From the Cascade Bicycle Club website about the
33rd Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Saturday July 14, 2011 to Sunday July 15, 2011
Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic
Welcome to the official website of the Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. 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!
About the ride
“The 33rd annual Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is the largest multi-day ride in the Northwest. Up to 10,000 riders make the 200-mile trek. The route, carefully marked with directional arrows (Dan Henrys), leads riders through the scenic valleys, forests and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.
Food is included at midday rest stops interspersed with community-supported mini-stops where quick energy may be purchased. Mechanical and medical support is provided for rider safety and enjoyment. Come join what Bicycling Magazine has listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation!”
Who rode in 2011?
Oldest rider: 85
18% first-time riders
100 safety and medical riders
30 Ride Referees
228 riders who have participated in 10+ STPs
One rider who has ridden them all: Jerry Baker!
In 2011, riders came from 42 states plus Canada (Alberta, B.C. & Ontario) and England.
KOMO-TV 4 News in Seattle reports:
“There will be a rider stop at Yelm City Park again this year.
The riders are required to stop for red lights and stop signs and ride in single file. The peak times for riders in the Yelm area are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Yelm police will provide traffic control.”
The “Yelm Mini-Stop” is mile-post 74 on route, Saturday from 7:30am – 3:00pm..
Click here for the map.