Portland to Seattle Bus,
Friday, July 16, 2010
The Portland Wheelmen Touring Club (PWTC) offers Friday transportation from Portland to Seattle. Buses and trucks depart from the DoubleTree Hotel at the finish line. Overnight parking is available for $24 (additional information will be included with your Friday bus registration card). Loading begins at 8:30 am Friday, July 16, and the last bus departs at 10:00 a.m. (no earlier), to arrive at the McMahon Dormitory on the University of Washington campus at approximately 1:30 p.m. Bikes will be at the same location and need to be picked up by 3 pm on Friday. See the Seattle lodging information to make housing arrangements near University of Washington. Bikes will be wrapped in moving blankets; they do not need to be broken down or boxed!
To reserve your spot, send a $60 check and a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) payable to:
PWTC - STP Bus
c/o Leo Tsou
1614 NE 56th Avenue
Portland OR, 97213
YOU MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSES STAMPED ENVELOPE. If you want overnight parking at the DoubleTree Hotel, include an additional $24. Unlimited seating through July 1, after this date email Leo Tsou for space availability. There will be NO REFUNDS. If for some reason you cannot use your reserved space on the bus, resale of your space is permitted but it is yours to sell. For additional information about the Portland bus email Leo Tsou or call 503-351-9665. Friday bus confirmations and parking tickets will be mailed in your SASE.
To the University of Washington from Portland
A return transportation package can be purchased in advance for $60 at the same time you register for Group Health STP. The transportation package includes bus passage for you and truck passage for your bicycle. Bicycle only tickets can also be purchased for $30. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, you may also purchase return transportation AFTER you register at Packet Pickup July or online, , but there is a $10 late fee per ticket (bus & bike) and a $5 late fee per ticket for bike only. One bus & bike per registered rider.
NO bus tickets will be sold at the start line in Seattle the morning of the ride. There is limited space on the return transportation and we typically do sell out of space. NO REFUNDS or replacements will be given for unused or lost tickets.
If you have already registered for the event but need to add a return transportation ticket you can do this in one of three ways. We recommend ordering return transportation online. You may also do so by mail with a check payable to Cascade Bicycle Club PO Box 15165 Seattle, WA 98115 or at packet pickup. Note: late fees apply for adding transportation AFTER you register.
Please load your bicycle on the trucks as early as possible and keep the ride number affixed to your bicycle. Keep your bib number in your possession to use as a claim check to retrieve your bicycle at the University of Washington before 11:00 p.m. on Sunday or by 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Unclaimed bicycles will be taken to the Cascade Bicycle Club offices and you will be charged a $10 per day storage and handling fee.
Bike Corral Hours
Located in the North end of the University of Washington E-1 parking lot that was used for the start line. Our volunteers will have the bike corral open for pick-up from Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight and Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Estimated bike arrival times (Bicycle trucks hold 200+ bikes and can only leave when full)
Saturday one day riders - bikes by 10 a.m. Sunday
Sunday from finish line - bikes from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday truck - bikes by 10 a.m. Monday
Bike Only Ticket
For $30 you can ship your bike back on the trucks. The same Bike Only ticket is good for any of the three days. Bikes will be wrapped in blankets and delivered to the bike corral. Note that the bike trucks will arrive at the estimated times shown. Every precaution is taken to prevent bikes from being scratched or damaged. Cascade Bicycle Club does not provide any insurance to cover damages occurred in transport. If you have concerns in this regard, DO NOT USE the bike transport service..
Saturday, July 17 (One-Day Riders)
Bikes will be loaded from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday on the truck in the lot adjacent to the Finish Line Festival at Holladay Park. Starting at 7:00 p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. passengers may board chartered buses in the parking lot adjacent to the Finish Line Festival. Buses will depart for the University of Washington as they fill.
Due to the very late departure time for the truck transporting the bikes from the finish line they will not be available for pick-up until Sunday morning at 10AM at the University of Washington. If this does not work for you, please make other arrangements. Note: If you are a one-day rider using the return transportation you must finish before by 9:00 p.m. The buses will not wait past this time. The last bus leaves at 9:10 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 (From Finish Line)
Bikes will be loaded from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday on the trucks in the lot west of the Finish Line Festival at Holladay Park. Starting at 12:30 p.m. passengers may board chartered buses in the parking lot adjacent to the Finish Line Festival.
Buses and trucks will depart for the University of Washington as they fill. To minimize the wait time for your bicycle LOAD YOUR BIKE EARLY because the bike trucks take 200+ bikes to fill and can not leave until full! For those spending the night in Portland, one truck will be designated to load bikes on Sunday for a Monday delivery to the University of Washington. If you load your bike on this truck it will be waiting for you when you arrive back in Seattle. If you wait to load your bike on Monday morning you will be waiting from 1 2 hrs for you bike to arrive.
Monday, July 19 (From Doubletree Hotel)
Buses will load Monday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in front of the DoubleTree Hotel (STP’s Host Hotel). Please load your bike on SUNDAY in the truck marked for Monday delivery. This way your bike will be waiting for you at the University of Washington when you get there. If you choose to load your bike on Monday morning be prepared to wait for your bike at the U of W for 1- 2 hours.