RSVP Ride Details

R2B2 will run in lieu of RSVP for 2022

  • RSVP will become the R2B2 (Ride from Redmond to Bellingham and Back) event and operate on the same days.
  • Logistically, the crossing of the Canadian border presents too many difficulties to give us confidence that we can produce the RSVP event. 
  • Discounts for 2020 RSVP registrants will be valid towards the 2022 R2B2.
  • Please see the R2B2 pages for more information.

 

 

REGISTRATION  •  START LINE  •  MID-POINT  •  FINISH LINE

REGISTRATION

Cost: $150 - $190   Rider Limit: 2,000

REGISTRATION PRICING

ONLINE REGISTRATION 

  PRICE ENTRY DATE LATE ENTRY LATE PRICE
Members $150 Feb. 8 - July 31, 2022 June 1 - Aug. 21, 2022 $170
Non-member $170 March 8 - July 31, 2022 June 1 - Aug. 21, 2022 $190
Youth (ages 1-12) registration "" "" "" ""

Note: There will be no day-of registration for the 2022 season. Order online in advance.

 

OPTIONAL REGISTRATION ADD-ONS

Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-ons have cutoff dates and are subject to availability

  • Bus/Bike Return Transportation - ($80) Monday return transportation to Marymoor Park for you and your bike
  • Bike Only Return Transportation - ($45)  Return transportation to Marymoor Park for your bike ONLY.  Riders may transfer their Bike Only registration. 
  • Event Parking - ($30 total) 3-day parking pass available if you plan to leave your vehicle at the start line
  • Bike Box Transportation - ($20) One-way bike box transportation from start line to Vancouver, B.C. for riders flying out of Vancouver, B.C.
  • Post Event Bike Storage - ($20 per day) Pre-paid bike storage if you are unable to pick your bike before the Monday bike corral closure at Marymoor Park
 

RIDER PACKETS

Packets mailing is included into the registration price. Riders who register during the late period will pick up their packets at the start line.

  • Packets are mailed to you approximately two weeks before the ride.
  • Ensure that your mailing address is listed correctly on your account to avoid delays
  • If your packet was mailed and has not arrived by ride day, please check-in at the packet pick-up booth at the start line. We will be able to look up your registration and get you a replacement bib. 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available for RSVP registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. 

START LINE

Location:

King County Marymoor Park

Redmond, WA

Parking lot near the east exit of the park

Schedule:

6:00 am - Lot opens. No overnight parking prior to the event
6:00 am - Packet pickup and luggage drop-off open
6:30*-7:30 am - Start line open

*Please note: sunrise is at 6:20 am, please be prepared with bike lights if starting early.

Baggage:

Attach a signed copy of the baggage waiver to each bag you will load onto the baggage trucks. The baggage waiver is included in your rider packet. It is your responsibility to make sure your baggage goes on the right truck. Check with the volunteers if you are unsure! 

Getting There

Bike

Marymoor Park is located just off of the Sammamish River Trail and is just several turns off of the SR-520 bike trail. For people on the Eastside of King County, biking to the start line may be convenient.

Car Parking 
  • Cost: $20 for a 3-day pass; must be purchased online with registration or from Cascade booth at the start line.
  • Lot opens at 5:30 am
  • Drop off is free
  • Cars must be out by Monday evening
  • Parking in Marymoor Park - near east exit. Follow parking signs once inside the park.
  • Parking is unsecured. Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle.

MIDPOINT

Please see the Mid-Ride lodging page for accommodation recommendations and details.

Kulshan Beer Garden in Bellingham and baggage drop is the official midpoint location for RSVP. Baggage trucks drop luggage at three different locations. Bag shuttle service is available at an extra cost if you would like your bags transported to a different location. See the Mid-ride lodging page for details. 

Back by popular demand, the expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will be at the Days Inn in Bellingham from 1:00-8:00 pm to soothe your weary riding muscles. Massages are only $18 for a 15-minute massage (cash and credit accepted). 

Mobile Massage Squad, a team of licensed massage therapists providing massage services to the Seattle Metro area and special events in the region will also be providing massages for the RSVP riders at Kulshan Beer Garden midpoint finish line area.

 

FINISH LINE

David Lam Park 1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC Open: 1:00-6:00 pm Sunday

Return Transportation

Bike Loading:

If you purchased return transportation load your bike from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday on Pacific Blvd. next to David Lam Park.

No bike loading options for Monday.

Bus Loading:

Buses load Monday.

9:00 -10:00 am outside of David Lam Park on Pacific Blvd. Leave when full. The last bus leaves at 10:00 am so don't be late.

Bike Parking At Finish Line

There will be a secure bike corral available during finish line hours of 1 to 6 p.m., but no overnight storage.

Do not leave bikes unlocked and unattended.  Bike theft is high in Vancouver, BC. Do not leave bikes in or on top of your car overnight.

Marymoor Park Bike Corral

  • At same location as the start line at Marymoor Park.
  • Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday.
  • After 4 p.m. on Monday all remaining bikes will be taken to Cascade Bicycle Club offices and riders will be charged a $15 a day storage fee.

Parking

Family and friends are encouraged to join us at the finish line! Here is a MAP with more information on how loved ones can celebrate with you at the finish line. Parking is primarily on-street. The City of Vancouver uses the “Pay by Phone” app. The easiest way to pay for parking without Canadian currency is to set up the app up on your phone prior to arrival. More information can be found on the City of Vancouver website. There are also a few pay lots available. See the parking map for more details.

On-Site:

Food Trucks- Your food ticket is attached to your rider bib. Don't lose it as they are not replaceable! 

Contacts: 
Cascade Bicycle Club
info@cascade.org
206-522-3222
RSVP Start/Finish Locations
Start Line - Marymoor Park
East Marymoor Lot, NE Marymoor Way
Redmond, WA 98052
United States
Finsh Line - David Lam Park
1300 Pacific Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Y1
Canada
Important customs information

U.S. citizens crossing from Canada into the United States via land travel need to present either:

  • A passport, a passport card, a WHTI-compliant document, or
  • An Enhanced Drivers' License

Rules have been changing monthly, so be sure to consult the US Department of State website and the Homeland Security website for current border-crossing information.

Canadian customs inadmissibility

Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity or organized crime and human rights violations. You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Criminal inadmissibility

If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offense, you may not be allowed to enter Canada. For more details check out the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.