1982, the Tulip Pedal has drawn thousands of cyclists from all over North America to raise money for various non-profit organizations in Skagit County. Since 2003, Skagit County Medic One has been the primary beneficiary, and since 2009, the ride has been the sole fundraiser for Safe Kids Skagit County.

Riders will receive a free racing beanie (limited number), a tulip from Washington Bulb Company, snacks at the registration area and rest stops, water, and a whole lot of fun!

Register at active.com or by calling 360-428-3230 and 360-428-3236.

Yellow fields: daffodils brighten spring in the Skagit Valley, followed by tulips.
Yellow fields: daffodils brighten spring in the Skagit Valley, followed by tulips.

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