Flying Wheels

A handcrank rider in day-glo green jersey rides along a winding road near fields and low hills, with three other riders in background

Saturday, June 3, 2023.

6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Start Location

Marymoor Park, Redmond (map)



50 mi. 2,400 ft. Hilly.

70 mi. 3,000 ft. Hilly.

100 mi. 4,300 ft. Hilly.

Adult (non-members): $85
Adult (members): $75
Youth (18 and under): $35

Reduced rates available (apply here)

Not a member? Learn more here.

Event Description

The ride weaves its way through Western Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley. This fertile valley is home to many organic farms producing some of the area’s highest quality produce, meats, and cheeses. Spend your day rolling from the valley floor to the ridges that define this beautiful place, a peaceful getaway not far from the city. The route includes beautiful rural riding, scenic views, well-stocked rest stops, and plenty of climbing to get you in shape for the rest of your summer riding season. The ride starts and finishes in King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond.


Registration opens: Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific.

Registration closes: Thursday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. 

Register by May 24 and your rider packet will arrive the week before the event.

Prices increase by $10 on May 25. If you register between May 24 and June 1, your packet will be available at the start line.

Route support, souvenir, and finisher meal included with registration. See details below.


There are three routes: 50, 70, and 100 miles.

We encourage you to wait until the day before the event to download these maps to your preferred device for easy access on the day of the event. 

Printed cue sheets are available at the start line tents. The route is marked with navigational markings on the road surface.

Event Schedule

  Opens Closes
Start Line - 100-mile riders 6 a.m. 7 a.m.*
Start Line - 70-mile riders 7 a.m. 8 a.m.*
Start Line - 50-mile riders 8 a.m. 9 a.m.
Course Support 6 a.m. 5 p.m.
Maltby Elementary Rest Stop 7:30 a.m. 11 a.m.
Carnation Tree Farm Rest Stop 8 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Fall City Elementary Rest Stop 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Finish Line 12 p.m. 5 p.m.


Everyone is welcome at Cascade events. We are committed to celebrating and promoting diversity in the bicycling community. We aim to provide safe spaces at start lines, finish lines, and official rest stops. Read our commitment to anti-racism and our participant code of conduct and grievance policy.

We would like to acknowledge that our rides take place on native land. Our offices are located on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present.

Food & Breaks

Rest Stops: Each route is supported by rest stops roughly every 20-25 miles. You can refill your water and electrolyte bottles and enjoy light snacks that will power you for the next part of the ride. Fare includes energy bars, chips, nuts, fruit, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Gluten free and vegan snacks and sandwiches are available.

Maltby Elementary: Only on the 100-mile route, at mile 26. Hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers.

Carnation Tree Farm Services all three routes. Mile 20 for the two shorter routes; mile 50 for the longest route. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 352.

Fall City Elementary Services all three routes. 70- and 100-mile riders will pass through this rest stop twice. Mile 29, miles 29 & 49, miles 60 & 80 for the 50-, 70-, and 100-mile routes respectively.

Finish line: Enjoy a meal from local eateries at the finish line, included in your registration!

Support During the Ride

This ride is supported by Cascade staff and volunteers, local community group volunteers, and municipal and county services.

Support and gear (SAG) vehicles are present on the route and dispatched when you call the ride support hotline. SAG vehicles can transport you and most models of bikes in the event of a mechanical or minor medical event. You should always call 911 in a life-threatening emergency.

Outriders are volunteers in white, green, and black jerseys that ride on the route, assisting you with minor mechanical and minor medical issues, like cuts and scrapes, dispensing advice and directions, and helping you to Ride S.M.A.R.T. 

Medical riders are volunteers on bike in red and blue jerseys that can assist you with minor medical issues like cuts and scrapes, dehydration, sprained joints, and other non-life threatening issues. 

Mechanics are posted at the start line and all three rest stops.


Wear layers and be prepared for a chance of drizzle. Morning and afternoon temperatures may vary widely. Downhills may feel colder than climbing uphill.

Get your bike tuned up and in shape to ride in slick, rainy, low-visibility conditions. Bring front and rear lights, install fenders, service your brakes, and clean your chain. Bring two water bottles to fill with water and electrolytes.


E-bikes of all classes are permitted on each route, as the routes are entirely along public roads. 


To help you prepare for this ride and its hills, you can check out our extensive schedule of Free Group Rides in the Puget Sound area. Find rides that fit your schedule and desired pace and distance.