Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and an inability to guarantee that we will be able to run this event at the capacity required we are forced to make the decision to cancel the 2020 Ride Around Washington.  We are extremely disappointed, but 2021 plans are already in progress and we plan on delivering an amazing “welcome back” party for all of our dedicated supporters.  Check back for more 2021 tour details by May 1st and we will open registration in the fall for 2021. 

 

 

23rd Annual Ride Around Washington

Several bicycles lean against a worn wood-sided building during RAW

Cheney, WA to Chewelah, WA

Saturday, August 1 to Saturday, August 8

NEW FOR 2020!  For the first time in RAW history, we will have six days of great riding but only two campsites. That means only one move day!  And for those who prefer clean sheets each night, there is the option to make motel reservations in both Cheney and Chewelah.  

RAW 2020 will offer four loop rides, one out and back ride, and one point-to-point ride on the day we break camp in Cheney and set up in Chewelah. This year riders will also have the option to drive themselves to the Finish line in Chewelah, where they can leave their cars for the week, and purchase a shuttle ride to the Start Line in Cheney. This is a perfect option for those living outside the Seattle area.  For those in the Seattle area, there is still the option to purchase round-trip bus transportation from the University of Washington to the Start in Cheney and from the Finish in Chewelah back to UW.

Although the number of camping venues has decreased for 2020, the heart of what attracts riders to RAW remains the same – stunning routes, variable terrain, low-traffic roads, challenging climbs, and thrilling descents, all coupled with great support! There is a lot of mileage for those who want it, but on most days there are shorter options for those who prefer a more moderate ride. And having just two base camps will enable staff to enhance and improve the in-camp experience for riders, thus ensuring that RAW 2020 will be a most memorable experience!   

REGISTRATION PAYMENT DUE PREMIUM MEMBER NON-MEMBER
*Non-Refundable Deposit Upon Registration $270 $270
**Final Payment (Add-on) 5/1/20 $820 $820
Total Cost 5/1/20 $1090 $1090

* A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on RAW

**Final payment add-on can be purchased during registration or by 5/1/20. See instructions for paying your remaining balance (final payment).

Final payment add-on DUE by 05/01/20

RAW is a fully supported bicycle tour with overnight camping accommodations. The tour includes three meals per day; hot showers; daily ride support (snacks, water, and mechanic services); daily luggage transport to and from each overnight camp. Along with professional staff, the tour experience is designed and supported by Cascade Bicycle Club volunteers, fellow cyclists dedicated to sharing a love of cycling in Washington state with our guests. Please join us in 2020!

Check out this video from RAW 2015, courtesy of Andrea Fox & Rhonda McKinney

Who does your registration support?

Did you know the Ride Around Washington supports our mission to improve lives through bicycling? Your RAW ride registration makes Washington a better place for people riding bikes:

  • You are championing better and safer bicycle infrastructure.
  • You are providing bicycle education programs for children, families, school groups and everyone else who wants to ride a bike.
  • You are empowering youth from diverse communities through the Major Taylor Project.
  • You are making it possible for Cascade to offer over 2,500 free group rides every year.
  • Ultimately, you are getting more people on bikes.

Our events are made possible with support from the local communities through which we ride. In addition to supporting Cascade’s programs, your registration fee helps Cascade give back to these communities and the organizations that thrive there. We’re grateful for all their continued support.     

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