UPDATE: And they’re off!
Cascade Bicycle Club’s sold-out annual Seattle to Portland Classic leaves the Husky Stadium parking lots Saturday morning for a 206-mile ride.
You can cheer 10,000 folks on all morning either at UW or anywhere along Lake Washington Boulevard starting at 4:45 a.m. and continuing through 7:30 a.m.
Most people do the ride in two days, but some will go the whole way on Saturday.
For the first time, the 2015 route will go through the JBLM military base where “riders will not only enjoy comfortable, low-car roads, the military will display various military vehicles for a unique inside-look,” according to the STP webpage.
For a more detailed look at the route and elevation profile, check out or download the official Ride With GPS map.
KIRO recently had a good report on some Major Taylor Project students who will be embarking on the ride for first time. Check it out:
Didn’t get a spot on STP or not interested in biking 206 miles? Perhaps West Seattle’s Little STP is more your speed.
In what’s become an annual event every STP weekend, join families and West Seattle Bike Connections Sunday for a 10-mile round trip ride all the way from SW Seattle Street in the Admiral District to SW Portland Street near Fauntleroy and back. Meet at Hamilton Viewpoint Park at 9:30 a.m. The ride will end at Summerfest at the Junction.