Ride the new road into the Mount St. Helens blast zone! The Spirit Lake Memorial Highway winds its way up the Toutle Valley to the Johnston Ridge Viewpoint. This is an open highway ride. Most of the course is on new highway with wide shoulders and excellent visibility.
Tour de Blast is a fund raising event put on by the Longview Rotary Club. Our club is part of District 5020 of Rotary International. Rotary’s motto is “Service above Self.” We are strictly a charity; therefore, all funds raised by Tour de Blast are used to benefit community, national and international projects.
The ride starts and finishes at Toutle Lake High School, located 10 miles east of Interstate 5 on Spirit Lake Memorial Highway. The start line is open from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The finish line closes at 4 p.m. An end-of-the-ride pasta feed is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You decide what distance to ride!
53K (33-mile) round-trip fun ride to the Hoffstadt Bluffs Rest Area/Viewpoint. Approximately only a 900′ elevation gain.
87K (54-mile) round trip to Elk Rock.
132K (82-mile) round trip to Johnston Ridge viewpoint.
This is a serious ride. If you think you have the gumption bring all you have because this is a truly hardcore ride.
Rotary Fellowship Cycling to Serve