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Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland

Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland

July 13 - July 14 2019
Seattle, Washington, USA

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 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

8,212 Washington riders (2,433 from Seattle)

1,242 Oregon riders (573 from Portland)

STP sells out to its max. capacity of 10,000 riders every year (often by March). Don't delay!

Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland

Routes: 200 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Entry Limit: 10,000
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary



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 in10-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

University of Washington, E-1 Parking Lot

Please follow these directions to the start line, or you could be caught in bicycle traffic anytime after 4:45 a.m.

Getting there:




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.

Light Rail:

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



Lot opens at 6 p.m. Friday

Must purchase in advance via registration (add-on instructions) at packet pickup, or during Fri. bag drop (see link below)

Cost: $12

*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.


145 for members

160 non-members

$60/$75 Age 1-14 

What's Included?

Support, Free food stops, Finisher gift, Sponsor giveaways, and donation (no fundraising required)

Packet Pickups

Packet mailing= $20 fee

Free pickup at Cascade Bicycle Club

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Free Training Rides
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
5000 +
Start Address: Seattle, Washington
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Jul 13 2019 - EVENT: Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland