What are the routes?
Obliteride weekend will feature multiple routes:
Participants on the 25-mile, 50-mile, 100-mile start at Fred Hutch and end at Gas Works Park in Seattle on Sunday, Aug. 13. Participants on the Two Day route, start on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Fred Hutch, head to Bainbridge Island, and South to downtown Tacoma. The two day riders stay overnight and return to Gas Works Park on Sunday, Aug. 13.
View the 25-mile route.
View the 50-mile route.
View the 100-mile route.
View the Two Day route.
How old do I need to be to participate in Obliteride?
You must be 18+ to ride the 25, 50, 100, and Two Day.
You must be 18+ to be a Volunteer.
You can be any age to be a Virtual Rider.
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 back to home base 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 change your route by sending an email to INFO@OBLITERIDE.ORG or a letter to Obliteride updating your route and corresponding fundraising commitment by July 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. You can’t reduce your fundraising commitment after July 14, 2017 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 14, 2017, any funds donated by you or others to Fred Hutch to satisfy your fundraising commitment are not refundable. You may increase your fundraising commitment at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2017.
Is there a registration fee and if so, what do I get?
Registration for adults (18+) is $100 for the 25-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile routes and $200 for the Two-day route. 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?
25-mile route = $500
50-mile route = $1,000
100-mile route = $1,000
Two-day route = $1,000
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 15, 2017 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 15, 2017 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.
Every rider with a fundraising minimum is required to complete a pledge form prior to the ride (or have met their minimum). The form will indicate the credit card number to charge should there be a remaining balance after September 15, 2017.
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. You also need to complete a pledge form indicating the credit card to be charged for your fundraising commitment should you not meet your fundraising commitment. 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 15, 2017 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 14, 2017.
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 email@example.com
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 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 p.m. on July 14, 2017, you may not cancel or decrease your fundraising commitment.
Need help or have questions about registering?
What time does the ride start?
New this year, we've added waves to the one day routes to 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.
Download the wave start time assignments.
25-mile - Wave #1
Sunday, Aug. 13
25-mile - Wave #2
Sunday, Aug. 13
50-mile - Wave #1
Sunday, Aug. 13
50-mile - Wave #2
Sunday, Aug. 13
100-mile - Wave #1
Sunday, Aug. 13
100-mile - Wave #2
Sunday, Aug. 13
Two-day (Day 1)
Saturday, Aug. 12
Two-day (Day 2)
Sunday, Aug. 13
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.
If riding the 100-mile route, you'll need to be able to get to milepost 34 by 11:00 a.m. to ride the full 100mi course.
Who can attend the kickoff party on Friday, August 11?
All registered adult riders, plus one guest, are invited to attend the kickoff party on Friday, August 11 for FREE. Adult registered riders also have the opportunity to pre-purchase additional tickets (at $100 each) for the kickoff party prior to Obliteride weekend. Additional tickets must by purchased by July 30, 2017.
Virtual riders and volunteers that raise $500 by August 7, 2017 can attend the kickoff party with one guest.
Are minors/kids invited to the Friday night kickoff party?
Minors are welcome to join as the guest of a registered adult rider. Each registered adult rider is invited to bring one guest and has the opportunity to purchase two additional tickets at $100 each or $50 each for kids 13 and under. Additional tickets will be available to purchase in May 2017; adult riders will receive email communications with options to purchase these tickets.
Anyone under the age of 21 will be required to have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times and must have their parent or legal guardian sign a waiver prior to entrance into the Hospitality Areas.
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 are currently sold out of loaner bikes for Obliteride 2017.
If so, we have you covered thanks to our awesome partner Bicycle Adventures.
Bicycle Adventures is providing 50 flat bar bikes, for riders on the 25 and 50 mi routes.
When you register, note that you want to borrow a bike for the ride and include your height and inseam so we can match you up with a bike.
The bike will be available for you onsite at the Start Line; Bicycle Adventures will check the bike out to you, have you sign a form and help you adjust it to fit you best. Upon the completion of your ride, you can simply return the bike to the Bicycle Adventures tent, located near the Finish Line.
Is there a deadline to register?
Online registration for riders closes at midnight on August 4. Onsite registration will be available at the Start Line.