STP Ride Details
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, 10 a.m. - Members-only registration opens
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. - General public registration opens
Thursday, June 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to purchase packet mailing and cutoff for paper forms
Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11:59 p.m. - Regular registration closes online
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - No day-of event registration
STP registrations are limited to 10,000 riders, and registration will close upon sell out.
Online Registration pricing
- $135 member (13+) price / $155 non-member (13+) price
- $60 member youth (1-12) / $80 non-member youth (1-12)
Volunteer to get a bib
Volunteer 24 hours with Cascade and earn a free event registration.
Online until Sunday, July 10 unless noted below. Also available at REI packet pickup
- Packet mailing - $20 - Deadline for purchasing: Wednesday, June 28
- Transportation (Bus + bike) from the Finish Line to Seattle- $70 - Subject to availability
- Bike only transportation to Seattle- $40 - Subject to availability
- Parking - $12 per day
- Bike box/bag - one way transport to Portland- $20
- Timing chips (one-day riders only)- $10 - Online, or at REI packet pickup only Wednesday and Thursday
- Bike storage starting Tuesday at the Cascade Bicycling Center - $10 per day
Paper registration forms must be received by Wednesday, June 14 or before sell out, whichever comes first. Paper registration includes a $15 surcharge.
Complimentary STP Certificates
To register online, send the handwritten code on the back the certificate to [email protected] Then the registrar will email you back a registration link to complete your registration. As part of the online registration, you will be able to purchase the optional add-ons.
Use this registration form to complete your registration. Fill out the registration form and send it back to Cascade with your complimentary certificate. Our mailing address is located at the top of the registration form. The completed registration form and certificate front and back can also be scanned and emailed to [email protected].
You will receive an email confirmation once your registration has been received and processed. When you have received confirmation that your registration has been processed, if you would like to purchase the optional packet mailing, transportation, parking, etc., you can sign into your online account to purchase these add ons.
STP does not have day-of registration. Please register online before the event sells out.
Visit the rider packet page for details.
SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017
One-day riders only: 4:45 - 5:15 a.m.
Two-day riders: 5:15 -7:30 a.m.
- Please arrive to 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 wiill be limited.
- Riders will be sent in 10-minute waves beginning with one-day riders only. All two-day riders will be started by 7:30 a.m.
Start Line Packet Pickup:
Available 4:30 - 7:15 a.m.
Arrive to the start line with:
- Rider Bib # and ID (if you haven't picked up your packet)
- 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. Read signs and please ask volunteers if you are unsure. If you are in a homestay or a place that is not an official baggage drop be sure to confirm the closest drop location with your host prior to the event.
- Bike number fixed to your bike and helmet
- Official route map (provided in packet)
- Bike prepped:
- Tires pumped
- Bike bag packed (tools, snacks and layers)
- Breakfast 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 4:45 a.m.
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 July 16, 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 are allowed on each car. More details can be found here.
Questions? Email [email protected].
Pre-event parking on Friday night
Lot opens at 6 p.m. Friday
Must purchase in advance via registration (add-on instructions) at REI packet pickup, or during Fri. bag drop (see link below)
*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.
*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, at REI packet pickup, or at the start line
All cars must be out of the lot by 3 p.m. on Monday
Food & Amenities:
Nuun is the official electrolyte drink of STP, and they will be on site to fill your bottles with all of the nutrients you need to get to Portland.
Performance Bicycle will be onsite to get you any last minute repairs or tweeks before you hit the road. (Please have your bike tuned, built, and ready to go before arriving to the start line)
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
This location has a lot to offer, such as 30 acres of camping space, 200+ showers, food vendors, full cafeteria, beer garden, television viewing areas that will broadcast the Tour de France and parking for RV and support vehicles.
The expert massage therapists from Washington Sports Massage Team will also be onsite to soothe your weary riding muscles. (cash and credit accepted)
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 within the vacinity of your rider and only come to their aid when called. We have enough support on route for you to ride without personal support, but if you must have it we please ask that you follow the instructions provided and keep the event as safe and low on traffic as possible.
Please see the Centralia College page for more details on parking of support vehicles, transportation around town, and RV parking.
This bike corral will be continuously staffed by the Centralia Reserve Police Department during your stay in the Centralia area 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 systems. If you have any questions on this new location, please call the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce at (360) 748-8885.
Food & Ammenities:
Free tent camping is available at Centralia College as well as other indoor camping options for a fee. There is a free food stop for one-day riders and food for purchase for others. Fremont Brewing beer garden, live entertainment, and sponsor booths will all be on-campus. Free trolley service from the campus to local restaurants and hotels is also available. See the Centralia College STP webpage for full details.
New to STP? Please note that Centralia is the official midpoint, 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 varitey of community groups, nonprofits, schools, and churches open their doors to riders along the STP route. Accommodation is avaiable 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 16 from 3 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 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.
Kaiser Permanente - More details coming from our title sponsor!
REI- For all you friends and family members coming down to support your loved ones, make sure to stop by the REI Village adjacent to the finish line chute. They'll have a cheer sign making station and a lounge area in the shade for you to hang out in while you wait for your loved ones to arrive!
Food & Drink:
- 2016 Finisher Meal options:
- Athena’s Gyros: Gyros and slushies
- DeAngelo’s: Pizza, burgers, sausages
- Big City Burritos: Burritos
- Hawaiian Style Foods: Yakisoba noodles
- Crave Catering: Fresh and organic catering
- The Dump Truck: Chinese dumplings
- Fremont Brewing and Yellowtail beer and wine garden
You'll also be able to check out product and events from a number of bike related vendors. Complete list here.