41st annual Seattle-to-Portland ride will be a ‘virtual challenge’ this year

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on June 25th, 2020 at 9:04 am

The finish line, usually at Holladay Park in northeast Portland, will be wherever you want it to be this year.
(Photo: Cascade Bicycle Club)

One of the largest and most well-known group bike rides in the Pacific Northwest won’t let Covid-19 get in the way of its 41st year.

Cascade Bicycle Club announced today that the 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride will be a “virtual challenge” this year. 2020 will be only the second year the ride has been cancelled, with the other time being the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980.

This year’s STP will begin on July 18th and you’ll have until August 5th to complete the ride. Registered participants will create their own challenge — like 200 miles in 1 day or 10 miles a day for 20 days — and then log miles online and watch a “virtual challenge unfold” as they earn badges for reaching the traditional food stops along the route. The virtual journey will share bits about the history of STP and the places it rolls through.[Read more…]

Event: Ride4CAP-Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic Wants YOU! (7/9/11)

Avatar by on June 1st, 2011 at 8:20 pm

On July 8th and July 9th, 10,000 bicyclists will embark on the annual 200 mile Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP). The event provides an excellent opportunity to promote wellness, to support the organizers at the Cascade Bicycle Club, and for the 3,000 teams to raise money or interest for a cause.

This year, Cascade AIDS Project will join the 10,000 riders and has formed the 3,001st team: Team CAP. CAP is still recruiting interested riders to join our team. There are several thousand STP riders from the Portland metro and southern Washington area; just do the math — if just a few hundred of you raise $500 each or more, CAP could raise over $100,000 for our essential HIV/AIDS services!

We’re also offering some sweet incentives if you join and raise money for CAP. These incentives include:

* Water bottle and Nike Drawstring bag for joining.
* Raise $200 and get your original STP registration fee refunded to you.
* Raise $500 and get a Team CAP cycling jersey.
* Raise $1,000 and get a gift certificate to one of 3 Portland-area restaurants.

To join Team CAP and start fundraising, go to or contact Eric Shaffer at 503.278.3851.

Thank you for Riding 4 CAP!

For many, STP adventure ends on a soggy note

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on July 12th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

STP riders get photographic
evidence at a rest stop.
(Photos © Bob Crispin)

Thousands of riders poured into Portland today — and so did the rain — for the 30th running of the Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride.

They left before dawn on Saturday and the final rider just rolled through the balloon-studded finishing chute in Holladay Park at about 9:00pm Sunday night. There were 10,000 riders in all. Were you one of them?

64-year old St. Johns resident Bob Crispin was out to complete his 14th STP. He made a “great attempt,” but in the end, he says, his body just didn’t want to deal with weather and the final 40 miles (he ended up doing 100 miles, plus his age for 164 total).

Thankfully, Bob felt good enough to snap some photos (and then send them to us). Here are a few of his shots from the road… [Read more…]