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The Ultimate Vashon Bike Ride

A bike ride along Vashon Island’s rolling central roadway fails to reveal the steep challenges that can be found at the island’s edges. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, hundreds of area cyclists will spend their entire day at those edges, taking on all of Vashon’s least fair, most gnarly hills, during the 4th annual Passport To Pain.

P2P is steadily gaining a reputation for being the toughest bike ride in the Puget Sound, with riders able to choose the degree of “crazy” they’re willing to endure. The IDIOT ride covers 10,000 feet of vertical gained over a brutal 80-mile circuit of the Island. The WEASEL ride is 50 miles and 6,500 feet of vertical. The WEENIE is a mere 30 miles and 3,400 feet. There’s also a team option this year so you can share the pain.

Along the journey, riders get their P2P passport stamped at eighteen strategic checkpoints, where food, friends, photo ops and fun await. The more checkpoints reached, the better the chance for prizes at the huge raffle that happens at the post-ride barbecue.

Due to increased interest, the 2014 Passport to Pain will be capped at 400 riders. To register, or for course maps and more info, go to Passport to Pain is a fundraiser for the Vashon Island Rowing Club.
For more information, contact Nancy Foster-Moss, Ride Director: 206.372.4391 or