Reach the Beach WA is not just a cycling event; it's a journey of purpose and community. This annual event, organized by the American Lung Association, unites riders from all backgrounds in a shared mission to support lung health. With scenic routes spanning 100, 78, 44, or 24 miles, participants embark on a picturesque adventure through Thurston and Grays Harbor counties, culminating in a triumphant finish on the beautiful shores of Westport, WA.
Beyond the joy of cycling, Reach the Beach WA is about making a difference raising funds that directly contribute to groundbreaking research, education, and advocacy programs to combat lung diseases and promote cleaner air. It's a testament to the power of collective action in the fight for healthier lungs.
In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.