ROUTES & DIRECTIONS

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Ride Details:     Before the Ride | During the Ride | After the Ride

For Ride Cue Sheet, please click here. 

Rides are "out and back" & start at Snohomish Senior Center

Route support ends at 3:30pm Sat.

There are three routes available with turnaround at the Rest Stops.

22.8 miles Lake Cassidy
48.6 miles Arlington
64.2 miles Nakashima Farm

Machias features the Depot Shelter, a replica of a railroad depot built in the late 1890's. 
The Depot has indoor seating, power, water and picnic tables.  The site also includes children’s playground, large grassy area and permanent restrooms. 

For a more detailed view of the maps below, click on them!

Centennial Trail Map      Centennial Trail Rest Stops

What to Expect

Before the Ride | During the Ride | After the Ride

Before the Ride

We encourage riders to start training NOW. Riding through your neighborhood everyday is a fine way to start. Build up to longer rides each week and you'll be ready for at least the Easy Route!  Cascade Bicycle Club has daily Free bike rides. 


During the Ride

Check-In
If you're already registered, go to the check in line. You'll get a goodie bag with cool stuff from sponsors.  If you raised $250 or more you'll get a ticket good for one Snohomish Ride to Defeat ALS tech tee!

Jersey Orders
If you've raised $750 by May 25th, your free jersey will be waiting for you at the Jersey table.. Kick off your fundraising early to ensure you will have your jersey on Ride Day. Size Chart is HERE:

Ride to Defeat ALS Cycling Caps are available HERE (opens in new window). Walz Caps will donate $5 for every cap they sell. 

Day-of Registration

The fee schedule is:
Through June 30th $50
July 1 - July 30th (Ride Day) $75

Meals

Saturday
After-Party Fundraising Dinner


Start Line - Snohomish Senior Center 
15 minutes before the ride, everyone will start lining up at the start line. There will a pep talk and instructions for a fun and safe ride.

Route Markings & Maps
A large map of the Routes will be posted near the Registration tables. You may also pick up printed out Cue Sheets & Maps

Safety Support Vehicles & Ride Marshals
The Safety Team consists of deputy sherriffs on motorcycles, and support vehicles with a licensed nurse, EMT or PT. Expect to see them along the route and please heed their instructions. These are very important volunteers, and like everyone, should be treated with respect.

Rest Stops
Rest stops are located on the Route Maps. We recommend stopping at each one. Each stop has someone dispensing food, energy snacks, water, and sport drinks. Don’t forget to thank the volunteers and to scope out each stop. 

Finish Line - Snohomish Snohomish Senior Center
Once you cross the finish line, there’ll be plenty of food, music.


After the Ride

Lost & Found
If you find something during the event, please give it to a volunteer who will take it to Lost & Found. If you lose something, make sure you stop by the Lost & Found table. If it’s not there, get in touch with our office during the week. Many items turn up after the ride. 

Fundraising After the Ride
Aiming at one of the cool fundraising prizes? No worries, we’ve got tips and tools to help you get there. Just let us know! 

Post Tour Celebration
After beeing cheered on at the finish line, riders, family & friends are invited for a night of silent auction and competitive fundraising fun! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration and Participant Center FAQs

How do I register?
Have you ever participated in an ALS Chapter event in the past? If you answered YES, then you have a username and password for our website! We recommend logging in before you register to make the process easy for you! The system will remember you and all of your past information, including edits to your personal pages. Select 'Register' on the home page to begin.

What are the costs involved, and what do they provide?
There is no upfront fee to participate in the Snohomish Ride to Defeat ALS as part of Team Challenge ALS, however, all participants are asked to raise a minimum of $250 to make this event a true team effort and help support families living with ALS in our community.

Reaching the $250 minimum needs to be done by the day of the event. Chapter staff are here to help you!

Event FAQs

Where is the event?

Where is parking for the event?

What time does the event start and what is the schedule for the day?

Team FAQs

Are there additional charges to have a team?
No, but each member of the team is responsible for raising a minimum of $250 in collected pledges from friends and family.

How many members must I have to form a team?
A team can be two people, twenty people, or more.

As a team captain or member of a team, can I raise all the money and then distribute it to other members of my team?
We strongly discourage this. For many people, participating is a challenge. Whether it’s the physical challenge or the effort it takes to reach a fundraising goal, both components are part of the Team Challenge ALS experience. Having every participant raise funds makes charity events special. Everyone participating will have something in common - they provided hope to people living with ALS.

Volunteer FAQs

Will I get a t-shirt for volunteering?
Yes! You'll receive a t-shirt when you check-in at the event. Please wear it as it will help participants know that you're there to help.

Do I have to raise funds to volunteer?
No. There is no fundraising minimum to volunteer, but those wishing to fundraise get a personal page online to help them reach their fundraising goals.

My friends are participating and I plan to volunteer and raise funds. Can I join their team?
Yes! Just contact us and we'll assign you to their team.

 

Additional Questions:

Please reach out to 

Lindsey Smith, Events Coordinator at 425.656.1650 or lindsey@alsa-ec.org