About the ride

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Start Line

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 

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. 

Packet pick-up

9:00-11:00 a.m. Look for the Cascade tent in the Schooner Exact parking lot. Register before April 22nd and your packet will be mailed.

Route support

We will have two support cars en route for this event in case riders need a hand. The Cascade Ride hotline number for all events is 206-841-9665 You should be aware that because of the intricate and trail nature of this event, it may take a long time to reach you- you will need to find your way to a road and have a good idea of where you are located if you need to be picked up. It’s always best to have your own personal plan, cash, supplies to fix a flat, etc when you do any ride. Riders will always stop to help you change a flat but if you don’t have an extra tube or fix it kit, pump, you may be out there for a while. The mechanics can be found at the start line and at Airways Brewery.

Food & drink

New this year!  Registration will include lunch at the 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. 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

12 - 5 p.m.    Enjoy live music, take a selfie at our photo booth and redeem your tickets for a cold beer and hot lunch.  Don't forget to pick up your sweet freebie at the Cascade Tent. 

Route Options

30-mile route - Seattle Bike-n-Brews

With only 250 feet of climbing and about 20 miles of trails, this is the classic route that we encourage everyone to try out this year. 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 Interurban 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 the Interurban Trail and 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 & Cue sheet 

40-mile route - Seattle Bike-n-Brews Green River Extension 

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 clcckwise via the trails, riders can join the fun at the Airways Brewery Rest Stop. After your pit stop you head back north via the Interurban 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 the Interurban Trail and 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 & Cue sheet 

Contacts: 
Events Producer
Peter Verbugge
peterv@cascadebicycleclub.org
Bike 'n Brews registration