Gravel Unravel

Bon Jon Pedal Bender

July 9, 2021 – Quilcene, WA

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About The Bon Jon Pedal Bender

Originally called the Quilcene Gravel Unravel, this is now the third race in the Olympic Peninsula Series. The village of Quilcene is perfectly placed at the base of the Olympic Mountains, and along Quilcene Bay. This town is synonymous with hospitality, and especially welcoming are the great folks at Worthington Park, where we will be based for the day.

After leaving Worthington Park, riders head for their first challenge – Bon Jon Pass. Luckily July is when the wild rhododendrons are in full bloom. Spotlighted against the deep green background of the forest, the blooms are sure to brighten up what might seem like an endless ascent. After Bon Jon Pass, enjoy the views and ridges, returning via Lords Lake Loop. Well, except the long course riders – they get to climb Bon Jon again!

The Courses

Tip: each of these routes is no joke, even the short one – there is a lot of climbing involved, folks.

Important: there is very spotty cell coverage on the course – you will want to download the tracks onto your phone ahead of time.

Short course – 32 miles (Start Time 9:00 a.m.)

This course has approximately 4,000 feet cumulative elevation gain and is 45% gravel, with the rest paved or “rustic” paved.

Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:

Medium course – 55 miles (Start Time 8:30 a.m.)

This course has approximately 6,000 feet cumulative elevation gain and is 70% gravel, with the rest pave or “rustic” paved.

Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:

Long course – 80 miles (Start Time 8:00 a.m.)

This course is approximately 9,000 feet cumulative elevation gain is 65% gravel, with the rest paved or “rustic” paved.

Course map, elevation profile, description, GPS download:

Giving Back

A portion of event proceeds will support the Quilcene Museum, Count Me In for Quilcene (local scholarships), and the North Olympic Mountain Bike Team (a youth 4-H club).

Check In:

  • Friday, June 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  at 101 Brewery, 294793 US Hwy 101, Quilcene, WA 98376.
  • Saturday, June 18th, starting 7:00 a.m. at Worthington Park, 151 W Columbia St, Quilcene, WA 98376.


Parking is a Worthington Park, 151 W. Columbia Street, Quilcene.


Quilcene Road
Quilcene Road


2021 Short Course Results. Medium Course Results. Long Course Results



Where to Stay:

Port Ludlow resort is offering 20% off for any riders who mention Gravel Unravel when booking by phone.  Phone number 360.437.7000

North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce

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