Safe Kids/Group Health Tulip Pedal
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Send in registration to:
c/o Safe Kids Skagit-Island
2911 E. College Way, Suite C
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-428-3230 and 360-428-3236
815 Cyclists attended the 31st Annual Tulip Pedal.
Bring your friends and let’s make next year’s ride even better.
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We have a limited number of past Tulip Pedal shirts and jerseys available for $5. Contact us at (360) 428-3230 or email@example.com to see how you can purchase one.
Riders will receive a free racing beanie (limited number), a tulip from Washington Bulb Company, snacks at our registration area and rest stops, water, and a whole lot of fun!
A reminder to our riders: registration starts at 7 a.m. and ends at noon. Course is open until 4 p.m. This means you can show up at any time in the morning and ride at your leisure. Have fun. Enjoy the scenery at your own pace. :)
Tulip Pedal offers three rides – a 20-mile course around the tulip fields between Mount Vernon
and La Conner
, and 40-mile and 60-mile courses that begin and end at La Conner Middle School in beautiful La Conner, WA. The courses take riders near our famous tulip fields, and also takes cyclists past breathtaking views of Samish and Padilla bays, Mount Baker and the Cascade foothills. The 60-mile course incorporate elements of the 20 and 40-mile rides, but offers a swing around Fir Island, too!
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).
We plan again on featuring live music. We’re excited to bring these musicians back to give us an excellent soundtrack for the day’s event!
2011 Tulip Pedal Photos Are Posted Below. Enjoy!
(© Linda Wright)
Tulip Pedal History
- Since 1982, the Tulip Pedal has drawn thousands of cyclists from all over North America to raise money for various causes in Skagit County. Since 2003, Skagit County Medic One has used the proceeds from the ride for preventing unintentional injuries in children, focusing on wheeled sports and child passenger safety. Since 2009, the ride has been the sole fundraiser for Safe Kids Skagit County.
- Tulip Pedal began as a benefit ride for Skagit Hospice. The first Tulip Pedal took place at 10:30 a.m., April 18, 1982, in La Conner. Cost was $7. Riders rode near the tulip fields on a 25-mile loop. “The money that we make from this event is going to a cause that touches us all at some point in our lives, and when it does all the other issues become secondary,” said Tulip Pedal Coordinator Paul Murray, Skagit Hospice, in the April 8, 1982, edition of the Skagit Valley Herald. Available information to date doesn’t reveal how many cyclists attended that first Tulip Pedal, but the following year had event coordinators expecting more than 500 cyclists. Were you there? Let us know.
- The town of La Conner was named such after settler J.S. Conner renamed the three-year old settlement of Swinomish in 1870 after his wife Louisa Ann, hence the article “La”.
Be sure to check out future Group Health-sponsored bicycling events. Go to www.GroupHealthFitnessNetwork.com and check out the schedule.
This is Safe Kids Skagit County’s premier fundraiser. Every dollar from this ride goes toward injury prevention efforts in Skagit County, with emphasis placed on preventing head injuries in children who ride their bikes in our area.
2010 Tulip Pedal Photos
(© Linda Wright)
2009 Tulip Pedal Photos
(© Linda Wright)
Questions? Comments? E-mail Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (360) 428-3236.