The Route

Course Hours

6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Route Options

The 2017 event offers 23, 46, 75 and 100 mile route options that will take riders along beautiful rural back roads through farm lands and valleys in King and Snohomish Counties. See below for the 2017 routes and route support information.  

2017 ROUTE MAPS:

100, 75, & 45-mile routes / 23-mile route

2017 Ride with GPS:

100-mile /  75-mile / 46-mile / 23-mile

Description of Route Options

The 23-mile route is a completely separate route from the other three options. The three longer route options begin and end on the same route. They divide at two places depending on your mileage goals. If you choose the 23-mile route you will not be on the same route as someone on any of the other options.  

All routes start and end at Marymoor Park, for more information on the Start/Finish line, parking, and the finish line festival see the Ride Details page.

Please be aware that there is a running event happening in Carnation the same day as our event, and riders on the 46, 75 and 100-mile routes may experience some delays. There is also a school event happening in Monroe that will cause some delays for riders on the 100-mile route. In both cases be prepared to stop as needed and obey all commands from traffic control officers. They will do their best to get you through quickly!

23-mile route (1.5-2 hrs)

A mellow ride around Lake Sammamish. There will be one water/snack stop on route for registered riders. Riders begin on W. Sammamish Pkwy and stay flat until the east side of the lake. There are a few small hills to get over, but overall is a gentle 23-mile spin. 

910 feet elevation gain

46-mile route (3-4 hours)

This route is hillier than the 23-mile route, climbing away from that lake and in and out of the Snoqualmie Valley. There are two rest stops on this route, the first at Carnation Farms and the second at Sunny Hills Elementary. Riders will get a taste of the beauty of the Snoqualmie Valley without the mileage or hill climbing of the other two routes. The elevation gain is still significantly more than on the 23-mile route. If you are looking for a challenge that you can finish in 3 to 5 hours, this is the route for you!

2,194 feet elevation gain

75-mile route (4-7 hours)

This route adds onto the 45 mile-route with an extra loop up through Cottage Lake and Maltby including some additional climbing and a couple great descents. There will be four water/food stops on this route for riders and the extra 29 miles adds 1300 feet in elevation gain.

3,381 feet elevation gain

100-mile route (6-8 hours)

Century riders will follow the same route as the 75-mile riders, with an additional loop up to Snohomish and Monroe. Riders will be supported with six rest stops spaced an average of 15 miles apart. This route is hilly with nearly 4,400 feet of elevation gain, so be prepared for a great, challenging century!

4,396 feet elevation gain

2017 Food Stops

Food Stops by Route

23-mile route 

  • Mile 13 - Sunset Elementary

46-Mile route 

  • Mile 19 - Carnation Farms
  • Mile 35 - Sunny Hills Elementary

75-mile route 

  • Mile 17 - Redmond Eagles 
  • Mile 26 - Maltby Elementary
  • Mile 48 - Carnation Farms 
  • Mile 63 - Sunny Hills Elementary 

100-mile route

  • Mile 17 - Redmond Eagles
  • Mile 26 - Maltby Elementary
  • Mile 38 - Snohomish 
  • Mile 58 - Monore United Methodist Church
  • Mile 74 - Carnation Farms
  • Mile 90 - Sunny Hills Elementary

Food Stop Descriptions/Open Times

Redmond Eagles  

OPEN 7 A.M.- 11 A.M.

Hosted by our new event partner the Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Rest stop for riders on the 75- and 100-mile routes at the Redmond Eagles Club on Avondale Rd NE. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including doughnuts from Steve's Doughnuts and a mechanic from Velofix available. 

Maltby Elementary

OPEN 8 A.M.- 11:30 A.M.

Hosted by our awesome Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers

Rest stop for riders on the 75- and 100-mile routes at Maltby Elementary School. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including cinnamon rolls from Maltby Cafe and a mechanic from Performance Bicycle available. 

Snohomish

OPEN 8:30 A.M.- 12 P.M.

Hosted by our long time event supporters Boy Scout Troop 352

Rest stop for riders on the 100-mile route in Snohomish. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including cookies from Snohomish Bakery and apple pie pops from Snohomish Pie Company and a mechanic from Montlake Bicycle Shop available. 

Monroe United MEthodist Church

OPEN 9:30 A.M.- 1 P.M.

French bistro themed stop hosted by our awesome Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers

Rest stop for riders on the 100-mile route at the Monroe United Methodist Church. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including morning glory muffins, cookies and cinnamon rolls from Monroe's Sky River Bakery and a mechanic from Performance Bicycle available. 

Carnation Farms

OPEN 7:30 A.M.- 2:30 P.M.

Hosted by our long time event supporters Boy Scout Troop 352

Rest stop for riders on the 46-, 75- and 100-mile routes at Carnation Farms just outside the town of Carnation. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including sugar cookies from Bae Bae Cakes and gluten free zebra cookies from GF Sugar and Spice, and a mechanic from Montlake Bicycle Shop available. 

Sunny Hills Elementary

OPEN 8:30 A.M.- 4 P.M.

Hosted by our long time event supporters Boy Scout Troop 352

Rest stop for riders on the 46-, 75- and 100-mile routes at Sunny Hills Elementary School. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including doughnuts from Steve's Doughnuts and a mechanic from Pacific Bike and Ski available. 

SUNSET ELEMENTARY

OPEN 9 A.M.- 11 A.M.

Hosted by our awesome Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers

Rest stop for riders on the 23-mile route. This location will have portable restrooms, water, ride snacks including doughnuts from Steve's Doughnuts and a mechanic available. Most of the elevation gain for the 23-mile route comes after this stop.

Looking for a treat, a caffeine boost, or a more substantial meal along the route? Check out one of the great local businesses in the communities we’ll be riding through.

2017 Route Support

Vehicle Support – Ham Radio Operators

SAG cars are out on the Flying Wheels route and are volunteer coordinated and staffed. They are available to help with minor mechanics or transport you to the next mechanic if your bike is beyond their ability of repair. They are also there to get you to the Finish Line if you are unable to continue due to a non serious injury or mechanical issue.  

In the case of an emergency or serious injury all support drivers will call 911, they do not transport riders to the hospital. Support drivers are also not there as a taxi service for tired legs. There are many points at which riders can check in with themselves and their physical ability and decide whether they should continue or cut the ride short. Be ready for a difficult ride and to finish the route you choose to take.

Bike Support - Cascade Outriders

The Outriders will be in their white and green Cascade Outrider jerseys. They are experienced volunteers and have ridden many if not all of Cascade's events. They are available to help with minor mechanical issues, help you flag down a support vehicle, or answer questions about the route, event logistics and riding in general.  They may remind you of Cascade event rules and safe riding practices, please be respectful, as they are there to keep our event safe.  Wave hello as you see them along the route! 

Medical Riders

These are medical professionals volunteering to ride the route and be on hand for any roadside medical treatment needed both minor and major. You can recognize them by their red medical jerseys and/or their medical helmet covers. If you are in need of assistance, look for these riders passing by. Remember that in the case of a medical emergency your first call is to 911.

Mechanics on Route

  • Start/Finish Line — Performance Bicycle
  • Redmond Eagles
  • Maltby Elementary
  • Snohomish
  • Monroe United Methodist Church
  • Carnation Farms — Montlake Bike Shop
  • Sunny Hills Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary

Training Rides

Cascade Bicycle Club offers an extensive Free Group Rides program that can help you get ready for your favorite weekend event. You can design your own personal training program by selecting the daily rides that fit your schedule and ability.