Group Health STP Presented by Alaska Airlines

2016 STP

2016 Ride Guide

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Saturday, July 16- Sunday, July 17, 2016

This 200+ mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Come ride what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation!


  • An epic journey connecting two of America's great bicycling cities
  • The choice of a one-day or two-day event 
  • An exclusive journey through Joint Base Lewis-McChord 
  • An amazing network of volunteers and organizations to help you reach the finish line
  • A diverse community of cyclists working towards one common goal: Portland or BUST!

Fun Facts:

  • 10,000 registered riders from 7 countries and 45 states
  • ​Eldest rider: 89
  • 8212 Washington riders (2,433 from Seattle)
  • 1242 Oregon riders (573 from Portland)
  • STP sells out to its max. capacity of 10,000 riders every year (often by March). Don't delay!
Coming from out of town?  Our presenting sponsor, Alaska Airlines, is offering discount flights to registered riders.  More information here.

Who does your registration fee support?

The Group Health Seattle to Portland presented by Alaska Airlines is a joint fundraiser for Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes-- profits are shared equally. Your registration fee helps Cascade provide bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike. It also helps us advocate for safer, more connected bicycle infrastructure throughout the state and region. And thanks to you, we’re able to offer fun and challenging riding events and free group rides every day of the year! Your participation truly helps improve lives through bicycling.

Our events are made possible with support from the local communities through which we ride. In addition to supporting Cascade’s programs, your registration fee helps Cascade give back to these communities and the organizations that thrive there. We’re grateful for all their continued support.

Filmed and produced by After the Uniform Films 

Thanks to our Title Sponsor

We're pleased to welcome back Group Health for their thirteenth year as the title sponsor of the Group Health STP Presented by Alaska Airlines. Group Health is a unique health care system linking care delivery and insurance coverage in order to provide quality care, and a great patient experience, all at an affordable price.  Their innovative approach has made them a national leader in a new era of rapidly changing health care, yet their customer-driven mission and values have remained the same since they began serving patients in 1947. As a nonprofit organization, Group Health helps over 600,000 customers throughout Washington state achieve better health. Their focus on preventative care, combined with medical education, a charitable foundation and a nationally recognized research institute, advances health in the community in a way no one else can. Group Health supports events, programs, and organizations that share this commitment to strengthening health in our communities. For more information visit

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

We're excited to welcome back Alaska Airlines for their second year as presenting sponsor of this historic event. Alaska invites you to start exploring at 30,000 feet. Your journey becomes part of the adventure as you watch free entertainment, enjoy Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages, relax in our custom, leather, power-equipped seats, and experience our award-winning service. It’s all part of Alaska Beyond™ — a new way to travel, designed to go above and beyond your expectations.

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