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Date: Apr 29, 2023
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Join us for the

2023 Tour de Lopez, April 29!

We regret to inform you that registration for the 17 th annual Tour de Lopez is now closed. We have reached our maximum capacity and are unable to accept any further registrations. We appreciate your interest in our event and hope that you will consider joining us next year. Thank you for your understanding.

Join us for the 17th Annual “Tour de Lopez”. This is a great eco-friendly, family event - come for the day or come for the weekend. It's a non-competitive rural road tour with marked short and long routes (3.1, 5, 10, 18 and 31 miles), on public county roads through the scenic landscape of Lopez. Registration includes the Saturday ride, 3 refueling rest areas with yummy treats, a wonderful plastic-free buffet lunch, live music and a beer garden highlighting our local brewery. Be sure to register early as this is typically a sell-out event with limited registration. WSDOT Ferry system is providing 4 days of free parking for the event so make sure and take advantage of this gas-saving opportunity!


A big Thank You to San Juan County Parks, Recreation, & Fair Department for co-producing the 2023 Tour de Lopez!

The tour routes are marked with our unique recycled bicycles - designated rest areas have water, snacks and restrooms. The lunch is served from 11:30am-2:30pm at Bargreen’s field next to the Blue Heron Bistro. For those on a day trip, the ride back to the ferry landing is about 4.5 miles from the Village.

FAQs:

  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No minimum age - the whole family is welcome. Participants under 18 will need their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
  • What's the refund policy? Life gets in the way of even the best laid plans. Refunds are available up to April 12th in the event if you have to cancel because of a change of plans, illness or injury. However, this event goes on rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather or ferry cancellations.
  • How do I get to Lopez? Washington State Ferries is the place to start. Reservations for ferry travel with a vehicle are recommended for this event. Reservation space is released in tiers. Typically, two months before the start of the season, one-third of reservations for all sailings for the entire season are released. Two weeks before any sailing date another one-third is released, and two days before any sailing date the final one-third is released. A total of 90 percent of vehicle spaces on each sailing will be available for reservations. Space is always released at 7:00am. The spring schedule begins Sunday March 26.Check here to see if any spaces are available at this time. The next opportunity for more spaces to be available for April 29 will be April 15 and April 27 at 7:00am. There are no reservations available for departing Lopez Island.
  • Can I register the day of the event? We regret to inform you that registration for the 17 th annual Tour de Lopez is now closed. We have reached our maximum capacity and are unable to accept any further registrations. We appreciate your interest in our event and hope that you will consider joining us next year. Thank you for your understanding.

Feel free to contact our office if you have questions or need assistance in understanding the ferry reservation system.
360-468-4664; lopezchamber@lopezisland.com

Hope to see you in April!!!





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After you register there are a few things you should be looking at.

Accommodations: Rentals fill up fast over this weekend. Please check out some options on the Lopez Chamber web site.


Camping: at Odlin County Park, you can make online reservations at www.sanjuanco.com/parks .

Ferry Reservations: If you're arriving by car it's best that you reserve a spot on the ferry. The spring schedule begins Sunday March 26. Check here www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries to see if any spaces are available at this time. The next opportunity for more available spaces will be 2 weeks and 2 days prior to the sailing date you want, starting at 7AM those days. That means additional spaces for April 29 will become available April 15 and April 27 at 7:00am. There are no reservations available for departing Lopez Island.

Unscheduled Ferry Stop on Lopez April 29th: The Washington State Ferries have agreed to make an unscheduled stop on Lopez on the 7:30AM ferry bound for Orcas. If you wish to make a reservation for this unscheduled stop, you need to make a reservation from Anacortes to Orcas on the 7:30AM sailing. When you arrive in Anacortes, with your reservation in hand, identify yourself to the ticket seller as a Tour de Lopez participant, be charged the fare to Lopez, and staged in the appropriate lane for the Lopez unscheduled stop.

Free Parking in Anacortes: Washington State Ferries will be providing free parking at the Anacortes Terminal, Thursday - Sunday, for registered participants wanting to leave their car on the mainland. We will send the necessary Parking Pass to display in your car window in early April.

Island Transportation: Shuttle Service through San Juan Transit will be available to and from Lopez Ferry Terminal on Saturday, April 29.




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A Big Thanks to our Sponsors!

Supporting Sponsors
*JAS Design Build, INC. *Sunset Builder’s Supply
*Island Creative Design *Lopez Swim Center
*Lopez Community Land Trust *Lopez Island Grange
*Lopez Island Creamery *Lopez School District
*Sean & Bob O’Connell *Steve Hill
*Adventure Terra/Tree Climbing on Lopez
*Island Air Ambulance *Paper Scissors on the Rock
*Transition Lopez Island *Lopez Community Land Trust
* Lopez Island Grange




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