Welcome to the Snohomish Ride to Defeat ALS! It is a one-day cycling event that is going on its 17th year that paved the way for our Silver Valley Ride going on its 4th year in Kingston, ID. Every participant can count on support from start to finish, with crewed stops, volunteers and a safety team. The ride takes place on the Snohomish County Centennial Trail - a recreational treasure - that boasts celebrating rich history of the area and will be raising funds to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.
We encourage our friends living with ALS and their caregivers to join the event. The Centennial Trail is open to those with mobility disabilities--thus, wheelchairs, manual assistance devices and mobility scooters are permitted for use on all areas available to pedestrian traffic on the Trail.
How to Register? So you are ready to register?! Great! We are so excited to have you on board. You can register online in three ways: 1. Join a Team -- If you are joining an existing team that a friend started, you can search for your team and register yourself here. 2. Start a Team -- If you plan to captain a new (or new to 2017) team and are ready to get the wheels rolling, get started here. 3. Join as an Individual -- If you are signing up on your own, you can get started here.
ABOUT RIDE DAY
On the Route
When you check-in, you will get a map for the ride. Pay attention to the roads, directions, and cue sheets. Volunteer SAG wagons will be patrolling the route. If you need assistance, give the standard "thumbs down" signal to indicate you need support.
If there is an emergency, call 911. If you're not sure if you should call 911... CALL 911. For other issues or concerns, please call the number on the Emergrency Contact Card provided in your Rider Packet.
Day of Ride Schedule
7:30 am - 9:30 am - Team photos open
7:30 am - 9:30 am - Continental breakfast is served | Snohomish Senior Center
7:30 am - Registration opens | Snohomish Senior Center
8:30 am - Riders for the 65 mi. Route Leave
9:00 am - Riders for the 25 mi or 45 mi. Leave
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Lunch is served | Snohomish Senior Center
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - BeatALS Band will be playing outside the Senior Center
2:30 pm: Route Support Ends
4:00 pm - Wrap Up
Rest stops are equipped with restrooms or porta potties, water, snacks and other goodies. A map/cue sheet will be available to you in your Rider packet at the registration venue. Please keep you map with you on the route.
Ride start times are staggered to ensure that riders return roughly at the same time. These are suggestions; please consider your ability when factoring in what time you would like to start. Ultimately, everyone should be off the course by 2:30pm. At any point, if you feel that you cannot continue to ride, you may call the emergency number and we will arrange for a pick-up for you and your bike.
If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 FIRST then call the emergency line if you are able to.
Bike Mechanics will be set up at the Start Line area, and at a few rest stops. Our volunteer mechanics can make simple adjustments, quick bike checks and fix flats. If your bike needs more serious work, please try to visit a Bike Shop prior to Ride Day.
The Snohomish Ride to Defeat ALS goes on, rain or shine! Please check the local forecast before the race. We will do our best to keep all participants in the know. The ALS Association reserves the right to alter the course or start times in the case of inclimate weather.
Map and Directions