What are the routes?
Obliteride weekend will feature multiple routes:
Participants on the 10-mile, 25-mile, and 50-mile, start at Fred Hutch and end at Gas Works Park in Seattle on Sunday, Aug. 14. Participants on the Two Day route, 100-mile and 85-mile start on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Fred Hutch, head to Bainbridge Island, and South to downtown Tacoma. The two day riders stay for an overnight stay at the Courtyard Marriott and will return to Gas Works park on Sunday, Aug. 14. 85-mile and 100-mile riders will be shuttled back to their cars at Fred Hutch on Saturday evening. The 65-mile riders will ride from Tacoma to Seattle with the returning two-day riders on Sunday.
View the 10-mile route.
View the 25-mile route.
View the 50-mile route.
View the 85-mile and the 100-mile routes.
View the 65-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, 65, 85 or 100, and Two Day.
Ages 12-17 can ride the 10-mile route and do not require adult supervision.
Ages 10-11 can ride the 10-mile route alongside or attached to a registered parent/legal guardian.
Ages 3-9 can ride the 10-mile route attached to a registered parent/legal guardian via tandem or tag-a-long.
You must be 18+ to be a Volunteer.
You can be any age to be a Virtual Rider or On Deck Rider.
Can I ride a recumbent or tandem bicycle?
Yes, recumbent bicycles and tandems* are welcome.
*NOTE: 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 the 25-mile, 50-mile, 65-mile, 85 or 100-mile, and the Two Day route. Children ages 3-13 can accompany an adult on a tag-a-long or tandem bicycle ONLY on the 10-mile.
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. Children3-13 are allowed to accompany a parent/legal guardian on the 10-mile route ONLY. Children accompanying adults must register and be on a tag-a-long or tandem bicycle.
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 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. You can’t reduce your fundraising commitment after Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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 13, 2016, 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, 2016.
Is there a registration fee and if so, what do I get?
Registration for adults (18+) is $100 for the 10-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile, 65-mile, 85 or 100-mile routes and $200 for the Two Day route. Registration fee includes the Friday kickoff celebration, your route’s finish line celebration, an official Obliteride jersey and much more!
Registration is $40 for minors (3-17) riding the 10-mile route. Registration fee includes the your route's finish line celebration, an official 10-mile tee 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?
10-mile route = $500
25-mile route = $500
50-mile route = $1,000
65-mile route (Tacoma to Seattle) = $1,000
85 or 100-mile route (Bainbridge Island to Tacoma) = $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 on our Fundraising Tips
page to help you get started and finished! 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?
Wednesday, September 15, 2016 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, 2016 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 Septebmer 15, 2016.
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, 2016 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 13, 2016.
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 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. After 11:59 p.m. on July 13, 2016, you may not cancel or decrease your fundraising commitment.
How do I know what size jersey to order?
Here’s a handy size chart
to help you determine the size that works best for you.
Need help or have questions about registering?
What time does the ride start?
All Two Day and 85 or 100-mile riders should arrive at Fred Hutch no later than 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 13; we are catching the 7:55 a.m. ferry and cannot be late. The ride will continue around 8:45 a.m. on Bainbridge Island.
Start times for the one day routes on Sunday, Aug. 14 are:
65-mile - Tacoma to Seattle route: 7:00 a.m.
50-mile route: 8:00 a.m.
25-mile route: 10 a.m.
10-mile route: 10:30 a.m.
What is the total elevation profile for each route?
Elevation data provided by Ride with GPS and is subject to change.
Can my child accompany me on the ride?
Yes, children between the ages of 3 and13 must register and select that they will accompany an Adult Rider that is their parent/legal guardian. Children can only accompany an adult rider on the 10-mile route using ONLY a tag-a-long or tandem bicycle.
Children are NOT allowed to accompany the adult using a handlebar bicycle seat or bike trailer.
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 DOUBLE your minimum fundraising commitment. And even better, once you reach $3,000 you'll be an official TRIcycler and if you hit $5,000 you'll be part of the High 5 Club. Lots of incentive 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.
There are some time guidelines for the 10-mile route in participular. The 10-mile is the only route that is a controlled course, meaning one lane is coned and dedicated to our riders. The controlled course will remain in place for a maximum of 2 hours (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.); after two hours, the course becomes an open course.
Who can attend the kickoff party on Friday, August 12?
All registered adult riders, plus one guest, are invited to attend the kickoff party on Friday, August 12 for FREE. Adult registered riders also have the opportunity to pre-purchase up to two (2) additional tickets (at $100 each) for the kickoff party prior to Obliteride weekend. Additional tickets must by purchased by July 30, 2016.
Junior riders, ages 3-17, are ONLY invited to attend the kickoff party as a guest of a registered adult rider. The one exception is if the Junior rider raises a minimum of $560 by August 8, 2016. In this instance, the Junior rider can attend the party and must bring a parent/legal guardian as their guest.
Virtual riders and volunteers that raise $560 by August 8, 2016 can attend the kickoff party with one guest.
My kid is a strong rider, do they have to ride attached to me on the 10-mile route?
While the 10-mile ride is a “controlled” course, meaning one lane will be coned off for our riders, cars will still be on the road, and all riders must follow Washington State Bicycle Laws. Being attached to a parent or legal guardian via tandem or tag-a-long is the best way to assure children and all other riders remain safe and have fun.
I'm gong to be riding Obliteride on Sunday. Can my friend or relative take my child on the ride?
No, all riders under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent or legal guardian.
How can kids get involved with Obliteride?
By joining the 10-mile route! Ages 3-17 can ride the 10-mile route. Find out more information here
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. Additional tickets will be available to purchase in May 2016; adult riders will receive email communications with options to purchase these tickets.
I want to ride the 10-mile route, but would rather have the funds I raise benefit all cancer research at Fred Hutch, not just women's cancers. Can the money I raise go toward the general fund?
Yes. When you register for the 10-mile route, check the Opt out box during Step 2 of the registration process that reads 'I understand the 10-mile route supports women's cancer research and would rather direct the money I raise toward supporting the areas of greatest need at Fred Hutch.'
What if I don't own a bike, but want to ride?
You're in luck! Bicycle Adventures is a great partner of ours and is providing 30 bikes to borrow for Obliteride weekend. Simply sign up to ride the 10, 25 or 50 mile route, note on your registration form that you need a bike, your height and inseam and then you're set. We will have a bike waiting for you at the start line at Fred Hutch on Sunday, August 14.
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I want to ride, but can't cover the registration fee?
Apply for the Obliteride Scholarship fun. 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 email@example.com
. Please put ‘Scholarship request’ in the subject line and then briefly describe your inspiration for riding and your need for support.