About the ride

What to expect:

Enjoy 100 miles of low-travelled scenic Pacific Northwest back roads and trails. The ride will begin with a rolling start at Marymoor Park in Redmond from 7 - 7:30 a.m., and will finish at Boundary Bay Brewery in downtown Bellingham. 

Packet pick-up

Packet pick-up will be available for riders in the upstairs conference room at Gregg's Cycles in Green Lake from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Packets can also be picked up at the start line in Marymoor Park starting at 6:15 a.m. on the morning of the event.

Start line

Open from 6:15 - 7:30 a.m. for packet pick-up and baggage loading. Start line and parking map available here. Enjoy complimentary drip coffee from Motofish, snacks including frésbars and fresh fruit from Whole Foods.  A mechanic from Montlake Bicycle Shop will be onsite beginning at 6:15 a.m. Bike rentals from Montlake Bicycle Shop can be picked up at the start line, see FAQs for more information.
 
King County's Marymoor Park Rugby Fields, Redmond, WA (Map)

Driving directions to start line

From I-5 north take the SR 520 exit just north of downtown Seattle heading east towards Redmond.  From I-5 south either take SR 520 (toll) or take I-90 east to I-405 north to SR 520 east (Redmond) exit.  Stay on 520 for approximately 7 (or 4) miles and take the exit to King County's Marymoor Park (W. Lake Sammamish Parkway).

At the light at the bottom of the exit take a right, then at the next light take a left into the park. Follow the road through the park to the World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 parking signs near the east end of the park. Free overnight & start line parking will be available for all participants.
 
You must, however, pick up a parking pass from the registration tent and display it in your vehicle or you will risk being ticketed.

 

Route

Download a PDF of the route and cuesheet here. A downloadable GPS route is available on the Garmin Connect webpage. 

Rest Stops

All rest stops outlined below will have water, a first aid kit and sanicans available (except the lemonade stand)
 
Breakfast stop in Machias (Mile 27.5)

Open from 8-11 a.m.
Breakfast themed snacks and beverages including complimentary Theo Chocolate, kettle boiled, locally handcrafted mini bagels from Seattle Bagel Bakery and beverages from Odwalla.  A mechanic from Performance Bicycles will be onsite to help with any maintenance problems.
 
Honest Tea Refreshment Stop in Arlington (Mile 44.4)

Open from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hydration from Honest Tea and snacks including LÄRABARs and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market, as well as mechanical support from Gregg's Cycle.
 
Lunch stop in Conway (Mile 66.6)
Open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Full lunch provided by Skagit River Produce:  sandwiches, organic salads and freshly baked pie along with cold beverages, and other healthy snacks. Everything will be served up in style by fabulous volunteers. A mechanic from Performance Bicycles will be onsite to help with any maintenance problems.
 
Afternoon Allen Community Park stop  (Mile 86.5)
Open from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Take a break, enjoy an ice cold Vita Coco; salty snacks to replenish those electrolytes; and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market before tackling the final stretch on beautiful Chuckanut Drive. Performance Bicycles will be onsite to help with any final mechanical needs.

Finish line party at Boundary Bay Brewery (Mile 104)
Open from 2 - 7 p.m.
Finish your ride by rolling into downtown Bellingham for a finish line festival and complimentary post-ride BBQ and two (2) beverages from the legendary Boundary Bay Brewery. Friends and family members are welcome and will have the opportunity to purchase a meal as well. You will have your choice of one of several great selections from the beer garden menu including beef, lamb, salmon and veggie burgers with fries or a side salad -- this is perfect post-ride recovery food! There is plenty of free street parking in the area for those getting picked up. 
 
Expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will be at the Red-Bell finish line to soothe your weary riding muscles. Massages will be $18 for a 15 minute massage (cash and credit cards will be accepted).
 
The finish line party will be open from 2 - 7 p.m., but no reason to end the party there. We strongly suggest you stay the night at one of the hotel partners mentioned on the side bar and enjoy Bellingham’s famous hospitality. Check out the Bellingham Herald for other happenings in town.
Post-ride hot showers will be available, from 2 - 6:30 p.m. at the Bellingham YMCA, 1256 N State St, Bellingham, WA  98225 map, (2 blocks from the finish line party). Just show your bib number at the front desk for a free shower!
 

Return transportation

Return transportation is NOT included in the price of the event; you must select and pay for this option on the registration page. Both bus and bike space is limited so please reserve your space in advance. Bus ticket cutoff is June 14, 2014 (or whenever space is sold out).  Note: only registered riders of World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 will be permitted to ride the chartered buses back to Seattle.

For those who have purchased tickets, buses will load in Bellingham at your choice of either Saturday night on June 28, 7 p.m. at Boundary Bay Brewery OR Sunday June 29, 10:00 a.m departure at the Days Inn Hotel.

You must select the appropriate ticket for your choice of departure when purchasing.  (A Saturday night ticket will NOT be good for a Sunday departure). Saturday return bikes may be loaded directly into the truck any time after your arrival in Bellingham.  But, if you are departing on Sunday, you must keep your bike with you overnight at your hotel and then load it on Sunday morning at the Days Inn. Be sure to pack accordingly (back pack) so you can move your luggage and your bike as needed.

The buses and bikes will return to the start line at Marymoor Park at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, and at noon on Sunday, June 29. You must travel with your bike. No bike only tickets are offered. It is understood by those utilizing this service that the maximum liability of Cascade Bicycle Club shall be sixty cents per pound for the actual weight of any lost or damaged articles. Bikes are wrapped in blankets - if you are concerned about scratches, please pack protective foam wrap for your bicycle.

 

Baggage service

You will have the opportunity to load your gear at the start line onto our baggage truck, which will carry it to your choice of Boundary Bay Brewery or the Days Inn Hotel. Limit your baggage to two cubic feet in volume, the equivalent of two panniers. Each bag must be well-secured and clearly marked with a luggage tag (detach the tags from your bib). Pack lightly as you will be transporting your own luggage from the baggage drop to the hotel and/or bus loading location. A small back pack is ideal for this or any kind of bag you can transport while riding your bicycle. Note- Cascade Bicycle Club is NOT responsible for lost, stolen or damaged luggage. Please do not pack any valuables or breakable items.

Only registered riders of World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 will be entitled to baggage service.

Mechanical & Road support

We will be providing professional mechanical support at the start line and rest stops along the way. Labor is free, but please be prepared to pay for parts. If you break down or need any sag support you will be transported to the nearest rest stop for assistance. World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100 is a challenging event, requiring endurance and training. Please be prepared for the event by having your bike professionally serviced and being properly trained.
 

Refund policy

Up to 30 days before the event, a registered rider is eligible for a 75% refund.
 
No refunds will be given for any reason, medical or otherwise, 29 days or fewer before the event. Riders may, however, transfer their fully paid registration up to 4 days prior to the event (deadline is Tuesday, June 24 by 5:00 pm CST).
 
For any refund or transfer related questions please contact info@worldbicyclerelief.org or call 312.664.3836 M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST. 
 
Please note that all donations made on behalf of riders for this event are non-refundable at any time.
 
Contacts: 
World Bicycle Relief
info@worldbicyclerelief.org
312.664.3836