Published July 13, 2012
33rd annual Seattle-to-Portland Bicycle Classic rolls through Thurston County this weekend
About 10,000 bicyclists will ride the 202-mile route from Seattle to Portland this weekend in the 33rd annual Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic. Read a local preview of STP in Saturday's Olympian.
The riders will travel the route on Saturday and Sunday from the University of Washington to Holladay Park across the street from Lloyd Center in Portland. The two Thurston County stops are the Yelm and Tenino city parks. Seattle to Portland Ride facts
Begins: University of Washington
Ends: Holladay Park, Portland
Total miles: 202.25
Total riders: 10,000 (7,376 men, 2,624 women)
States represented: 40
Eldest rider: 85 years old
Countries represented: Four (U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia)
Food by the thousands: 43,000 snack bars, 35,000 cookies, 26,000 sandwiches, 16,000 servings bananas, 11,000 fig bars, 10,000 servings of oranges, 9,500 servings of grapes.