About the Ride

Start/Finish Location

King County's Marymoor Park Velodrome east-end parking lot. 

Bike to the start line

Save the gas and add some miles. Bike to the start! Marymoor Park is easily accessible by bike via the Marymoor Connector Trail, which connects both the East Lake Sammamish Trail and the Sammamish River Trail to the start line area.

Driving directions

From Seattle, take I-90E to I-405. Go north to SR 520E toward Redmond. 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 and then follow the Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels parking signs near the east end of the park. Registration is in the parking lot in front of the baseball fields at the east end of the park - please, no rider parking in this lot.  Follow the signs to the Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels parking area where Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels riders park for free.

​Start line schedule

  • 6:30 to 7 a.m. for 100-mile riders self-seeding
  • 7 to 7:30 a.m. for 67-mile riders
  • 7:30 to 8 a.m. for 45-mile riders
  • 8 to 9 a.m. for 23-mile riders
  • 9 a.m. Start line closes

​*For packet pick-up and day of registration schedule see registration page

Free hard boiled eggs at the start line

New this year, Wilcox Family Farms will be onsite at the Flying Wheels start line distributing free samples of their 100% organic and cage free hard boiled eggs.  Wilcox Farms is a 4th generation family business that continues the tradition of sustainable farming by providing the Northwest with quality, local egg products. 

​2015 finish line festival details updated by May 1, 2015

​Finish Line Festival

  • 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Seattle Sausage booth & Schooner Exact Beer Garden hours
  • 1 - 5 p.m.
    Washington Sports Massage & other booths hours
  • 5  p.m.
    Finish Line Festival closes

Get a massage

Back by popular demand, the expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will be at the Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels finish line to soothe your weary riding muscles. Massages are only $18 for a 15 minute massage (cash and credit accepted). This is WSMT's twentieth year working on tired muscles. If you miss them at Flying Wheels, catch them at the STP midpoint or in Bellingham during RSVP.

Kick back and relax

Whether you take on the ride yourself or come out to cheer on your friends, Alaska Airlines Flying Wheels is a great day for everyone. Grab a beer and a hot sandwich and kick back on the grass. We’ll be playing music and having a good time all day long.

Visit the Cascade Booth

Visit the Cascade booth to purchase event t-shirts or become a Cascade member. Remember, members get discounts on all Cascade events -- and membership fees support Cascade programs that make bicycling safer and more accessible to all.

Rebecca Sorensen
Cascade Bicycle Club- Events Team
Register for Flying Wheels