STP Ride Details
Due to COVID-19 this event has officially been canceled. Please see our email to event registrants for details on donating or refunding your registration.
The safety of our riders, volunteers, and staff is our first priority and we have been given enough information to make this decision with confidence that it is the right one for all of our communities and partners.
*Riders registering after online close of registration at Packet Pickup will be charged $20 surcharge. All registration tiers are subject to availability, this ride sells out at 8,000 and reached its limit in 2019. Learn more about our paid premium membership options and benefits here.
OPTIONAL REGISTRATION ADD-ONS
- Packet Mailing - ($20) Rider packet mailed
- Return Transportation - ($75) Saturday , Sunday, or Monday return transportation to Seattle for YOU AND YOUR BIKE.
- Bike Only Return Transportation - ($45) Return transportation to Seattle for your BIKE ONLY
- Event Parking - ($12 per day) Parking pass for your vehicle at the start line
- Bike Box Transportation - ($20) One-way bike box transportation from start line to Portland
- Post Event Bike Storage - ($15 per day) Pre-paid bike storage if you are unable to pick your bike before the Monday bike corral closure, can also be purchased when picking up your bike
*Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-ons have cutoff dates and are subject to availability
Packet Mailing ($20) or Packet Pickup (FREE!)
*Must purchase by 7/1/20
- If you have purchased optional packet mailing ($20) your rider packet will be mailed to you approximately one week before the ride
- NOTE! 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.
- Purchase all add-ons prior to the packet mailing deadline or your transportation tickets will not arrive with your packet.
- STP packet pickup will be held at Cascade Bicycle Club & WA Bikes Headquarters in Magnuson Park
Thursday and Friday, July 16 & 17, 2020
10 am - 8 pm
- On the day-of the ride at the start line
For additional Rider Packets details and information CLICK HERE
Scholarships are available for Seattle to Portland (STP) registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. Scholarship application closes Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020
One-day riders only: 5:00 - 5:30 am
Two-day riders: 5:30 -7:30 am
- Please arrive at the start line with plenty of time, and listen to the announcer for any last minute route changes and safety reminders.
- To ensure food stops and locations are available to you, please start during official times. If you fall behind the official food stop times you will be considered behind the ride, and support will be limited.
- Riders will be sent in 10-minute waves beginning with one-day riders only. All two-day riders will be started prior to 7:30 am.
Start Line Packet Pickup:
Available 4:45 - 7:15 am
Arrive at the start line with:
- Rider Bib #
- Luggage, tagged (2 bags; each 20 lbs or less). See baggage service for more details.
You are responsible for loading your luggage onto the correct truck! Your luggage will not be waiting for you if you do not pay attention to the truck's destination. Confirm the closest drop location with your host prior to the event.
- Bike number fixed on your bike and helmet
- Official route map (provided in packet)
- Bike prepped:
- Tires pumped
- Bike bag packed (tools, snacks, and layers)
- Breakfast was eaten (make it a good one!)
- Water bottles filled
Please follow these directions to the start line, or you could be caught in bicycle traffic anytime after 5:00 am.
From either direction on I-5, take the NE 45th St. exit (#169). Head east on NE 45th through the University District and down the viaduct; turn left at the light and follow the "STP Parking" signs past the golf range on your right. Turn right on Mary Gates Way, go one block to Clark Road and take another right. Follow this straight into the E-1 parking lot. Once in the lot signs will direct you to either the drop-off area or the overnight parking area. If you are just dropping off a rider, there is no parking fee.
Just a few extra miles? No problem! The UW is off of 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 Blvd.
On Saturday, Link light rail will run every 15 minutes between 5-7:30 a.m. Bicyclists are welcome to bring their bicycles onto Link trains to get to the STP start line at Husky Stadium. A maximum of four bicycles is allowed on each car. More details can be found here.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-event parking on Friday night
Lot opens at 6:00 pm Friday
Must purchase in advance via registration (add-on instructions), at packet pickup, or during Friday bag drop
The UW does not allow tent camping. You will be asked to remove your tent. There are irrigation systems that are not meant to handle camping stakes. You will be responsible for any damage caused. There are no legal public camping options in Seattle City Limits.
