Emerald City Ride Details

Event date: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:00am


Cost: $20-$40    Rider Limit: 10,000

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10 a.m. - Registration opens
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to receive packet mailing and cutoff for paper forms
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 11:59 p.m. - Online registration closes
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Day-of registration at start line 5 - 7:45 a.m.



12 Mile "Full Ride" Registration (Age 13+)
  • $35 member price / $40 non-member price
3 Mile "Viaduct Experience" Registration (Age 13+)
  • $20 member price / $25 non-member price
Youth Registration (Ages 1-12)
  • 12 Mile Full Ride - $20 member price / $25 non-member price
  • 3 Mile Viaduct Experience - $5 member price / $10 non-member price
*Youth pricing does not increase with day-of registration


  • Packet Mailing - $5 - Register on or before March 8 and get FREE packet mailing.
*Can be purchased during or after registration. NOTE: some add-on's have cutoff dates and are subject to availability


Packet Mailing
  • Register on or before March 8 will get FREE packet mailing.
  • If you register after March 8 you can purchase optional packet mailing for $5 or pick up your packet at the start line. Your rider packet will be mailed to you approximately one week 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
  • On the day of the ride at the specified start line.


Scholarships are available for the Emerald City Ride registration. To request scholarship aid, please click here and complete the form. Scholarship application closes Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Day-of-ride registration, and paper forms

  • Look for the green Cascade tent at the start line.  
  • Email [email protected] and request a Day-Of registration to get a head start and fill out at home.
  • Day-of registration is only available if the event does not sell out.
  • Day-of registration includes a $10 surcharge over the online (13+) registration price.



New this year, the ride will start and end on E. Frontage Rd. S just west of Pyramid Alehouse. The Safeco Field parking garage will be open for off street parking. On-street parking is free on Sundays in most areas but please be aware that the area around the Stadium is high car prowl and take appropriate precautions if you choose to park on street (more info here and here).

Rider packets

If you register by March 8  you will get FREE packet mailing and your packet will be mailed directly to your home. Look out for an envelope that says “Rider Packet” from Cascade. If you register after March 8 and did not pay for packet mailing your packet will be available at the start line day of event beginning at 6 a.m. If you have problems with your packet or do not receive it in the mail you can come to the Cascade Bicycle Club booth from 6 to 9 a.m. the morning of the event for assistance.

Beat the time cuts

  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Access to SR 99 Viaduct for 12-mile loop riders opens at 7 a.m. and closes to riders at 9 a.m. no exceptions.
  • 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Access to SR 99 Viaduct for 3-mile out and back loop. All riders will need to be off the Viaduct by 11 a.m.
  • 7:20 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Access to I-5 Express Lanes opens at 7:20 a.m. and closes to riders at 9:30 a.m. no exceptions. All riders need to be off I-5 Express Lanes by 10 a.m.

*These times are hard closures and cannot be changed, so please give yourself lots of extra time.


  • 6 a.m. Pyramid Alehouse Start Line/Finish Line area with info booth, exhibitors and souvenir giveaways opens.
  • 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Course open for 12-mile "full loop"riders to start.
  • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Course open for 3-mile Viaduct riders to start.
  • 9:30 a.m. Access to I-5 Express Lanes closed to riders.
  • 10 a.m. Full 12-mile loop riders must be off I-5 Express Lanes.
  • 9:30 a.m. Access to SR 99 Viaduct closed.
  • 11 a.m. 3-mile out and back riders must be off Viaduct.
  • 11 a.m. End of ride and all route support ends. 
  • 11:30  a.m. Finish Line closes.
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. After party at Pyramid Alehouse

Getting There

By Bike

Save gas and add some miles. Bike to the start! Check out the Seattle Bike Map to plan your route.

By Car

Parking available at Safeco Field Garage for $10 access from Edgar Marinez Dr. Onstreet parking is free on Sundays in most locations but please be aware that the area around the stadium is high car prowl and take appropriate precautions if you choose to park on street (more info here and here). 

By Transit

The event start line is very close to many bus lines.



Same as the Start Line - E. Frontage Rd. S - just west of the Pyramid Alehouse

After Party at Pyramid Breweries Seattle Alehouse


8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Finish Line booths open

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Official After party at Pyramid Breweries Seattle Alehouse open

Onsite Exhibitors (Check back for 2018 info)

The following exhibitors will be onsite at the event start and finish line:

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • The Boeing Company It's always a great day when people come together to make a difference. Boeing is proud to sponsor the Emerald City Bike Ride
  • Performance Bicycle
  • Fonte Coffee Roaster
  • Clif BarCLIF Bars taste great and are made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome ingredients to keep you feeling and performing your best
  • Darigold - Sampling RE: FUEL protein milk, a lactose-free chocolate milk with added protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish tired muscles and fight fatigue.
  • Wilcox Family Farms Wilcox Family Farms is dedicated to providing healthy, local, and delicious eggs. Come find us at the Start Line before the race for a complimentary hard-boiled egg!
  • Cycle the WAVE The Northwest's premiere all- woman cycling event benefiting domestic violence education programs
  • Tonik - Women's Cycling Apparel
  • Fostering Together Bringing awareness to the needs of foster care in our county
  • Obliteride Obliteride hits its 5th year of raising money for Fred Hutch through cycling. Join us.
  • Lake to Lake Bike Ride
  • Seattle Sausage - Selling sausages (vegetarian options available)

We also recommend checking out any of the great local restaurants and businesses in the SoDo, Pioneer Square, and Chinatown International District neighborhoods while you're in the area.


All riders will receive a commemorative souvenir which can be picked up from the Cascade booth at the event start or finish line. T-shirts will also be available for purchase.

Cascade Bicycle Club
Gift Registrations

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Pyramid Alehouse
1201 1st Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98134