RACC is the largest cycling event in southwest Washington
This submission comes to us from the Vancouver Bicycle Club, organizers of Ride Around Clark County (RACC).
Using past years as a guide, many area cyclists are expected for the 30th annual Ride Around Clark County (RACC) to be held Saturday, May 4th. RACC is the largest cycling event in Southwest Washington, with riders from age four to 70-plus pedaling through some of Clark County’s most scenic country.
Routes are clearly marked and riders are encouraged to ride at their own pace with a choice of four routes: 18, 34, 65, and 100-mile loops. Restrooms, first aid, food, and beverages are available at three rest stops and the start and finish points. Mechanics will be on hand for minor repairs.
Riders can sign up online at www.vbc-usa.com or at the ride starting point. The ride begins at Clark College from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m. The RACC draws cyclists from Seattle to Salem because it’s an affordable, appealing event for both serious cyclists and families looking for a weekend adventure. Entry fees range from $15 to $35, depending on the distance chosen. Pre-register online by April 29th and save $5 per ride on all routes. Vancouver Bicycle Club (VBC) members also receive a discount. Children 12 and under ride free when riding the 18-mile loop with a paid adult.
The Vancouver Bicycle Club, a volunteer-run non-profit with approximately 640 members, has been organizing this event for over a quarter of a century. In addition to hosting the RACC, the club also offers many smaller daily and weekly rides each month for cyclists of all ages and ability levels. In May, for example, over 30 volunteer-led rides will be offered at no cost to participants.
“The Vancouver Bicycle Club welcomes cycling enthusiasts of all ability levels,” said Dennis Johnson, President of the Club. “Our mission is to promote cycling, educate, and encourage safe riding.” In keeping with that mission, $1 from every RACC registration will go to help four regional cycling-related charities and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation, primarily to promote bicycle safety and awareness.
Vancouver Bicycle Club thanks the following for their assistance with RACC: City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, City of Camas, Clark County, and Washington State Department of Transportation. Mechanical Support will be provided by: River City Bicycles, Bad Boyz Bicycles, and Camas Bike & Sport.
Learn more about Ride Around Clark County here.
The Vancouver Bicycle Club supports Washington Bikes’s advocacy work with a contribution from this ride.