EVENT SCHEDULE & DETAILS

Saturday Opening Ceremony

Shuttles (from host hotel): 5:15am

Gear Drop-Off, Breakfast and Late Check-In: 5:30am

Opening Ceremony: 7:00am



Location:

Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Fairgrounds
Address: 17798 62 Ave
Surrey BC V3S 1W8



Late Check-In time: 5:30am - 6:30am

Breakfast Time: 5:30am - 6:30am

Deadline for Participant Arrival: 6:30am



Parking Info: Overnight parking available at the Elements Casino. All vehicles must vacate the Elements Casino track before 11pm on Sunday, Aug 28. Drop off/pick up and hourly spectator parking available at Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

Parking Cost: Free drop off, hourly parking available at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Free overnight parking is available at the Elements Casino. All vehicles must vacate the Elements Casino track before 11pm on Sunday, Aug 28. Please see parking map.



Camp Information

Camp:

Skagit County Fairgrounds
1410 Virginia St
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Parking Info:


Mt Vernon Christian School
820 W Blackburn Rd
Mt Vernon, WA
(no RV parking)


Details: Walk to site from Parking Lot by turning right out of lot, then take first left on Harrison St. Event Site will be straight ahead. Click here for a detailed parking map


Please note: Street parking is prohibited. Vehicles may be towed.


For participants with RV's please see RV Parking details below on where you can park your motor home as parking is restricted at Camp.

Bike Drop Off / Pick Up

Bike drop off: 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds (Agriplex)

Check In, Gear Drop Off and Jersey Exchange will also be available.
*Make sure you have your passport, and any gear you need on your person for Saturday*

All bikes must be picked up Sunday Evening by 9:00 pm (could be later dependant on Shuttle times)

If you are unable to pick up your bike. A family member or friend may pick it up for you. please provide them with a digital or hard copy of your photo ID and participant number so that we can insure the correct bike goes with the correct person.

If your bike remains on site past this time please call our office beginning Tuesday August 30 to make pick up arrangements.

All Crew Meeting Information

Location: Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre at 6515 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby. Click here to view a map

Date: August 26

Check-In Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Meeting Time (Crew Captains): 5:00pm to 5:45pm

Meeting Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Special Notes: All Crew are required to attend this meeting to get last minute information, meet with their teams, get equipment, etc. Parking available at Metrotown.

Shuttle Information

Saturday Morning from Ramada Hotel: A shuttle will take Participants from the Ramada Hotel on Saturday (only) to the Opening Ceremonies site; there's no shuttle offered from Holiday Inn & Suites due to it's proximity to Start location; please note that there will not be a shuttle back to the Ramada Hotel on Sunday and Participants will have to arrange their own transportation back to the hotel

Time: 5:15am



*Hotel Shuttles are unable to bring Bikes, please drop off on Friday or take advantage of our on site parking.

Sunday evening from Finish site: Shuttle service and bike transport will be offered for participants from the Finish Line site at Marymoor Park back to the Opening Ceremonies site at Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Time: Watch for the information in your Participant Centre and emails announcing that reservations are opening beginning in late July.

Route Information

Please click here for the Day 1 (166 km) route map! Click here to view the Day 1 (166 km) route on Google Maps. You can also check out the Day 1 elevation chart here.


Please click here for the Day 1 (125 km) route map! Click here to view the Day 1 (125 km) route on Google Maps. You can also check out the Day 1 elevation chart here.


Please click here for the Day 2 route map! Click here to view the Day 2 route on Google Maps. You can also check out the Day 2 elevation chart here.



Finish Line

Location:

King County's Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond WA 98052


Time: 11am - 6pm


Parking: Parking available at Marymoor Park; $1/vehicle



Please click here for detailed parking map



Safety & Rules

*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***

  • Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic. Please stop at all Red or Amber Stop Lights and Stop Signs and proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so. If an intersection is manned by a Police Officer, they are the only one with the authority to wave you through a Red Light or Stop Sign
  • Please remember to Ride SINGLE FILE at ALL TIMES
  • After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride - please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
  • Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times.
  • Be patient
  • Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
  • Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Bike mechanics: During The Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.
  • Keep your Passport, Enhanced Driver's License, or any other documentation required to cross the border with you at all times.

We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team click below for more information.

Rider Safety Team

What To Pack

Don't know what to pack for The Ride? Download our suggested list of equipment, clothing and first-aid items you may want to bring.

What to Pack: Rider

What to Pack: Crew

Reminders

Crew Positions Available: Still looking for great Crew Members! Contact Holly Elling Quaintance at 604-243-5510 to sign up!


Volunteer Positions Available: Still looking for great Volunteers! Contact Holly Elling Quaintance at 604-243-5510 to sign up!

Hotel Accommodations

Official Host Hotel:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites : Surrey East - Cloverdale
17530 64th Ave
Surrey, British Columbia V3S 1Y9
1 877 660 8550
Web: Click here



Official Host Hotel:

Ramada Surrey
19225 56 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 8V9
(604) 576-8388
Web: Click here



Camp Area Hotel:

BW Plus Cottontree
2300 Market Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273e
(360) 428-5678
Web: Click here



Additional Camp Host Hotels:

Channel Lodge La Connor
205 North 1st St.
La Connor
Phone: (888)466-4113
Web: Click here


Country Inn La Connor
107 South 2nd St.
La Connor
Phone: (360)466-3101
Web: Click here


Tulalip Resort Casino
10200 QUIL CEDA BLVD
TULALIP WA
Phone: (888)-272-1111


RV Parking Options:

RV Parking is available for purchase at the following locations. Please call ahead to book a reservation.


Mount Vernon RV Park
1229 Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, WA
(360) 428-8787

Riverbend RV Park
305 Stewart Rd
Mount Vernon, WA
(360) 428-4044

K.O.A.
6397 N Green Rd
Burlington, WA
(360) 724-5511


Route opens at 7am Sunday morning. All riders must depart before 8am

Breakfast & Gear Drop Off: 5:30am 7:30am