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Hot cycling weather arrives just in time for the STP

Water stops every 10 to 20 miles

 

Did you want hot and dry weather for cycling?

It’s here now, as 10,000 cyclists prepare for this weekend’s 200-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. It will be as close to cycling through a furnace as you can get on this side of the Cascades.

Temperatures should be in the uppers 60s when waves of …

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Cyclists made first century bike ride on penny farthings

Ten thousand cyclists are preparing for either back-to-back centuries or a 1-day double century in the Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) this weekend.

The root of the event — the century bike ride — was first documented by two guys on penny farthings more than 130 years ago.

Today, most recreational bicyclists target the goal as they become …

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Sunny skies for STP bike ride

STP cyclists rolling along Lake Washington in 2011.

Some 10,000 Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic riders left Husky Stadium under clear skies this morning and it should stay like that all the way to Portland, whether they arrive tonight or Sunday.

Temperatures should get to the upper 70s this afternoon in Chehalis and Centralia, about the half-way point for those doing the 200-mile ride in …

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Cascade Bicycle Club members can register for 2013 bike rides today

If you’re a member in good-standing with the Cascade Bicycle Club, then you can jump into online registration this morning (Tuesday) beginning at 10 a.m.

Simply log into Cascade Bicycle Club rides for 2013 and check your preferences for the upcoming rides. If you haven’t signed in previously, you’ll need an account.

Registration for the general public opens at 10 a.m. Feb. 5.

Unlike last year’s inauguration of the World Bicycle Relief Red-Bell 100, there don’t appear to be any new rides scheduled for 2013 that require prior registration (the Seattle Brews Cruise has a later registration date). And all the old favorites ….

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2012 STP cyclists roll out of Seattle for Portland

There are 10,000 fewer bicyclists on the streets of Seattle today; they left this morning for Portland.

They’re celebrating their love of the bicycle and self-propelled motion by participating in the 33rd annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, the most awesome bicycle spectacle in the Northwest.

Those who aren’t doing the 202.5-mile ride to Portland in one-day are doing it in two. ….

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Good weather for weekend STP; avoiding congestion at the start

With pleasant weather forecast for this weekend’s Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, the gnarliest part of the ride just might be getting to the starting line.

An official 10,000 cyclists could be leaving the University of Washington parking lot early Saturday morning for the 202.5-mile one-, or two-day bike ride to Portland’s Holladay Park.

Factor in the closure of the Route 520 bridge from Friday night through Monday morning, and you have a stressful start to the ride …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/12/good-weather-for-weekend-st/

Seattle to Portland (STP) registration reopens on Monday

Don’t be left out this year. The Cascade Bicycle Club is reopening online registration for the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic at 12:01 a.m. (that’s one minute after midnight) on Monday.

The popular 200-mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland sold out on Feb. 21 this year when the last of 10,000 registrations were snatched up.

Enough of those early birds have requested refunds, however, that Cascade is reopening registration ….

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