STP Ride Details

Event date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 4:45am to Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 7:00pm


Registration  •  Start line  •  Mid-point  •  Finish line


Cost: $145-$160    Rider Limit: 10,000

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, 10 a.m. - Members-only registration opens
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018,  10 a.m. - General public registration opens 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to purchase packet mailing and cutoff for paper forms (if event is not already sold out)
Sunday, July 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Regular registration closes online
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - No day-of-event registration

Want to train with others and finish strong? The Cascade Training Series - (CTS) is designed for you. Find out about CTS and register for CTS


Adult Registration (Age 13+)
  • $145 member price / $160 non-member price
Youth Registration (Ages 1-12)
  • $60 member price / $75 non-member price


  • Packet Mailing - ($20) Save time and have your rider packet mailed
  • Return Transportation - ($70)Saturday, Sunday, or Monday return transportation to Seattle for you and your bike
  • Bike Only Return Transportation - ($40) Return transportation to Seattle for your bike ONLY
  • Event Parking - ($12 per day) parking passes available if you plan to leave your vehicle at the start line
  • Bike Box Transportation - ($40) One-way bike box transportation from Seattle (start line) to Portland
  • Post Event Bike Storage - ($10 per day) Pre-paid bike storage if you are unable to pick your bike before the Monday bike corral closure (UW parking lot E-18)
*Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-on's have cutoff dates and are subject to availability


Packet Mailing
  • Rider packets will not be mailed unless optional packet mailing is purchased ($20)
  • If you have purchased optional packet mailing ($20) your rider packet will be mailed to you approximately one week before the ride
  • 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 our registration booth at the start line. We will be able to look up your registration and get you a replacement bib no problem
Packet Pickup
  • NEW IN 2018: STP packet pickup will be held our Cascade Bicycle Club & WA Bikes Headquarters
  • On the day-of the ride at the specified start line.
For additional Rider Packets details and information CLICK HERE


Scholarships are available for Seattle to Portland registration. To request scholarship aid, please CLICK HERE and complete the form. Scholarship application closes Wednesday, June 27, 2018.


  • Paper registration forms must be received by Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Paper registration includes a $5 surcharge. Form available here.
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One-day riders only:  4:45 - 5:15 a.m.
Two-day riders:  5:15 -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 by 7:30 a.m.
Start Line Packet Pickup: 

Available 4:30 - 7:15 a.m. 

Arrive at the start line with:
  • Rider Bib # and ID (if you haven't picked up your packet)
  • 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. Read signs and please ask volunteers if you are unsure.  If you are in a homestay or a place that is not an official baggage drop be sure to confirm the closest drop location with your host prior to the event.
  • Bike number fixed on your bike and helmet
  • Official route map (provided in packet)
  • Bike prepped:
    • Tires pumped
    • Bike bag packed (tools, snacks, and layers)
    • Breakfast was eaten (make it a good one!)
    • Water bottles filled


University of Washington, E-1 Parking Lot

Please follow these directions to the start line, or you could be caught in bicycle traffic anytime after 4:45 a.m.

Getting there:


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-1 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.


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 July 14th, Link light rail will run every 15 minutes between 5-7:30 a.m. Bicyclists are welcome to bring their bicycles onto Link trains to get to the STP start line at Husky Stadium.  A maximum of four bicycles is allowed on each car. More details can be found here.  

Questions? Email [email protected].


Pre-event parking on Friday night

  • Lot opens at 6 p.m. Friday

  • Must purchase in advance via registration (add-on instructions) at packet pickup, or during Fri. bag drop (see link below)

  • Cost: $12

*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.

*We will also offer a 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: $12/ 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 3 p.m. on Monday


Food & Amenities:

  • Nuun is the official electrolyte drink of STP, and they will be on site to fill your bottles with all of the nutrients you need to get to Portland.

  • Performance Bicycle will be onsite to get you any last minute repairs or tweaks before you hit the road.  (Please have your bike tuned, built, and ready to go before arriving at the start line)

  • Back for a second year, Fonté Coffee Roasters will be serving your pre-race fuel, stop by their booth for a free cold-brew or drip coffee before starting your journey.

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Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
This location has a lot to offer, such as 30 acres of camping space, 200+ showers, food vendors, full cafeteria, beer garden, television viewing areas that will broadcast the Tour de France and parking for RV and support vehicles.


The expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will also be onsite to soothe your weary riding muscles. (cash and credit accepted)

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, but if you must have it we please ask that you follow the instructions provided and keep the event as safe and low on traffic as possible.


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


This bike corral will be continuously staffed by the Centralia Reserve Police Department during your stay in the Centralia area for a small fee. Transportation will be provided via the Centralia Trolley and 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 trolley or public bus systems. 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.  There is a free food stop for one-day riders and food for purchase for others.  Fremont Brewing beer garden, live entertainment, and sponsor booths will all be on-campus.  Free trolley service from the campus to local restaurants and hotels is also available.  See the Centralia College STP webpage for full details.

New to STP?  Please note that Centralia is the official midpoint, 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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load your bike immediately!

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 the Double Tree parking lot.

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.


Holladay Park
NE 11th Ave and Holladay St
Portland, OR

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

Map of Finish Line


Saturday, July 14th from 3 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 15th from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

All finish line services open and close at these times.

*Shower truck is available at the finish line. Showers are free, but towel rentals are $5. (cash only)

Getting there:

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.


  • Kaiser Permanente - Visit the "Thrive Health Bar" for complimentary dried fruits, nuts, and more to take steps towards a healthier, thriving life! While you are there KP will be documenting all the ways Washingtonians thrive with their Thrive Gif Generator, don't miss out!

  • Alaska Airlines- Stop by the Alaska Airlines booth to receive your personalized luggage tag and recharge in custom, leather, power-equipped seats!

  • Performance Bicycle- You can also head over to the Performance Bicycle booth to have one of their awesome mechanics help with any mechanical issues you may have had on the ride

  • RE-Fuel-Grab a free bottle of Darigold Chocolate RE-Fuel to aid your recovery

  • Wilcox Family Farms- on Sunday grab a free sample of Wilcox Family Farms 100% organic and cage-free hardboiled eggs. 

  • Nuun- Our hydration sponsors Nuun will also be onsite with free samples of their electrolyte beverage. 

  • Manitoba Harvest -At Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods we believe in living life with bold hearts and open minds. Passionate and purposeful in our pursuit of better nutrition, our restless curiosity motivates us to uncover delicious new paths to health and well-being. That’s why we’re obsessive about bringing the freshest, highest quality hemp seeds from field to table. Our products include Hemp Hearts, hemp snacks, and hemp protein powder. We are excited to bring the power of hemp to Cascade rides. Learn more at

Food & Drink:

TBA for 2018


You'll also be able to check out product and events from a number of bike-related vendors.  Complete list here.

Day-of-event emergency number
Emergency Number (Day of Event only)
(206) 841-9665
For general information on events and rides
Cascade Bicycle Club
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E1 Parking Lot University of Washington
3924 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98103