Whether you prefer the thrill of watching motorists rip around one of the Northwest's most famous racing tracks or feeling the wind in your own hair as you navigate 23,000 acres of working forest networked by extensive and winding trails, Hood Canal has something for every adrenaline junkie. Come for the community, stay for the excellent trails.
1060 West Eells Hill Road, Shelton, WA 98584 | (360) 427-7223
The Ridge Motorsports Park is the Pacific Northwest’s premier destination motorsports complex. The Ridge Motorsports Park is located near the city of Shelton, between the picturesque Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, in Mason County, the birthplace of racing in Washington State.
Set in a relaxed rural natural forest environment with stunning views of Mt. Rainier and Mt St. Helens, only minutes from the Olympic National Forest and scenic Hood Canal, The Ridge Motorsports Park is centrally positioned to serve the major population centers of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, as well as British Columbia, Canada.
Tahuya State Forest is a 23,000-acre working forest with an extensive network of ORV trails that are also used by hikers, fishermen, bicycles, and hunters. Yearly serves 150,000 motorized recreationists. Lots of trails, but dominated by motorized vehicle users.
Burt—well known in his hometown for his action sports photography—is no stranger to any hidden corner of Hood Canal. He’s captured everything from skateboarding competitions, to wakeboarding, to motorsports and beyond.
Often, when it comes to lifestyle photography, the human behind the lens takes a backseat to the end product, as the action telescopes into the scene before him. Not so with Photographer Lance Koudele.
A grill? A big screen television? A round at the local golf course? We’re over here scratching our heads over what the man of the hour really wants for his big day.
Itinerary #7: Mountain Bike Warriors
A mountain biker is a rugged and intrepid creature. No throwing in the towel for this one, especially if she also happens to be a weekend warrior. A little rain is a welcome challenge, and in many occasions it translates to mystical, magical, tacky brown pow.
A weekend warrior is a 21st century beast whose population seems to be exponentially growing. As the “rolley chair blues” epidemic proliferates across the Pacific Northwest, so does the drive to combat it with an epic 48-hour adventure.
Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. Take a peek into our world on the wild side of Washington with our brand new video.
The dust is beginning to settle on our summer and the impending rains approach our beloved Olympic National Park, threatening to turn our hills and valleys back into the Technicolor spectrum of green that makes home feel like home.