The benefactor of the 2014 race is the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation’s Digital Mammography Capital Campaign. Essentially the effort will help raise money to bring mammography technology to the Snoqualmie Valley, helping the region detect and prevent breast cancer.
“We are really excited to partner with the Tour De Peaks Bike Ride this year and thank The Chamber of Commerce for their help raising money for our Digital Mammography Capital Campaign. It’s a great way to raise awareness around breast health in the Snoqualmie Valley” said Eric Kaltenbacher, Executive Director of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Foundation.
The ride will also fall on a new date this year so that it takes place on a Saturday and finishes in the same location as the popular North Bend Block Party, which draws hundreds to the downtown core each year.
The Block Party runs from 12PM- 11PM on July 19th in the heart of downtown North Bend on North Bend Way between Bendigo Blvd and Ballarat Ave. The event is always a fun one, with lots of live music, food, vendors and fun.The headlining bands for the 2014 Block Party are Spike and the Impalors and Heart by Heart.
Nate Perea, CEO of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber, explained part of the reason for holding the Tour de Peaks bike ride on a Saturday versus its normal Sunday was so the riders could finish near the North Bend Block Party and hopefully “stick around for a while and have some fun.”
Tour de Peaks features three different Snoqualmie Valley bike rides:
- 100 mile Century – entire Valley, including Duvall
- 50 mile Half Century – country roads, including Carnation
- 25 mile Intermediate – close up view of Mt Si
For more information and/or to register for one of the rides visit www.tourdepeaks.org
Drivers should expect road closures and extra traffic near downtown North Bend for the events. The weather is predicted to cool off a bit – into the mid 70’s.
he Downtown Block Party is located in the heart of North Bend on North Bend Way between Bendigo Blvd. and Ballarat. The Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from noon- 11:00pm, children’s vendors noon- 8:00pm
“This year The Tour De Peaks ride will fall on Saturday July 19th to coincide with the North Bend Block Party” said Nate Perea, CEO at The Chamber of Commerce” Part of the reason for this is so our bike riders will finish their ride in Downtown North Bend to find a really fun block party taking place. We hope they’ll want to stick around for a while and have some fun.”
Riders can register at www.TourDePeaks.org. The price per rider is $49 until July 12th and $69 afterwards.