STP Ride Details

July 15-16, 2023

Registration  •  Start line  •  Mid-point  •  Finish line

Online Registration Schedule

RATE TIER ENTRY DATES PRICE LATE ENTRY LATE FEE
Member January 11 - July 10, 2022 $150 May 1 - July 10 $20
Non-member February 8 - July 10, 2022 $170 May 1 - July 10 $20
Youth (Ages 1-12) "" $70 "" $20

Ride is limited to 8,000 riders.

See our refund policy for more information.

RIDER PACKETS

Packet Mailing
  • Packets will be mailed for registrations made by June 26.
  • Packets available for pickup at the start line for registrations made between June 27 and July 10. Pickup Friday night 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Saturday. 4:45 - 7:15 a.m.
  • Please ensure that your mailing address is listed correctly on your online account to avoid any delays.
  • If your packet was mailed and has not arrived by ride day, please check in at the Cascade info booth at the start line. 
  • Purchase all add-ons prior to the packet mailing deadline or your transportation tickets will not arrive with your packet. 
Packet Pickup
  • Packets may be picked up at the start line. Friday night 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Sat. 4:45 - 7:15 a.m.
  • There is no registration available on the day of the ride. Order online in advance.

Add-Ons

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

  • Return Transportation - SOLD OUT. Standby list available($80) Saturday , Sunday, or Monday return transportation to Seattle for rider and bicycle. Cutoff date is July 3.  
  • Bike-Only Return Transportation - SOLD OUT. ($45) Return transportation to Seattle for your bike only. Cutoff date is July 3 or sell out, whichever comes first.
  • Event Parking - ($15 per day) Parking pass for your vehicle at the start line. AVAILABLE IN PERSON.
  • Bike Box Transportation - ($20) One-way bike box transportation from start line to Portland. AVAILABLE IN PERSON.
  • 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, can also be purchased when picking up your bike

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available for Seattle to Portland (STP) registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. Scholarship application closes 7/3/22

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START LINE

SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022

One-day riders only:  5:00 - 5:30 a.m.
Two-day riders:  5:30 -7:30 a.m.
  • Please arrive at the start line with plenty of time, and listen to the announcer for any last minute route changes and safety reminders.
  • To ensure food stops and locations are available to you, please start during official times. If you fall behind the official food stop times, you will be considered behind the ride, and support will be limited.
  • Riders will be sent in 10-minute waves beginning with one-day riders only. All two-day riders will be started prior to 7:30 a.m.
Start Line Packet Pickup: 

Available: Friday night 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or Sat. 4:45 - 7:15 a.m. 

Arrive at the start line with:
  • Rider Bib # 
  • Luggage, tagged (2 bags; each 20 lbs or less). See baggage service for more details.

    You are responsible for loading your luggage onto the correct truck! Your luggage will not be waiting for you if you do not pay attention to the truck's destination. Confirm the closest drop location with your host prior to the event.
  • Bike number fixed on your bike and helmet
  • Official route map (provided at start line and online)
  • Bike prepped:
    • Tires pumped
    • Bike bag packed (tools, snacks, and layers)
    • Breakfast was eaten (make it a good one!)
    • Water bottles filled
    • Sunscreen applied

Location:

University of Washington, E-18 Parking Lot

Please follow these directions to the start line, or you could be caught in bicycle traffic anytime after 5:00 a.m.

Teaser image of STP 2022 startline layout

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Getting There

Driving

From either direction on I-5, take the NE 45th St. exit (#169). Head east on NE 45th through the University District and down the viaduct; turn left at the light and follow the "STP Parking" signs past the golf range on your right. Turn right on Mary Gates Way, go one block to Clark Road and take another right. Follow this straight into the E-18 parking lot. Once in the lot signs will direct you to either the drop-off area or the overnight parking area. If you are just dropping off a rider, there is no parking fee.

Biking

Just a few extra miles? No problem! The UW is off of the Burke-Gilman Trail. You can get to the Burke from North/South/East or West. Exit the trail near the light rail station for an easy crossing of Montlake Blvd.

Light Rail

On Saturday, Link light rail will run every 12 minutes between 4:30-5:30 a.m and every 8 minutes between 5:54 and 8:50 a.m. Bicyclists are welcome to bring their bicycles onto Link trains to get to the STP start line at Husky Stadium. New Link car models have capacity for six bicycles. More details can be found here.  

Questions? Email bicycles@soundtransit.org.

Parking

Pre-event parking on Friday night
  • Lot opens at 6:00 p.m. on Friday

  • Must purchase in advance via registration (add-on instructions), or during Friday bag drop 

  • Cost: $15 per day

  • The UW does not allow tent camping.  You will be asked to remove your tent.  There are irrigation systems that are not meant to handle camping stakes. You will be responsible for any damage caused. There are no legal public camping options in Seattle city limits. 

