Sports briefs — July 6, 2022

Get pickleball sets at NOLS branches

Pickleball sets are now available for check out through the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

Each two-player set contains two pickleball paddles, four balls and information on basic game rules and where to play in Clallam County.

Patrons can currently borrow a set for up to seven days, subject to change based on demand; search “pickleball” in the NOLS catalog at, call a local branch or email to to place a hold on a set.

Pickleball is an all-ages sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Invented on Bainbridge Island in 1965, pickleball has quickly grown in popularity and is now the official sport of Washington state.

Jack Olmsted donated the sets to the library system, NOLS representatives said.

For more information about this and other non-traditional items at the library, visit, call 360-417-8500 or email to

Register for Ride the Hurricane

Registration is underway for August’s Ride the Hurricane, the bicycle-only ride that sees riders climb from sea to sky.

The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce event is set for Aug. 7, beginning at City Pier in Port Angeles and wrapping at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.

The 40.3-mile round-trip distance includes 5,624 feet of vertical gain.

Aid and water stations are scattered throughout the course with refreshments and snacks.

The fee is $60 per rider and includes an after-race event catered by Little Devils Lunchbox and Barhop Brewery.

Photos from the event also will be available for purchase.

Registration is capped at 800 riders. The 2021 ride had a 200-plus person wait list and demand is expected to be high again as Canadian riders also will be able to participate this year.

To register, visit