About the ride

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Start Line 9am-11am 

Schooner Exact Brewery 

3901 1st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134 

The Schooner Exact Brewery is located just south of the West Seattle bridge. There are multiple locations for this venue on most GPS and mapping sites, so please use this address.


Parking is not available at the brewery, but there are plenty of parking options within 1 mile.  If you live close-by, come on over by bike!

  • 1st Ave S has about 100 spaces on both sides of the road (south of Spokane Street to Schooner Exact).
  • A huge covered parking area is located under the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street between 1st and 3rd. At least 200 spots can be found here.
  • Lots of parking can be found north of Spokane Street in SoDo; park and ride one mile to the start. 

Route support

By Car

We will have two support cars en route for this event in case riders need a hand.  It’s always best to have your own personal plan, cash, supplies to fix a flat, etc when you do any ride.  The rider emergency number for all events is 206-841-9665.  

By Bike

The Outriders will be in white and green Cascade jerseys with OUTRIDER bibs.  They are experienced volunteers and have ridden many if not all of Cascade's events.  They are available to help with minor mechanical issues, help you flag down a support vehicle, or answer questions about the route, the event logistics, and riding in general.  Wave hello as you see them along the route! 

Bike Mechanics

There will be bike mechanics from Montlake Bike Shop at both the start line and midpoint.  

Food & drink

New this year!  Registration will include lunch at the Schooner Exact Brewery finish line festival, along with (2) complimentary drinks and a sweet giveaway item.  

You will find coupons on your rider bib that can be redeemed for beverages at both breweries and lunch at the finish line. If you lose these coupons, you are on your own to purchase beverages & food. In addition to these complimentary drinks. we will have a fully-stocked rest stop at Airways Brewery including snacks from Taco TimeWilcox Family Farms, KIND Bar, Seattle Bagel Bakery and Just Fruit. If you choose to select a soft drink instead of sample-size beer, redeem your coupon at  the rest stop tent.  

Schooner Exact Finish Line Festival

11:30 - 4:30 p.m.    Enjoy live music and redeem your tickets for a cold beer and a hot lunch of either a pulled pork sandwich or a veggie Field Roast bratwurst.  This year, Kerloo Cellars will be offering a wine pour if you prefer a wine tasting over beer, and don't forget to pick up your sweet freebie at the Cascade Tent.   A bike corral will be open from 11-4:30pm.  You must have your bib number to take a bike of out of the corral (for full security, please lock your bike).  

Stop by the Raleigh booth with your best costume and goofiest pose to take some pre and post-ride snapshots in their onsite photo booth.

If you're worried about sore muscles or a throbbing head after the event stop by the First Aid Shot Therapy booth.  They'll be sampling product to help you take care of both!

Enjoy live music from Artie & The Chow Chows 12-4pm! 

Route Options

(Course closes at 3:30pm)

15-mile route - Tukwila & Back - Suggested start time 10am-11am

This route is ideal for folks not wanting to ride the full 30-mile course.  After enjoying the Duwamish and Green River Trails, riders turn around at the Allentown Bridge in Tukwila and head back via Airport Way.  Riders may also avoid the traffic completely by riding this route as an out & back on the trail.  Just turn around on the Green River Trail anytime you like and follow the route back.  

GPS map available here

30-mile route - Suggested start time 9am-10am

With only 250 feet of climbing and about 20 miles of trails, this is the classic route that we encourage everyone to try out. You’ll ride out of SODO through South park, then ride on bike trails to Airways Brewery. After your pitstop you head back via the Green River Trail to Tukwilla and then home via Allentown, Airport Way and Georgetown. Note: the ride home is flat but quite often there is a head wind, especially on Airport Way. Please save something in the tank for the ride home. Alternately, riders may also choose to ride back via the Green River Trail through South Park (making the ride an out-and-back) if they wish to avoid the wind on Airport Way.

GPS map available here

40-mile route - Green River Extension - Suggested start time 9am-10am

Thirty miles not quite long enough for you? Kick it up a notch with the extra nine mile loop! This is a very pleasant loop that connects the Green River and Interurban Trails. After rounding through Kent clockwise via the trails, riders can join the fun at the Airways Brewery Rest Stop. After your pit stop you head back north via the Green River trail to Tukwilla and then home via Allentown, Airport Way and Georgetown. Note: The ride home is flat but quite often there is a head wind, especially on Airport Way. Remember to save something in the tank for the ride home, and start by 10:30 a.m. at the latest for this longer route. See 30-mile notes for alternate return route options.

GPS map available here

Events Producer
Stacey Nakagawa
Bike 'n Brews registration