RSVP Ride Details

Event date: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 5:00am to Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Registration  •  Start line  •  Mid-point  •  Finish line

RSVP REGISTRATION

Cost: $144-$200    Rider Limit: 2,500

REGISTRATION PRICING

RATE TIER ENTRY DATE PREMIUM MEMBER BASIC MEMBER
Early registration 1/15/19 - 2/15/19 $144 $160
Regular registration 2/16/19 - 5/31/19 $162 $180
Late registration 6/1/19 - 7/7/19  $180 $200
Youth (ages 1-12) registration  1/8/19 - 7/7/19  $60 $66

*No registrations past 7/7/19 

*When you create an online account, you automatically become a free Cascade basic member. Learn more about our paid premium membership options and benefits here

OPTIONAL REGISTRATION ADD-ONS

  • Packet Mailing - ($10/packet) Save time and have your rider packet mailed
  • Return Transportation - ($75) Sunday return transportation to Seattle for you and your bike
  • Bike Only Return Transportation - ($45) Return transportation to Seattle for your bike ONLY
  • Event Parking - ($20) three-day parking pass available if you plan to leave your vehicle at the start line
  • Bike Box Transportation - ($20) One-way bike box transportation from Seattle (start line) to Vancouver, B.C.
  • Post Event Bike Storage - ($15 per day) Pre-paid bike storage if you are unable to pick your bike before the Sunday bike corral closure (UW parking lot E-1)
*Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-ons have cutoff dates and are subject to availability

RIDER PACKETS

Packet Mailing
  • If you have purchased optional packet mailing ($10) your rider packet will be mailed to you approximately two weeks before the ride
  • Please ensure that your mailing address is listed correctly on your online account to avoid any delays
  • If your packet was mailed and has not arrived by ride day, please check in at our registration booth at the start line. We will be able to look up your registration and get you a replacement bib no problem
Packet Pickup
  • Cascade Bicycling Center - Wednesday, August 21 & Thursday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on both days.
  • On the day of the ride at the start line.
  • (Optional) Early bag drop available on Thursday only during the RSVP packet pickup event for a $5 donation (per bag).
For additional Rider Packet details and information CLICK HERE

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available for RSVP registration. Click here to apply. Scholarship application closes on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

START LINE

Location:

UW E-18 Parking Lot

Schedule:

5 a.m.- Lot opens (no overnight parking prior to the event)
5:30 a.m. - Packet pickup and luggage drop-off opens
5:30-7 a.m. - Start line is open. Please be prompt -- food stops and other groups along the route are coordinated with these departure times.

Baggage Waiver:

Attach a signed copy of the baggage waiver to each bag you will load onto the baggage trucks. The baggage waiver is included in your rider packet.

Getting There:

Bike

Just a few extra miles? No problem! The University of Washington is off of our gem of a trail, the Burke-Gilman Trail. You can get to the Burke from north/south/east or west. Exit the trail near the light rail station for an easy crossing of Montlake Boulevard.

Take Light rail

On the day of the event, trains will run every 15 minutes between 5- 6 a.m. and every 7 minutes between 6-8 a.m.  Bicyclists are welcome to bring their bicycles onto Link trains to get to the RSVP start line at Husky Stadium. A maximum of four bicycles is allowed on each car. Find more details. Questions? Email bicycles@soundtransit.org.

Drive

From I-5 N/S take the SR 520 exit #168B onto SR520, eastbound. Take the first exit off SR520 for Montlake Blvd E. At the light take a left onto Montlake Blvd E. Stay in the right lane as you go over the Montlake Bridge and pass Husky Stadium. The start line and drop off will be in the E18 parking lot on your right. You must enter the lot at the south end. Once in the lot follow the signs to either the drop-off area or overnight parking.

Parking
  • Cost: $20 for a 3-day pass; must be purchased online with registration or from Cascade booth at the start line.
  • Lot opens at 5 a.m.
  • Drop off is free
  • Cars must be out by Sunday evening
  • Parking in E-18 only, enter the parking lot on the South end via Wahkiakum Rd. If you run into a gate arm you are at the wrong entrance. 

