Location & Parking

Start line location

University of Washington, E-1 Parking Lot

To avoid bicycle traffic exiting south on Montlake Blvd., the area should be approached from the North.

PDF map of start line set-up in E-1 parking lot  Start Line 2014

Driving directions

From either direction on I-5, take the NE 45th St. exit (#169). Go 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. At Mary Gates Way take a right, 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.


Pre-event parking on Friday night

Parking on Friday night is available at the north end of the University of Washington E-1 Parking Lot. Friday night parking must be purchased in advance via the registration form or at REI packet pickups. Cost is $10. The lot opens for STP vehicles at 5 p.m. on Friday. The UW does NOT permit tent camping in the grass next to the parking lot.

Parking on Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Parking is available to participants in the University of Washington E-1 Parking Lot and must be paid for in advance. Parking passes will be sold in advance via your registration form, at packet pickup, and at the Start Line Registration table. Cost is $10 per day. All cars must be out of the lot by 3 p.m. on Monday.