RAW Tour Details

Event date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 7:00am

 

REGISTRATION 

Schedule

Rider Limit: 250

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 10 a.m. - Registration opens

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Remaining registration balance due

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 11:59 p.m - Regular registration closes.

this tour is likely to sell out, so register early! 

Online registration pricing

$1,090 total adult price

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT*

$270 Non-refundable deposit

* A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on RAW

COMPLETE PAYMENT DUE prior to may 1

Final payment of $820 is due by May 1. See instructions for paying your remaining balance.

Additional items

  • Bus ride & bike transport to the start point Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 - $75  
  • Bus ride & bike transport from the finish point Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 - $75
  • Bike only transport to/from the start and/or finish location - $40 each way
  • Unsecured parking at the UW Lot E4 (bus pickup location) - $40.  Pre-pay online, a limited amount of passes will be available day-of. 
  • Luggage drop off (pre-event at Cascade office) - $5 per bag/item
  • Bike storage at Cascade Bicycle Club (post-event) - $10 per day

Paper registration

Paper registration forms must be received by May 1, 2019.  Paper registration includes a $15 surcharge. Form available on Feb 6, 2019.

RAW RIDE GUIDE & FLASH

The RAW Ride Guide will be updated in early 2019. The daily FLASH issues, which include itineraries, sights and other info, will be available a month before the event. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

For those unfamiliar with RAW, it’s a week-long camping tour. But know this: we really camp in style. All your luggage and camp gear is carried by our gear trucks. Riders are provided with three nutritious meals per day. Hot breakfasts and dinners are served in camp, and lunches are served at scenic lunch stops along the way. A deluxe hot shower truck follows us to every campsite. Plus, we will have beer generously donated by Fremont Brewing.

Due to our low number of riders, we never have long lines for anything during the week, plus we can offer much better campsite venues than most large tours!

 Here are a few highlights of what you can expect on RAW:  

 

                    

CAMP IN COMFORT
  • Pre-arranged, safe camping venues.
  • OK’s also provides the best hot (or cold if you like) showers you’re likely to ever have on a bike tour. There is never a long shower line on RAW!
  • RAW’s overnight venues are predominantly at County Parks, schools, fairgrounds and State Parks. Other venues and parks are used if they are located where needed and meet RAW’s needs. Some venues are alcohol-free (schools etc).
  • Your baggage is transported for you, waiting to be picked up when you arrive at the next venue. Note: You must load your own bag each morning
AMAZING ROAD SUPPORT
  • A professional on-road support team providing outstanding support during the ride. We offer at least three set stops per day: mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack stops in additional to the lunch stop.
  • Mechanical support is provided. The labor is free, parts are at retail.
  • Cool morning clothing, warmers and jackets, can be jettisoned at water stops to be picked up in camp.
DELICIOUS MEALS
  • Hardy, hot breakfasts and suppers, and prepared lunches to be given out on the road are provided by a catering crew. Interesting and flavorful vegetarian fare can be provided if requested on your registration form. Vegans may take what they can, but are advised to pack their own victuals; refrigeration will be provided for marked containers.
END OF THE DAY
  • Brief daily early-evening meetings will be held to discuss the following day’s route and any and all concerns. Committee members and RAW volunteers can be approached anytime with any question or concern you may have. RAW is a little better every year because of rider comments and suggestions. Don’t be shy.
  • Each evening riders are free to relax, “schmooze,” partake of offered activities or explore the local area. Expect fun entertainment and theme events such as Fremont Brewing Happy Hour, Wine Tastings, Poetry Slam and other fun stuff. We also feature informative and entertaining talks by local presenters.
AND MORE. . . 
  • The RAW tour, limited to 250, affords the opportunity for you to meet someone who rides like you, as well as to get to know some who don’t. You won’t feel lost in a crowd and you'll make friendships that will last a lifetime. There is a reason we get over 50% returning riders every year on RAW.

PREPARE FOR RAW

Want to train with others and finish strong? The Cascade Training Series (CTS) is designed for you. Registration for CTS is January 8, 2019.

We highly recommend purchasing independent trip insurance, to cover the unexpected. Allianz provides travel protection plans. Read each plan carefully to determine which is best for you.