is a camping trip. Overnight venues will be in parks, municipal fields and on school grounds.
It's possible that you may desire a night's respite from tenting. Or perhaps you love to cycle, but hate to camp.
If you do make lodging arrangements away from the RAW campsite(s), please be sure to please let the RAW staff know where you'll be that night and secure your extra luggage in the truck for the night
Finally, no luggage support between campgrounds and private lodging is offered; you will be required to make those arrangements. It’s best to pack a smaller day pack along if you plan on staying at hotels so that you can transport your overnight gear via bicycle to and from the venue.
You may wish to contact the Silver Cloud Inn in Seattle's University District. Silver Cloud Inn does not have a SeaTac Airport shuttle, but they will shuttle you to and from RAW buses at Sand Point. The Silver Cloud Inn also is adjacent to the famed 20+ miles-long Burke-Gilman Trail, which is ideal for cycling or walking. Cyclists coming from outside of Washington or Puget Sound also may be interested in bike shipment (RAW Ride Guide, page 7).
Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle-University District
5036 - 25th Ave. NE
Seattle WA 98105
(206) 526-5200 or (800) 205-6940
Download information on discounted rates (PDF). Reservations must be made by July 19 to ensure room and rate availability.
Complimentary Silver Cloud Shuttle to RAW staging area leaves between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily.
The van leaves the hotel on the hour and half hour. Reservations are advised, and can be made at the front desk. Space is limited and passengers are loaded on a first-reserved basis. Please convene in the lobby 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We will know how many are at Silver Cloud Inn, and will not leave Seattle until all have arrived to Sand Point.
Returning to the Hotel
You may schedule your pick-up time with the front desk or call the hotel when you are ready. Scheduled pick-ups are typically made between 15 minutes and 45 minutes after the hour.
All hotels listed below are close to the start (except the hostel).
- Travelodge 4725 25th NE (206) 525-4612
- University Inn 4140 Roosevelt Way NE (800) 733-3855
- Watertown Hotel 4242 Roosevelt Way NE (866) 944-4242
- Hostelling International, downtown Seattle 888-622-5443
A route lodging list will be provided in the 2011 RAW Ride Guide, available in December. In the meantime, we suggest using Google and other online means to find hotels. Note that RAW does not provide shuttles to and from these hotels; riders are responsible for their own transportation.