  • We will also offer a special Friday night bag and/or bike drop for a small fee. For more info click here.

Parking on Saturday, Sunday & Monday

  • Lot opens at 4 a.m. Saturday

  • Cost: $15 a day

  • Purchase in advance via registration add-on, at packet pickup, or at the start line

  • All cars must be out of the lot by 5 p.m. on Monday

Map of available parking for STP 2022

OFFICIAL MIDPOINT

Location:

Centralia College 600 Centralia College Blvd Centralia, WA 98531
30 acres of camping space, 200+ showers, food vendors, full cafeteria, beer garden and parking for RV and support vehicles.

Getting there:

All Personal Support Vehicles (PSVs) should be following the specific instructions for drivers. Please stay off of the riders' route as much as possible. Stay in the vicinity of your rider and only come to their aid when called. We have enough support on the route for you to ride without personal support. If you must have it, we ask that you follow the instructions provided and keep the event safe.

Parking:

Please see the Centralia College page for more details on the parking of support vehicles, transportation around town, and RV parking.  

Bike Corral:

Continuously staffed by the Centralia Reserve Police Department during your stay for a small fee. Visit local establishments via public bus system to various locations in Centralia, such as Centralia Thorbeck’s, Nazarene Church, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and antique malls. We recommend placing your bike in the bike corral if you intend on using the public bus system. If you have any questions about this new location, please call the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce at (360) 748-8885.

Food & Amenities:

Free tent camping is available at Centralia College as well as other indoor camping options for a fee. Beer garden, vendors, food for purchase, live entertainment, and sponsor booths will all be on-campus.  See the Centralia College STP webpage for full details.

Recovery Station: 

Washington Sports Massage Team on site! The Washington Sports Massage Team will be providing massages at the midpoint at Centralia College. Riders are welcome to stop by and receive a much-deserved sports massage to help them so they can continue their ride to Portland. A 15-minute massage is $25.   

New to STP?  Please note that Centralia is the official midpoint, but not the only overnight location.

The majority of riders overnight here as it splits their days equally and has the festive atmosphere of a large cycling event. However, if you would like to ride longer on your first day and shorter on your second there are many other options along the route. There are a limited number of hotels in the area, and rooms often sell out before STP registration opens. A variety of community groups, nonprofits, schools, and churches open their doors to riders along the STP route.  Accommodation is available anywhere from Centralia (mile 103) to Kelso (mile 150) and varies from camping to private rooms. Please see the lodging page for more details.  

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FINISH LINE

Preview image of STP 2022 finish line map

PDF icon STP 2022 Finish Line Map v7.6.pdf

Immediate Bike Loading

If you are taking STP transportation, please load your bike as soon as you cross the finish line. Bike trucks take longer to fill than buses, which means the longer they take to load, the longer you wait for your bike in Seattle. Loading your bike also allows you to enjoy the festival without fear of theft or needing to lock your bike.

Bicycle Security

Do not leave your bike unlocked and unattended during the finish line festival. Bike theft is a major issue in Portland, just as it is in every city. Please either load your bike on the transport trucks, lock them on the fencing provided near the beer garden or use the bike corral in Holladay Park.

There is an outdoor bike corral near the finish line, but this is not for overnight storage or for anyone using STP transportation back to Seattle. The bike corral hours are from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Food Ticket

Use the food voucher on your riders bib and redeem it for a meal at the finish line. Food vendors to be announced. Beer garden will serve riders 21+ with ID.

Food trucks available include Athena's Gyros, DeAngelo's Pizza, and Comida Kin. Cono Sur and Georgetown Brewing will host the wine and beer gardens respectively.

Showers

Personal changing stations and shower wipes will be available for riders to use for a quick rinse before heading back home on a bus or before sitting down to enjoy the beer and wine gardens.

Location

Holladay Park

NE 11th Ave and Holladay St

Portland, OR

Host Hotel: Double Tree- Lloyd Center, across the street from the finish line festival.  

By transit

The MAX light rail is conveniently located by Lloyd Center and travels to and from downtown.

By car

From I-5 southbound or northbound - take exit #302A (City Center/Rose Quarter). Follow the exit to NE Weidler St. and head east. Follow this to NE 9th Ave., and take a right, then take a left on Multnomah St. The finish line at Holladay Park will be on your right between NE 11th and NE 13th Ave., just south of Lloyd Center. There are many public parking lots in the area for the local businesses and some require a parking fee.

Schedule

Saturday, July 16 2022 from 3 - 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 17 2022 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

All finish line services open and close at these times.

Booths

 

Contacts: 
Day-of-event emergency number
Emergency Number (Day of Event only)
(206) 841-9665
Cascade Bicycle Club
info@cascade.org
206-522-3222
E1 Parking Lot University of Washington
3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98103
United States