REGISTRATIONMembers: Opens 01/24/17
Non-Members: Opens 02/21/17
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, 10 a.m. - Members-only registration opens
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, 10 a.m. - General public registration opens
Tuesday, July 26, 2017, 11:59 p.m. - Deadline to purchase packet mailing and cutoff for paper forms
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, 11:59 p.m. - Online registration closes if not sold out
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 - No day-of event registration
Please note: RSVP 1 traditionally sells out during the members-only period. If we do not have RSVP 2, more spots will be opened during the member period to allow more riders, but we are still awaiting certain approvals to make this possible. Don't wait to sign up in order to gaurantee your spot.
STP registrations are limited to 10,000 riders, and registration will close upon sell out.
Volunteer 24 hours with Cascade and earn a free event registration.
Paper registration forms must be received by Tuesday, July 26 or sell out, whichever comes first. Paper registration includes a $15 surcharge. Form available at the start of general registration, if not sold out during members only registration.
RSVP does not have day-of ride registration. Please register online before the event sells out.
UW E-18 Parking Lot
Due to heightened security procedures at the Border crossing, each rider will need to bring a printed, signed copy of the baggage waiver to hand in at the start line when you load your bag. The baggage waiver was included in your rider packet, and can also be downloaded here.
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.
On Aug. 12-13, Link light rail will run every 15 minutes between 5-8 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 are allowed on each car. Find more details. Questions? Email [email protected]
From I-5 N/S take the SR 520 exit #168B onto SR520, east bound. 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.
We suggest carpooling as much as possible. Rideshare is a great way to do that. Membership is free. Log on to find ride matches here https://erideshare.com.
You have ridden your way to the northernmost city in the contiguous United States! 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. Sherpa 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.
Also 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. the first day of both RSVP 1 and 2 to soothe your weary riding muscles. Massages are only $18 for a 15 minute massage (cash and credit accepted). This is WSMT's twentieth year working on tired muscles.
Finish Line Party: 2-6 p.m.
*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.
*Sunday morning corral is not for people taking our transportation back to Seattle. Bikes will be loaded at the Finish Line 4- 7 p.m
U.S. citizens crossing from Canada into the United States via land travel need to present either:
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.
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.