Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Cascade 1200+!!

There are some exciting updates for 2016 including:

  • An all new (and longer!) route!  The final distance is expected to be close to 1285km, with an extended time limit to accommodate that distance.
  • Two start options:  1) a Friday night start for “full value” riders who want the entire time limit to complete the event, or 2) a Saturday morning start most appropriate for riders who chose the 80 or 84hr starts at PBP, or who regularly finish long brevets in the top quartile. Saturday morning starters will be required to maintain a slightly higher average speed and will have a time limit approximately 6 hours shorter than the Friday night starters.
  • All hotel accommodations!  No overnight controls in jr. high schools, sleeping on gym floors, and showers that are warmish at best.  All three overnight controls will be at motels or lodges and food will be professionally catered.

Please review the links in the menu bar above for preliminary information on the event.

The organizers are hard at work on the details and will update route and registration information as it becomes available.  We appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, please bookmark this page and check back often for updates.

Susan Otcenas and Charlie White
Cascade 1200 Organizers

6 responses to “

  1. I’m confused about the requirements! What does it mean where says you have toe have completed a full series 200, 300,400,600 in 2015 0r 2016 before May 29th? I have completed the One Day STP the last 4 years…..Does this qualify me for your event?

    • Thank you for your interest in the Cascade 1200.

      No, one day STP does not qualify you to ride the Cascade 1200. To qualify, you must complete a full series of brevets, one of each distance (200K, 300K, 400K and 600k) before May 29th. To learn more about brevets and randonneuring in general, please visit the website for Randonneurs USA at If you live in the northwest, there are multiple clubs that organize brevets that will qualify you for Cascade 1200. This link will take you to a consolidated calendar for all the clubs in the area. You’ll also find links to those club websites for more information.

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

      – Susan Otcenas, Cascade 1200 co-organizer

  2. Hi there! I am going to drive my car there. Is there place to park it while I will be riding 1200 km?

    • Hi Alexandre. I don’t have an answer to your question at this time. If you are staying at the host hotel both before and after the event, you might want to inquire with the hotel as to whether or not they will let you leave your car there during the duration of the event. Hotels are often amenable to that. Less so if you are not staying there. — I haven’t spent any time investigating parking options in general, but will do that at some point before the event. Sorry I can’t be of more help at this time.

  3. Thank you Susan! I did it trough the hotel! Alex

  4. Hi there! I will be picking up my daughter from Seattle airport on 16 june at about 10 am. I anyone needs lift to Mt.Vernon, be glad to help. Alex Yatsina.

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