We will also offer a Friday night bag and/or bike drop for a small fee. For more info click here.
Parking on Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Lot opens at 4 a.m. Saturday
Cost: $12/ day
Purchase in advance via registration add-on, at packet pickup, or at the start line
All cars must be out of the lot by 3 p.m. on Monday
Centralia College 600 Centralia College Blvd Centralia, WA 98531
30 acres of camping space, 200+ showers, food vendors, full cafeteria, Lagunitas beer garden, television viewing areas that will broadcast the Tour de France and parking for RV and support vehicles.
All Personal Support Vehicles (PSVs) should be following the specific instructions for drivers. Please stay off of the riders' route as much as possible. Stay in the vicinity of your rider and only come to their aid when called. We have enough support on the route for you to ride without personal support. If you must have it we ask that you follow the instructions provided and keep the event safe.
Please see the Centralia College page for more details on the parking of support vehicles, transportation around town, and RV parking.
Continuously staffed by the Centralia Reserve Police Department during your stay for a small fee. Transportation will be provided via the Centralia Trolley and public bus system to various locations in Centralia, such as Centralia Thorbeck’s, Nazarene Church, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers and antique malls. We recommend placing your bike in the bike corral if you intend on using the trolley or public bus system. If you have any questions about this new location, please call the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce at (360) 748-8885.
Food & Amenities:
Free tent camping is available at Centralia College as well as other indoor camping options for a fee. Lagunitas beer garden, vendors, food for purchase, live entertainment, and sponsor booths will all be on-campus. See the Centralia College STP webpage for full details.
Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy will be hosting midpoint recovery services at the Centralia site. Riders are welcome to stop by the booth to work with a Physical Therapist on any issues that may require a tune-up. In addition to free-injury screenings & light sports medicine services, Therapeutic Associates will be offering foam rolling and stretching stations, free Biofreeze samples, free giveaways and more!
Guided Recovery Stretching Session - 6:00pm – 6:30pm
In addition to midpoint recovery services, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy will also be providing a group stretching session lead by a licensed physical therapist to assist with recovery for the evening. Join them and your fellow riders at 6pm, location of this session can be found on the site map.
New to STP? Please note that Centralia is the official midpoint, but not the only overnight location.
The majority of riders overnight here as it splits their days equally and has the festive atmosphere of a large cycling event. However, if you would like to ride longer on your first day and shorter on your second there are many other options along the route. There are a limited number of hotels in the area, and rooms often sell out before STP registration opens. A variety of community groups, nonprofits, schools, and churches open their doors to riders along the STP route. Accommodation is available anywhere from Centralia (mile 103) to Kelso (mile 150) and varies from camping to private rooms. Please see the lodging page for more details.
load your bike immediately!
If you are taking STP transportation, please load your bike as soon as you cross the finish line. Bike trucks take longer to fill than buses, which means the longer they take to load, the longer you wait for your bike in Seattle. Loading your bike also allows you to enjoy the festival without fear of theft or needing to lock your bike.
Do not leave your bike unlocked and unattended during the finish line festival. Bike theft is a major issue in Portland, just as it is in every city. Please either load your bike on the transport trucks, lock them on the fencing provided near the beer garden or use the bike corral in the Double Tree parking lot.
There is an outdoor bike corral near the finish line, but this is not for overnight storage or for anyone using STP transportation back to Seattle. The bike corral hours are from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
NE 11th Ave and Holladay St
Host Hotel: Double Tree- Lloyd Center, across the street from the finish line festival.
Saturday, July 18th 2020 from 3 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 19th 2020 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All finish line services open and close at these times.
*Shower truck is available at the finish line. Showers are free, but towel rentals are $5. (cash only)
The MAX light rail is conveniently located by Lloyd Center and travels to and from downtown.
From I-5 southbound or northbound - take exit #302A (City Center/Rose Quarter). Follow the exit to NE Weidler St. and head east. Follow this to NE 9th Ave., and take a right, then take a left on Multnomah St. The finish line at Holladay Park will be on your right between NE 11th and NE 13th Ave., just south of Lloyd Center. There are many public parking lots in the area for the local businesses and some require a parking fee.