 MIDPOINT

Please see the Mid-Ride lodging page for accommodation recommendations and details.

There is not an official midpoint location for RSVP, however, there are plenty of services available to riders in Bellingham. Baggage trucks drop luggage at three different locations. Bag shuttle service is available at an extra cost if you would like your bags transported to a different location. See the Mid-ride lodging page for details. 

Back by popular demand, the expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will be at the Days Inn in Bellingham from 1-8 p.m. to soothe your weary riding muscles. Massages are only $18 for a 15-minute massage (cash and credit accepted). 

Mobile Massage Squad, a team of licensed massage therapists providing massage services to the Seattle Metro area and special events in the region will also be providing Post Event Massages for the RSVP Cyclists at Home2Suites by Hilton, Friday, August 23 from 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Their Post Event Massage Menu includes techniques specifically designed to speed the cyclists' recovery after the first 108 miles from Seattle to Bellingham. 20 - minutes $40 or 30 - minutes $60 (cash or cards accepted). See the Mobile Massage Squad bus and canopy in the parking lot of the hotel.

There will be an official mid-ride party at Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham. They will be offering an onsite bike corral, bike repair station, and happy hour pricing for riders all day (show your rider bib to receive discounts). 

 FINISH LINE

Location:

David Lam Park

1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC

Schedule:

Finish Line Open: 1-8 p.m.

Our Cityride

Stay tuned for 2019!

Getting Back:

Bike Loading:

Load your bike from 4-7:30 p.m. at the finish line

Bus Loading:

Buses load Sunday, Aug. 25

9am-10am outside of David Lam Park

Bike Parking:

There will be a bike corral available during finish line hours, but no overnight storage.

***Do not leave bikes unlocked and unattended.  Bike theft is high in Vancouver, BC. Do not leave bikes in or on top of your car overnight.***

RSVP bike corral

  • No overnight bike corral.
  • If you have purchased transportation, you will load your bike at the finish line on Saturday
  • If you are transporting your own bike please secure it in your hotel overnight. Do not leave bikes locked outdoors, in cars, or on car racks overnight in Vancouver. Bicycle theft is a major problem in Vancouver.

Showers:

Showers will be available at Roundhouse Community Centre adjacent to David Lam Park until 6 p.m. (Last shower at 5:45).  There is a $5 charge to use the facilities (cash only in USD). Must bring your own towel and toiletries.

Parking:

Family and friends are encouraged to join us at the finish line! Road closures begin at 4 p.m. for Our CityRide, so parking access will get tricky. Here is a MAP with more information on how loved ones can celebrate with you at the finish line. Parking is primarily on-street. The City of Vancouver uses the “Pay by Phone” app. The easiest way to pay for parking without Canadian currency is to set up the app up on your phone prior to arrival. More information can be found on the City of Vancouver website. There are also a few pay lots available. See the parking map for more details.

On-Site:

  • Food Trucks- Your food ticket is attached to your rider bib!  Don't lose it as they are not replaceable.
  • Merchandise- Due to border restrictions merchandise is not available for sale at the finish line
  • Entertainment- DJ and Live music

Take Care of Your Four-Legged Friend and Support Cascade!

Need some help looking after your four-legged friends while you're riding RSVP? Cascade Community Members get $40 off their first booking with Rover! Even better? Each time a new person makes a booking Cascade receives a portion of the booking fee. With over 200,000 sitters, Rover is the nation's largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers. Click HERE to learn more. 

Contacts: 
Cascade Bicycle Club
info@cascade.org
206-522-3222
UW E-18 Parking Lot
4100 Montlake Blvd NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Important customs information

U.S. citizens crossing from Canada into the United States via land travel need to present either:

  • A passport, a passport card, a WHTI-compliant document, or
  • An Enhanced Drivers' License

Rules have been changing monthly, so be sure to consult the US Department of State website and the Homeland Security website for current border-crossing information.

Canadian customs inadmissibility

Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity or organized crime and human rights violations. You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Criminal inadmissibility

If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offense, you may not be allowed to enter Canada. For more details check out the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.