Sun, blue skies welcome 800 cyclists for 39th Daffodil Classic

Tacoma News TribuneApril 13, 2014 

About 800 cyclists cruised the back roads of East Pierce County on Sunday during the 39th Daffodil Classic.

Starting in Orting the cyclists had their choice of a 60-mile loop to Eatonville, a 41-mile loop to Buckley or both. They were rewarded with views of Mount Rainier, lakes, daffodil fields, blue skies and temperatures flirting with 70 degrees.

It was a definite improvement over last year when rain and hail meant only about 500 cyclists participated.

The Daffodil Classic, staged by the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club, is the oldest ride in the South Sound. Proceeds from the ride go to bicycle advocacy work done by the club and Washington Bikes. Leftover food is donated to a local food bank.

The club’s next ride is the Peninsula Metric Century and Gran Fondo on June 1. 

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