Viking Tour 2023

Brew Fest

Sunday, May 21st, 11am-6pm

The Viking Tour Brew Fest will include beer, wine and cider from over a half dozen local sources. We will also have food options on-site to help feed your inner viking.

And no, you don’t have to participate in the Bike Ride to join us!

Bike Ride

Sunday, May 21st, Starts at 9am

The Viking Tour Bike Ride has been a Kitsap County staple since 2016! Grab some friends and come ride one of our three different routes and then enjoy a drink and a free meal at our Brew Fest! The Bike Ride is limited to the first 500 riders.

“Perfect, perfect, perfect! Thanks again, you guys always put on a fantastic ride.”

Bike Ride Details

The tour starts and finishes in historic Poulsbo, “Little Norway” at 9am, and is held during the iconic VikingFest carnival and festival. The ride has three different lengths for all riding levels: the “Odin”: a 58-mile journey featuring nearly 4,000ft of climbing. The “Thor”: a 30-mile ride with a few less hills for those looking to have a bit of fun with a little less challenge and the “Freyja”: a 18-mile relaxing ride where you can enjoy yourself without breaking too much of a sweat.

The Viking Tour is meant to be whatever you make of it. Do it for fun, do it to challenge your personal best or do it to win! Whatever your intent, you’ll be glad you came! We encourage professionals, amateurs, recreational riders, clubs & cycling teams to participate. It’s time for all Vikings to trim your beards, shave your legs and get ready to ride. All profits from the Viking Tour support ongoing efforts of the Poulsbo Rotary Club.

The Viking Tour is limited to the first 500 registered riders.

DateSunday, May 21st, 2022
Time7:00am-4:00pm
Start9am
Location19351 8th Avenue NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Limit500 Riders
SupportRest Stops, Mechanics, Medics
ActivitiesBrew Garden, Free Lunch with Registration

Packet Pick-Up

Join us the night before the ride at a location to be determined to pick up your registration packet and enjoy a pre-ride beer! If you can’t make it, no worries, registration packets will also be ready the morning of the ride.

Where:
To be determined

Time:
6pm-9pm

The Routes

The Freyja

18 Miles / The Freyja is perfect for you if you’re new to cycling or just looking for a comfortable ride where you can chat with your buddies while enjoying the beautiful scenery of North Kitsap.

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The Thor

30 Miles / Featuring just over 2,000ft of climbing and taking you all the way up to picturesque Port Gamble, the Thor is sure to make you breathe in some clean Puget Sound air.

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The Odin

58 Miles / Featuring nearly 4,000ft of climbing on a course which will take you through some of the most scenic roads in North Kitsap. The Odin is not for the faint of heart.

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Please note the routes are subject to change!

The Viking Tour was a finalist for Best Philanthropy Event in Kitsap County. Boom.

The Gear

T-Shirt ($20)

Order your Viking Tour t-shirt during registration or at the ride.

Jersey ($80)

Show your Viking Tour pride with our limited edition jersey.

The Viking Tour is a Near-0 Waste Event

We’ve made a commitment to be a “Near-0 Waste” event which means we will do everything we can to reduce waste, reuse various elements, and set up waste stations for recyclable and compostable materials. All waste created during the event will be delivered to Peninsula Subaru who, working with Terracycle, will transform it into benches and tables. All plates, cups and utensils are certified compostable and will be taken to Olympic Organics (along with the food scraps). Lastly, any rider bibs can be left with us so we can ship them to Trex where they can ride into a new life as composite decking.

The Near-0 initiative is sponsored by Peninsula Paint Co.

Schedule

7:00amParking Opens (Map)
7:30amPacket Pick-Up Opens
Day-of Registration Opens
Jersey, T-shirt Pick-Up & Sales Opens
9:00amRiders Released (All routes)
9:30amPacket Pick-Up Closes
Day-of Registration Closes
Sweepers Leave (No additional riders allowed to leave)
10:30amLunch Service Begins
11:00amBrew Fest Opens
4:00pmRide Closes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the start/finish of the ride, and the Brew Fest?
Next to Centennial Park (19351 8th Avenue NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370).

Where should I park?
Parking will be available across the street from the the main event location at The Doctors Clinic (Map). Volunteers will be located at the entrances to each parking lot for your convenience. Handicapped parking is available.

What time does the ride begin?
The ride begins at 9:00am as a group start. Riders are expected to complete the ride by 3:00pm.

Where can I get a map of my route?
A map of each route is available under each ride description higher on this page. Course maps and turn-by-turn directions will be sent out via email prior to the ride. There will be also be course maps and turn-by-turn directions available at the main event location.

What do I pick up at registration?
At registration you will pick up your bib number and swag bag. We will verify that you have signed our waiver otherwise you will be required to sign the waiver at check-in.

Where do I get my swag bag?
You’ll get your swag bag at registration.

Will the ride be supported?
Yes! The Viking Tour ride will be very well supported with road side mechanics, roaming support vehicles and HAM radio operators at the ready should anything happen during your ride. Rest stops will be available to all registered riders and they vary depending on the route you have selected. Each rest stop has a restroom available for your use. A free hot meal will be served at the end of the ride for all registrants. A vegetarian option will be available.

What are the roads like?
We did our best to keep all routes on rural, low traffic roads. With that said, there are a few spots with more traffic or busy traffic crossings. For these we will have support personnel manning the crossing and directing traffic. Please be courteous to these volunteers and all motorists and make sure to obey all traffic laws.

Are the routes marked?
All routes are marked by arrows, and color varies with each route. Make a note of your route’s arrow color. Turns are marked on the road with 2 arrows before and 1 arrow after each directional change. Course maps and cue sheets will also be at registration.

Are there rest stops along the route?
Yes! There are rest stops about every ~10-15 miles along the routes. There are snacks, beverages, and restroom facilities at all rest stops.

Is there a meal provided?

Yes! With your registration you will get a meal voucher good to use at any of our food vendors.

Is the Brew Fest included?
You are welcome to join the Brew Fest after the ride, however, you will have to pay for your own drinks.

Are Viking Tour jerseys going to be available at the event?
Jerseys ordered after 3/30/2023 will be shipped to you and arrive about three weeks after the event.

I still have questions, how may I get answers?
If you have questions that have not been answered, please send an email to [email protected] and we will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

A Poulsbo Rotary Club Event

Rotary brings together people like you—from all walks of life—who want to use their expertise for good.

People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, we connect for good—and form lifelong friendships in the process. Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater—and it continues to grow.

Belonging to the Rotary Club of Poulsbo provides members with an opportunity to give back to your community and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends. People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.