The New Ride the Willapa

The New Ride the Willapa

We’ve got big news.

Once upon a time, way back in 2016, the Ride the Willapa used to be known as Willapa Hills Fat Tire Ride and Festival.  Believe it or not, that is still us!  But we changed our name, changed our logo, changed our website…. One could say we’ve gone through a bit of a transformation.   And we’re not stopping there.

This ride is all about you, having fun, at your own pace.

Last year we had a couple riders that really took the fun nature of Ride the Willapa to the next level, wearing themed outfits and generally having a blast.  Their energy was infectious and we want to inspire more of that.  So this year, we’ve added the ability to create riding teams!  You can really make this event something all your own, from what you call yourselves, what you wear, how many people you roll with in your pack, and of course where you stop (such as here, or here, or maybe here).

To help inspire your creativity, we will be holding contests at the Village Festival for Best Dressed Team, Best Team Name, and Team with the Most Members.  Get your buddies together and come up with some epic #teamstyle.  For the most part, these contests will be completely arbitrary and unscientific – but darn it we think it’s gonna be fun and there will be some sweet prizes!  So let the games begin.  May the odds ever be in your favor.


Win These Bikes!


Two bikes being raffled off
Win These Public Bikes



Also new for the 2017 Ride the Willapa – a chance to win these two bikes!  What better way to spread the love of cycling and the Willapa Hills Trail than with raffling off these two sweet bikes?!  Want to participate?  Here’s what you need to know:


  • First things first, you do not have to be registered to Ride the Willapa (although we highly encourage it, of course).
  • The contest is open to everyone ages 18 and older.
  • The adult bike is suitable for a rider 5’5″ or taller.  The kids bike is great for tykes from about ages 7-10 (stand-over height of 23″ – 29″).
  • Tickets will be available to purchase ($1/ticket, OR 10 for $9.00, OR 25 for $20) at the following locations:
  • The winner will be drawn on Sunday, June 25th at an end-of-ride celebration at Ewe and I, Needlecrafting Together – in downtown Chehalis.