How old do I need to be to participate in Obliteride?
You must be 18+ to ride in the 25, 50, and 100 mile rides.
You must be 18+ to be a Volunteer.
All ages are encouraged to walk in the 5k.
You can be any age to be a Virtual Obliterider.
Can I ride a recumbent or tandem bicycle?
Yes, recumbent bicycles and tandems* are welcome.
*NOTE: Recumbent bicycles are ONLY allowed on the 25-mile route. Tandem bicycles with two riders will be counted as two separate riders and each rider must pay separate registration fees and separate fundraising commitments. Tandem participants must be 18+ years old for all routes.
Can I ride with a bicycle trailer, handlebar bicycle seat or with my pet?
No. Bicycle trailers and handlebar bicycle seats are not allowed. Pets are not allowed to accompany a rider.
How do I know which route is best for me?
All routes are achievable with the proper amount of training and physical preparation and we encourage you to match this with your ability and determination. You may want to consider consulting a health professional to help determine the best route for you. You may also want to reference the general time guidelines listed on each route's page.
Compare all the routes
Where can I find training tips so I’m prepared to tackle my route?
We’ve got you covered. We’ll provide training tips along the way via our blog, Facebook page and our Training page
to help you achieve your goal. We also encourage you to join a team and do regular training rides or connect with other participants on our Facebook
page and train together. Organizations, like Cascade Bicycle Club
, offer riding programs and classes to help bicyclists develop their riding skills.
What kind of support is provided on the route?
We’ll have rest stops about every 12 -20 miles where you can hydrate, rest, grab a snack or seek mechanical or medical support. We’ll also have SAG (Support And Gear) vehicles on course if you need help and/or a lift to the finish line for any reason.
What do I need to know about rider safety and rules of the road?
You can find detailed rules of the road and rider safety tips on our Safety
Can I change my route?
Yes, you can begin the process of changing your route by sending an email to INFO@OBLITERIDE.ORG updating your route and corresponding fundraising commitment by July 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. You can’t reduce your fundraising commitment after July 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. even if you do not ride or cannot ride the route for which you are registered for any reason, including illness or injury that may limit or prevent your participation. Even if you change your route or decrease your fundraising commitment before 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2018, any funds donated by you or others to Fred Hutch to satisfy your fundraising commitment are not refundable. Anyone with a route change request after July 30, 2018 will recive the bib for your original route and wave and the change will be noted internally with Obliteride. You may ride the new route once we have been notified, including up to an hour before your desired route start time. You may increase your fundraising commitment at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. on September 13, 2018.
Is there a registration fee to ride and if so, what do I get?
Registration for adults riders (18+) is $100 for the 25-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile routes. Your registration fee is not tax deductible and helps cover the cost for the Friday kickoff celebration, the Finish Line celebration, an official Obliteride jersey and much more!
Does my rider registration fee count toward my fundraising commitment?
No. Together with help from our generous sponsors
, your registration fee ensures that every dollar you raise as part of your fundraising commitment goes directly to support cancer research at Fred Hutch.
Is my registration fee refundable if I’m unable to ride for any reason?
No. Your registration fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.
What is the minimum fundraising commitment for my route?
5k Walker Adult (18+) = $175
5k Walker Minor (17 & under) = $0
Adult Rider 25-mile route = $500
Young Adult Rider 25-mile route = $300
Adult Rider 50-mile route = $1,000
Young Adult Rider 50-mile route = $300
Adult 100-mile Rider route = $1,000
Young Adult 100-mile Rider route = $300
Over achievement is encouraged. You can enter any fundraising goal you wish, but you are only required to meet your minimum fundraising commitment.
How do I get started on my fundraising?
We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help you get started and finished; click here to begin
! The first step is completing your participant profile by uploading a photo and then telling all your friends and family about your commitment to Obliteride.
What is the deadline to hit my fundraising commitment?
Friday, September 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. This means that for nearly a month after Obliteride, you can share your amazing experience with friends and family. Many of these people will choose to donate again after they see what you’ve accomplished. It also gives you more time to meet your goal.
What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising commitment by the fundraising deadline?
We will charge your credit card on file for the remaining balance of your fundraising commitment as of September 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. For example, if your fundraising commitment is $1,000 and you have raised $750, we will charge your credit card for $250.
Do I need a credit card to participate?
