Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland Virtual Challenge

Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland is now virtual!

July 18 to August 6, 2020

The Seattle to Portland (STP) 

Registration opens July 1

Were you planning on riding this year? Upset that it was canceled due to COVID? You still can! If you have always wanted to ride, but time, life, and distance were getting in the way this is your year. Take the journey from Seattle to Portland from your own home. We will take you on a virtual journey along the way and cannot wait to open up this iconic event to folks around the world to participate! This year STP will meet you where you are both in location and ability.  Finish the 200+ mile journey by committing to as little as 10 miles a day or as many as 200 in one day!

ONLINE REGISTRATION  AND CHALLENGE RULES

Registration open July 1- August 1!
Hit the green "Register" button above to register on the Rideshark platform.
Take the STP Challenge!

July 18 to August 6

  • Create a free account on the online platform to track your miles
    • Ride as an individual or create teams to challenge friends and family across the globe!
  • Commit to a daily riding goal to reach the 200 miles
    • Between July 18- Aug 6 ride 200 miles in as few as 1 day or as many as 20!
      • e.g. 4-day personal challenge, I will ride 50 miles a day for 4 days in a row to get to 200!
  • Ride anytime in the 20-day window
  • Log your miles on the challenge and watch a virtual journey unfold 
    • You will earn badges as you reach the traditional food stops on route
    • Learn about the history of STP, the region, and Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes.
    • Participants can log miles on a bike, stationary bike, any human powered rolling device (scooter, roller skates, whatever), and even running miles for their journey to Portland! Commit to riding the same thing everyday or make it a multi-modal journey to Portland.

Merchandise

Profits from Virtual STP merchandise packages will benefit our partner non-profits:

$25 Finisher Package:

STP Virtual Challenge Finisher Patch, commemorative bib, and sticker, shipping included

Purchase STP Finisher Package

$45 T-shirt and buff package (includes Finisher package)

For $20 more, participants add both a Virtual STP T-shirt and a 50th anniversary Cascade Bicycle Club buff to the Finisher Package

Purchase STP T-shirt package

 

Altrusa International. Hosts of our Lexington stop and supports food security programs, adult literacy programs, and meeting the many needs of the Kelso/Lexington area.

Spanaway Middle School. Every year, Spanaway Middle School raises funds for their after school programming, including a Major Taylor bicycle club through support the STP food stop.

St. Helens High School. The hosts of our St. Helens stop, the final official free food stop along route brings music education and opportunity for St. Helens High School students.

Every year, Cascade Bicycle Club hosts official food stops for riders and the money from registration fees distribute approximately $100,000 in donations across those organizations, plus all of the individual contributions. The cancelation of the ride means that all of our partner organizations are also struggling to meet annual fundraising goals.  Cascade Bicycle Club has been supported by some of these organizations for decades and we will continue to support them through this challenge.  STP does not happen without them and they are so important to our future. 

COVID-19 Guidelines for participating in Virtual STP

  • Know the phase of reopening in your locale. This challenge will be taking place all over the world and everyone's restrictions will be different.
  • Plan your route well in advance and know what's open or closed along your route.
  • Consider doing loops from your home so that your "pit stops" are always back home.
    • Avoid multiple stops at locations to refuel, rehydrate.
    • Don't take unnecessary risks like attempting a solo, unsupported, 100-mile ride. 3 x 33-mile loops from your home is much safer!
  • Wear a mask if riding with others and follow your local COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
  • Remember to Recreate Responsibly.

Did you know STP supports our mission to improve lives through bicycling?

Your registration for the Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland raises funds for Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes. Your STP registration makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes. The STP is a major economic boost to the areas we ride through. Your registration fee not only supports Cascade Bicycle Club in its mission to improve lives through bicycling, but also contributes tens of thousands every year to schools, non-profits, and other community groups who provide services for our food stops and our finish line.  

Thanks to our Title Sponsor - Kaiser Permanente

We’re excited to announce Kaiser Permanente as the title sponsor of the 41st Annual Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland! We’re thrilled and grateful to have Kaiser Permanente’s support on the road to Portland. 

 

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The Cascade Bicycle Club would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

Contacts: 
Cascade Bicycle Club
info@cascade.org
206-522-3222
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