​Questions and inquiries regarding News Release content should be directed to the Thurston County Public Information Officer:

Meghan Porter

Bryan Dominique

Thurston County News Release


Current News Releases

Past News Releases

Legal Notices


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 14, 2017
Dalton Johnson, Public Works Parks Program, (360)867-2182, or email at daltonj@co.thurston.wa.us 

Yelm to Tenino Trail Closing Saturday for Seattle to Portland Bike Race
STP uses the trail as part of the route to allow for rider safety

OLYMPIA – On Saturday, July 15, Thurston County Parks will close the Yelm to Tenino trail for most of the day to accommodate the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP). The STP uses the trail as part of the route to allow riders a safer route than using the roadway.

The Yelm to Tenino trail will see approximately 10,000 riders during the day on Saturday. Parks is closing this trail to the general public during the event due to the high volume of riders and possible safety risks. 

The trail will be closed on Saturday, from around 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m., allowing some variability depending on the speed of riders. The Chehalis Western Trail will remain open and should be unaffected. 

For more information, please contact Dalton Johnson at (360)867-2182. 


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3