The Cascade 1200 will feature a group-oriented style of 1200 km riding. We will share common overnight stops each night and start more or less together each morning. Accommodations at the designated overnight stops and drop bag transport between those stops will be provided as part of the entry fee. This riding style will encourage a collegial 1200 km experience and will allow riders of different speeds to enjoy each other’s company for more of the ride than might otherwise occur. The daily stages will take advantage of the long summer solstice days to provide lots of daylight riding.
Cue sheets and GPS files are not yet available for the route. They will be published here after approval. Cue sheets will also be distributed at registration.
Start/finish: Seattle, WA
Day 1 will start in the early morning at an iconic Seattle location. Our route will take us along Lake Washington in the pre-dawn, then we will work our way south over some significant passes to our overnight in Stevenson, WA. We will overnight at Stevenson High School. Riders who prefer not to use the group accommodation may wish to make a reservation at the nearby Rodeway Inn.
Day 1 RideWithGPS coming soon.
Day two we will leave Stevenson following the scenic Columbia River and woek our way north and east. Eastern WA is typically hot and often quite windy in June, so riders should be prepared with plenty of water. Quite a few DNFs occurred on Day 2 the last time this route was run, as riders fell short on water and had trouble with heat. We expect to provide at least one SIR-manned stop with beverages along this stretch, as services are far apart. We will overnight at Quincy High School. Riders who prefer not to use the group accommodation may wish to make a reservation at one of the nearby motels. There are several within 1.5 miles of the school.
Day 2 RideWithGPS coming soon.
Day three is another big climbing day including two major passes in the second half of the day. The course will head north and east throughout the day, climaxing with the climb over Loup Loup Pass, through Twisp, Winthrop and finally to our final overnight stay in Mazama (https://en.wikipedia.org/
Day 3 RideWithGPS coming soon.
Day four will take us over Washington and Rainy Passes in North Cascades National Park and finally home to our finish location in Snohomish (final details TBD.). Pack your cold weather gear as you may find snow and very chilly temps at the top of the passes.
Day 4 RideWithGPS TBD.
While we always take every precaution to provide accurate GPS files, as always, the CUE SHEET is the official source for route information.