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Base Camp: Pack Forest (Eatonville, WA)
The Charles L. Pack Experimental Forest is a conference center hidden within 4,300 acres of forestland at the foot of Mount Rainier. Pack Forest offers everything that's great about summertime in the Pacific Northwest.
We plan to have a full weekend of fun! After your ride, grab a meal at Pack Forest and take advantage of the activities we’ll arrange for riders of all ages. We’ll have a program to celebrate the Courage you showed by riding and fundraising, and the Courage our Mary Bridge patients show every day. Stick around in the evening for music from a live band, a beer garden, and much more!
Apartments, cabins, houses, and dorms at Pack Forest and rooms at the Mill Village Motel are available at an additional cost for 2-day riders only on a first-come, first-served basis. Plenty of free camping is available on the Pack Forest campground, and we promise to make it fun and family-friendly!
There are hotels available in surrounding towns, but riders will need to make their own reservations and find their own transportation.
Pedaling for kids can work up an appetite! We’ve got you covered. Lunch is included for all riders. For our 2-day riders participating in the Northwest Brew Thru, dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2 is also included.
Meal tickets will be available for purchase for any 1-day riders who wish to stick around for dinner on Saturday evening and/or breakfast on Sunday morning. Family members are also welcome to purchase meal tickets at the event. Check back soon for menus, meal times, and meal ticket pricing.
Of course, this wouldn’t be Courage without our rest stops. Each route will have rest stops for riders to catch their breath, fill their stomachs, and prepare for the next leg.
Rules of the Road: Safety and Etiquette
Courage could not take place without the support and coordination of numerous local communities and agencies. We ask that all riders follow general road riding etiquette and rules to foster a safe environment for all involved. Please download and review our Bicycle Safety and Etiquette Guide.
For your safety, we'd like to remind you of a few key requirements:
- Be conspicuous - wear reflective gear and bright colors
- Follow the law - we are a Rules of the Road ride
- No personal SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicles - this is extremely dangerous to your fellow riders as well as other drivers
- Be predictable - familiarize yourself with the correct hand signals and group riding etiquette
- Ride ready - check that your bike equipment is in proper working condition prior to event weekend, and don't forget to train!
We had some awesome jerseys in 2017 (take a look at them below!) We're working on 2018 designs and will have those available soon. Check back soon for more updates.