RAW Tour Details

Event date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 7:00am to Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 7:00am
 
 
Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and an inability to guarantee that we will be able to run this event at the capacity required we are forced to make the decision to cancel the 2020 Ride Around Washington.  We are extremely disappointed, but 2021 plans are already in progress and we plan on delivering an amazing "welcome back" party for all of our dedicated supporters.  Check back for more 2021 tour details by May 1st and we will open registration in the fall for 2021. 

 

REGISTRATION 

COST: $1090    Rider Limit: 250

REGISTRATION PAYMENT DUE PREMIUM MEMBER NON-MEMBER
*Non-Refundable Deposit Upon Registration $270 $270
**Final Payment (Add-on) 5/1/20 $820 $820
Total Cost 5/1/20 $1090 $1090

* A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on RAW

**Final payment add-on can be purchased during registration or by 5/1/20. See instructions for paying your remaining balance (final payment).

final payment add-on DUE By - 05/01/20

Additional Items

  • Bus ride & bike transport to the start point Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 - $75  
  • Bus ride & bike transport from the finish point Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 - $85
  • Bus ride & bike transport from Chewelah to Cheney Aug. 1, 2020- $65
  • Unsecured parking at the UW Lot E4 (bus pickup location) - $40.  Pre-pay online, a limited amount of passes will be available day-of. 
  • Unsecured parking in Chewelah, WA (driving yourself to the event)- $30 pre-pay online 
  • Luggage drop off (pre-event at Cascade office) - $5 per bag/item

RAW RIDE GUIDE & FLASH

Information below is from 2019.  The RAW guide is still a great overview even though changes will be made for 2020.  

The 2019 PDF icon RAW Ride Guide is available now.

WHAT TO EXPECT

For those unfamiliar with RAW, it’s a week-long camping tour. But know this: we really camp in style. All your luggage and camp gear is carried by our gear trucks. Riders are provided with three nutritious meals per day. Hot breakfasts and dinners are served in camp, and lunches are served at scenic lunch stops along the way. A deluxe hot shower truck follows us to every campsite. Plus, we will have beer generously donated by Fremont Brewing.

Due to our low number of riders, we never have long lines for anything during the week, plus we can offer much better campsite venues than most large tours!

 Here are a few highlights of what you can expect on RAW:  

 

                    

CAMP IN COMFORT
  • Pre-arranged, safe camping venues.
  • OK’s also provides the best hot (or cold if you like) showers you’re likely to ever have on a bike tour. There is never a long shower line on RAW!
  • RAW’s overnight venues are predominantly at County Parks, schools, fairgrounds and State Parks. Other venues and parks are used if they are located where needed and meet RAW’s needs. Some venues are alcohol-free (schools etc).
  • On our one move day, your baggage is transported for you, waiting to be picked up when you arrive at the next venue. Note: You must load your own bag that morning
AMAZING ROAD SUPPORT
  • A professional on-road support team providing outstanding support during the ride. We offer at least three set stops per day: mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack stops in additional to the lunch stop.
  • Mechanical support is provided. The labor is free, parts are at retail.
  • Cool morning clothing, warmers and jackets, can be jettisoned at water stops to be picked up in camp.
DELICIOUS MEALS
  • Hardy, hot breakfasts and suppers, and prepared lunches to be given out on the road are provided by a catering crew. Interesting and flavorful vegetarian fare can be provided if requested on your registration form. Vegans may take what they can, but are advised to pack their own victuals; refrigeration will be provided for marked containers.
END OF THE DAY
  • Brief daily early-evening meetings will be held to discuss the following day’s route and any and all concerns. Committee members and RAW volunteers can be approached anytime with any question or concern you may have. RAW is a little better every year because of rider comments and suggestions. Don’t be shy.
  • Each evening riders are free to relax, “schmooze,” partake of offered activities or explore the local area. Expect fun entertainment and theme events such as Fremont Brewing Happy Hour, Wine Tastings, Poetry Slam and other fun stuff. We also feature informative and entertaining talks by local presenters.
AND MORE. . . 
  • The RAW tour, limited to 250, affords the opportunity for you to meet someone who rides like you, as well as to get to know some who don’t. You won’t feel lost in a crowd and you'll make friendships that will last a lifetime. There is a reason we get over 50% returning riders every year on RAW.

PREPARE FOR RAW

Want to train with others and finish strong? The Cascade Training Series (CTS) is designed for you. Registration for CTS is January 8, 2019.

We highly recommend purchasing independent trip insurance, to cover the unexpected. Allianz provides travel protection plans. Read each plan carefully to determine which is best for you.