Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How Hilly is the ride?
A: The 45-, 65-, 100-mile routes are very hilly. The 45 mile route has 3 major climbs that are between 1 and 2 miles long and for the 65 mile route add another major climb. The 100 mile route has a total of 5 major climbs and is very difficult.
Q: What if I can not make it the entire distance?
A: The route maps will show some short-cuts to get back to Marymoor Park but none of them are flat so please be prepared for a hard ride. Due to the large number of riders we have very limited rider transport available.
Q: Are the roads closed to vehicle traffic?
A: No, the roads are open to vehicle traffic so you must obey all the rules of the road. Stop at stop signs and ride no more than two abreast. Please ride single file as much as possible.
Q: Where does my entry fee go?
A: The Flying Wheels is a fundraiser for Cascade Bicycle Club.
Q: Do both riders on a tandem need to register for the ride?
A: Yes, for services and liability reasons both riders must each complete and sign a registration form.
Q: Do I have to belong to the CBC to go on this ride?
A: No, but you receive a member discount on the entry fee if you are.
Q: Where is the best place to park? How much does it cost?
A: Marymoor Park has lots of parking just follow the Flying Wheels Parking signs. Cost is $5.
Q: If I pre-register and get my packet mailed to me do I need to check in at the start line?
A: No you don’t need to check in at the start. You will need to pick up a route map that will be available in the registration area. Course opens at 8 am for the 100 mile riders.
Q: If I have a flat or other mechanical problems will there be someone to help me?
A: Yes we will have mechanics on the route in set locations to assist riders.