Yes for online registration. Your credit card is required at registration to pay your non-refundable registration fee. As you fundraise, you reduce the amount remaining on your fundraising commitment. If you are unable to fundraise the full amount, any remaining balance will be charged to your credit card on file after the fundraising deadline of September 13, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. You can also send us a check or drop off cash to pay your balances.
If I cancel my participation, what happens to my donations?
Any funds donated by you or others to satisfy your fundraising commitment are not refundable and non transferrable. All donations will stay with Fred Hutch to fund and fuel breakthrough cancer research even if you cancel before 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2018.
Can I rollover my registration fee and fundraising commitment to next year if my plans change/I get injured?
No. Please refer to the information above, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Is my registration and fundraising commitment transferrable?
No, neither your registration fee nor amounts raised toward your fundraising commitment are transferrable even if you do not or cannot ride in Obliteride for any reason, and you may not allow another person to ride in Obliteride in your place under any circumstances. If you are unable to participate in Obliteride, you can convert your status by updating your participation type to VIRTUAL RIDER
by emailing INFO@OBLITERIDE.ORG
or sending a letter to the Obliteride office by Wednesday, July 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2018, you may not cancel or decrease your fundraising commitment.
Need help or have questions about registering?
We're happy to help! Contact us via website chat support (blue ‘Need Help?’ box in the corner), at 206.667.RIDE or email@example.com
What time does the ride start?
Wave start times improve rider safety. Please plan accordingly to ensure you're in the chute 20 minutes prior to your start time. Wave assignments will be emailed directly to participants in early August. Regretfully we are unable to accommodate wave requests and will do our very best to ensure all teammates are riding together within the same wave.
25-mile - Wave #1
Saturday, Aug. 11
25-mile - Wave #2
Saturday, Aug. 11
50-mile - Wave #1
Saturday, Aug. 11
50-mile - Wave #2
Saturday, Aug. 11
100-mile - Wave #1
Saturday, Aug. 11
100-mile - Wave #2
Saturday, Aug. 11
Saturday, Aug. 11
What is the total elevation profile for each route?
Elevation data provided by Ride with GPS and is subject to change.
Do I have to commit to being a Pacesetter upon registration?
No. You are responsible for raising the minimum fundraising commitment. That said, once you reach your minimum (which we know you will), you can change your fundraising goal at any point by logging into your Participant Center
. You will automatically receive Pacesetter benefits once you reach $2,000. And even better, if you hit $5,000 you'll be part of the High 5 Club. Lots of incentives
along the way to raise as much as you can for Fred Hutch!
How fast do I need to be?
Obliteride is a ride, not a race and safety is our number one priority.
Who can attend the kickoff party on Friday, August 10?
Riders, plus one guest are invited to attend. This benefit is included as part of the Rider participation type.
Walkers, and Volunteers who raise $500 by August 6, 2018 are invited to attend with one guest.
Additional tickets may be purchased in advance in May 2018 (at $100 each for Adults and $50 for minors ages 6-17. Ages 5 & under are free). Details on how to purchase to be announced.
What if I want to ride, but can't cover the registration fee?
Apply for the Obliteride Scholarship fund. A scholarship fund is available for adult riders who may be unable to cover the registration fee, but will commit to the fundraising minimums. If you’re interested in applying for a scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please put ‘Scholarship request’ in the subject line and then briefly describe your inspiration for riding and your need for support.
Are you in need of a bike for Obliteride weekend?
We have partnered with Pedal Anywhere
for low fee rental bikes for Obliteride weekend. Make sure to use include OBLITERIDE18 in the special instructions for a $49 rental rate, delivery and pick-up, plus 10% coming back to Obliteride!
Is there a deadline to register?
Online registration for riders closes at midnight on August 3. Onsite registration will be available at the Friday night kick-off party at Gas Works Park and Saturday moring up to one hour before your desired ride length start time near the starting line at UW.
Are minors/kids invited to the Friday night kickoff party?
Minors ages 6-17 are welcome to join as the guest of a registered adult rider, walker, or volunteer (see above Q&A regarding who can attend the kickoff)
Minors ages 5 and under are free to attend with a registered rider, walker, or volunteer.
What is the Weekend Pass and how do I earn it?
Riders plus one guest attend our Kickoff party on Friday, August 10 at Gasworks Park
Riders receive 1 ticket for food and beverage at the Gasworks Park finish line
What is included with my 25 mi, 50 mi or 100 mi Ride registration fee?
All riders receive:
Obliteride 2018 jersey
Obliteride goody bag
The Weekend Pass
Starting line refreshments
Superhero status for fundraising to cure cancer faster