Looking to prevent the server melt-down that happened last year when hundreds of people tried to sign up for the Cascade Bicycle Club’s many popular annual rides at the same time, the club is staggering registration and making several rides lottery-based instead of first-come, first-served. Registration for club members kicks off today for the Chilly Hilly, STP, Flying Wheels and RAW.
Any remaining spots in the rides will be opened to general public registration February 7.
Gene at Biking Bis put together a fantastic roundup of registration deadlines and event dates. Here is the registration schedule:
On Tuesday, members-only registration opens for Chilly Hilly, Flying Wheels, STP and Ride Around Washington (RAW).
On Wednesday, the members-only lottery opens for RSVP1 and RSVP2. This is a random draw, so there’s no benefit to be first in line. It closes Jan. 27.
On Jan. 25, the members-only lottery opens for Regional tours 1-5 and 9 opens; closes Feb. 10.
On Jan. 27, RSVP1 and RSVP2 lotteries close; winners will be notified.
Feb. 7, public registration for Chilly Hilly, Flying Wheels, STP, RAW and RSVP1 and RSVP2 will open, if spaces are available.
Feb. 29, members-only lottery opens for regional tours 6-8 and 10 opens; closes March 16.
March 27, registration opens for High Pass Challenge and Kitsap Color Classic opens.
Check out Biking Bis for more info.