RSVP Baggage service

Baggage Guidelines

  • Fill out and attach your official RSVP luggage tags to your bags before placing on trucks
  • Maximum of two bags (20 lbs max each)
  • Know which of the trucks your baggage needs to be on- confirm with your accommodation
  • Cascade Bicycle Club is not responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen luggage. Do not pack valuables.
  • Waterproof bags are recommended or pack your belongings in plastic bags for protection from possible rain. The PNW always has a 30% chance of rain!
  • Fill out and bring the baggage waiver (in your rider packet) to the start line. This is required by customs.Spare forms available at start line. All bags MUST have a signed waiver and official RSVP bag tag to be accepted onto the luggage trucks.
  • Be sure your passport is on your bike NOT in your bag for the border crossing.
**Rider tip: panniers and backpacks work great if you will be transporting your bag to a different hotel by bike. Pack light!

Early Baggage Drop Off:

Bags may be dropped off ahead of the ride on Thursday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm for $5 per bag, at the RSVP packet pick-up event. Cascade Bicycle Club headquarters

Start Line Drop Off:

Location:

UW E-18 Parking Lot

Schedule:

5:30 - 7:00 am  

Baggage Shuttle Service:

Shuttle Service is available for riders not staying at one of our three official ride hotels (see below)
  • Cost is $20 per bag (cash or check only)
  • Includes drop of service at specified Bellingham hotel and transport to Vancouver, BC finish line
  • Not available for hotels outside of Bellingham
  • Only available at the start line, no advance purchase

*100% of proceeds from the shuttle service benefit Whatcom County High School Band

Bike Boxes:

  • Cost: $20
  • Purchase during or after registration; add-on insructions
  • Place bike boxes on the Days Inn truck. 
  • We do not have the space to accommodate extra bike boxes. Please arrange this in advance, not day of event.

Midpoint Pickup/Drop Off

Day 1 pickup:

Our trucks will transport your luggage to one of three locations. Please know prior to arrival which truck is closest to your accommodation. Click the links below for a map or see Midpoint Lodging for distances from baggage drops.

Days Inn (on Samish Way)

Western Washington University

HOME 2 suites by hilton (north end) 

Day 2 drop off:

  • All riders must return their bags to the Bellingham baggage drop where they picked them up by 7:00 am - no later!

  • If you have arranged for shuttle service pay attention to what time they will be collecting your bags in the morning.  

  • Please inform the shuttle service if you will not be dropping your bags with them on Day 2.

Finish Line

BAGGAGE Pick-up:

David Lam Park
Available by 2:00 pm. Baggage will not open until all baggage is sorted. Please be patient while we work.

*All unclaimed items will be brought to Cascade Bicycle Club. If anything remains unclaimed by September 1st those items will be donated.