Personal Support Vehicles

Driving directions for personal support vehicles (PSVs)

STP riders are well-supported with plenty of food and mechanical support and DO NOT NEED a PSV. Despite this fact, we continue to see an excessive number of PSVs on the cycling route, leading to unsafe and unpleasant riding conditions.

In an effort to ensure the well-being and enjoyment for everyone we ask all car drivers meeting riders to please use the following alternate routes to the six major food stops. The STP route is great for cyclists, not cars. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that we have enough food for the 10,000 registered cyclists, Cascade volunteers, and others working the event, but not for personal support vehicle drivers.  Be courteous to those peddaling hard to make it the 200+ miles from Seattle to Portland and please purchase your own food along the route.  The mini-stops have become amazing fundraiser for local charity groups and clubs, please make use of them and support those communities.  

  1. Mile mark 24–REI Food Stop in Kent.  From I-5 take the SR-405 exit heading east.Then take the SR-181 (West Valley Hwy) heading south. You are now on the STP course so be careful. The REI Mini-stop will be 4 miles ahead on your right at 228th and W. Valley Hwy. DO NOT attempt to pull into the lot

  2. Mile mark 57 – Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Personal Support Vehicles will not have access through the exclusive STP rider only gate. The food stop will also not be accessible to anyone driving on. There is not parking at the food stop, bicycle traffic only. Please arrange a meeting spot in Spanaway or Roy and find your way their from I-5. Please stay off of the small rural roads and help keep yourself and the riders safe!

  3. Mile mark 100– Centralia College Mid-Point Stop in Centralia.  From I-5 take exit 82 and then take a left going back under I-5. Follow Harrison Ave. when it jogs to the left and becomes W. Main Street. Go four blocks and turn right on S. Washington Ave. Go 1 block and the College will be on your left. Note: Food stop for the One Day Riders Only.

  4. Mile mark 143– Riverside Park Food Stop in Lexington.  From I-5 take exit 42( SparksDr) and head west to SR-411, take a right at stop light heading north on SR-411for about a mile. The entrance to the park will be on your right.

  5. Mile mark 172– St.Helens High School Food Stop.  From I-5 after you enter Oregon and before downtown Portland take the Hwy 30 exit and head west on Hwy 30 for 29 miles to St. Helens. Take a Left on Gable St. to get to the High School. When returning you will backtrack on Hwy 30 to I-5. Do not follow the riders route.

  6. Mile mark 202–Finish Line Festival at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, next to Lloyd Center. From I-5 southbound or northbound, take Exit #302A (City Center/Rose Quarter). Follow the exit to NE Weidler St. and head east. Continue to NE 9th Ave., and take a right. Then take a left on Multnomah St. The finish line in Holladay Park will be on your right between NE 11th and 13th Ave., just south of Lloyd Center. Lots of parking in the general area. Most is pay parking lots along Multnomah St.