County hosts Pierce bike tour June 25

Several hundred bicyclists will be rolling through the Puyallup Valley Sunday, June 25 as participants in the 17th annual Tour de Pierce family bike ride. Open to all levels of riders, the event starts at 8 a.m. in the “Gold” parking lot at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

Riders choose between 12-, 30- and 50-mile routes. The 12-mile route provides a flat, easy ride suitable for families. The 30-mile loop extends past farms and more scenic views of waterways and Mount Rainer.

The 50-mile course travels through parts of Puyallup, Tacoma, Fife, Milton and Sumner. A rest stop will be set up at Riverside County Park, where food and entertainment will be available.

Registrations will be accepted between 8 a.m. and noon at the event. The cost for day-of-event registration is $12 for individuals and $30 for families. Advance registrations will be accepted until June 19 for $10 and $25 or online for a small fee at Group rates also are available. T-shirts will be available at the event for $15. Sponsored by Pierce County Parks, Tour de Pierce benefits bicycle education and youth programs. For more information, contact the department at (253) 798-4177 or .