Courage Classic FAQs
Q. What is the registration deadline?
Registration deadline is July 20th. All checks must be postmarked by July 20th if they are being mailed. In order to accommodate hundreds of riders, rider count must be available in order to print t-shirts, order food and assign volunteers.
Q. Where can I send donations?
Please make checks payable to MBCH/Courage Classic and mail to: P.O. Box 5296, Tacoma, WA 98415-0296. Tax ID# 94-3030039. Please be sure to note the rider name. We are a 501c(3) organization.
Q. Where do I park my car?
Upon arrival at the start, you will be instructed by volunteers from Children's Trust Foundation on where to park for the weekend. 24 hour security is provided through Monday evening.
Q. How do I get my luggage at the end of each day?
Our UPS gear transport will take your bag to either the campsite or to the front desk of your hotel. Weight limit is 50lbs. per bag. Limit of two bags per rider.
Q. How does the meal plan work?
Your registration fee includes all on-course meals (lunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday) The meal plan covers all of the other meals (breakfast on Sunday and Monday and dinner on Saturday and Sunday). Family and friends are welcome to join you for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is $12 and dinner is $17 for family and friends not registered with the Courage Classic. Fee will be collected on site at the meal location.
Q. Is camping Free?
Yes. Camping is included in your registration fee. We will have large open fields for camping in both Suncadia and Leavenworth for our participants.
Q. Can you tell us about showers and other amenities at the campsites?
Hot showers are included in your registration fee. Please bring your own towels. Portable restrooms will be located at both camp locations at Suncadia and Leavenworth. Our massage team will be on-site at the campsites to help you work out sore muscles for a small fee.
Q. What if I have a problem with my bike during the ride?
The amazing mechanics from Old Town Bicycles are available for assistance throughout the ride. At the end of each day, the mechanics will be located at the campsites. If you need mechanical assistance, please bring your bike to the mechanics tent.
Q. How do I get back to my car after the ride?
If you paid the $10 fee and have indicated within your online registration page and that you will need a bus ride from Skykomish to Snoqualmie Ridge you will have a space reserved for you. Your bike will be loaded onto a truck and riders will board plush motor coaches in Skykomish and enjoy a 75 minute ride back to your vehicles at Snoqualmie Ridge. Once on board, enjoy the camaraderie of fellow riders or get some well deserved rest. Back in Snoqualmie Ridge, you will be reunited with your bike.
Q. How do I get from my hotel to Suncadia on Saturday evening?
Two buses will be operating between the hotels in Cle Elum and Suncadia beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pickup points are Suncadia (campsite), Suncadia Lodge, Sunset Cafe, Timberlodge Inn, Stewart Lodge and Travelers Inn. Buses will also shuttle into The Brick in Roslyn.
Q. Do I need to bring food?
Rotary Clubs of Pierce County provide plenty of food at rest stops throughout the entire ride. There are three stops along the route each day, including the summit lunches. All stops will have food, water, energy bars and lots of snacks.
Q. Do you really have ice cream sundaes and root beer floats at rest stops?
Yes. Ice cream sundaes in Lake Easton and root beer floats at Nasson Creek. Join us on the ride and enjoy all of the tasty morsels along the way!
Q. How late can I mail my checks to make sure you have them by registration day?
At check-in/registration, we'll only be making sure you've met your $750 minimum. If you know you've met that minimum weeks or months ago, we prefer that you mail your donations rather than bringing them with you. If you have any doubts about having collected the minimum, mail checks no later than July 20 or bring your donations with you.
Q. How do I get to the start line at Snoqualmie Ridge?
From Tacoma: Go North on I-5, Take Hwy. 18 Eastbound (Exit #142-A). Continue on Hwy. 18 underneath I-90 and through two stoplights, as it becomes SE Snoqualmie Parkway. Continue on SE Snoqualmie Parkway to SE Douglas St. Turn RIGHT onto SE Douglas St. Volunteers from the Children's Trust Foundation will direct you where to park and unload your gear.
From Seattle: Go East on I-90 to the Hwy. 18 Exit (Exit #25). Turn LEFT onto SE Snoqualmie Parkway and continue to SE Douglas St. Turn RIGHT onto SE Douglas St. Volunteers from the Children's Trust Foundation will direct you where to park and unload your gear.
Q. What should I expect at registration on Saturday morning at the start line?
We have streamlined the registration process to get you out on the road as quickly as possible. Once you reach the registration tent, a volunteer will ask you for your name. If you have pledges to turn in...great! If you have no pledges to turn in and you've already reached the $750 minimum, you will be on your way in a matter of minutes!
If you have not reached the fundraising minimum and have no pledges to turn in, you will be asked to provide a check or credit card which we will hold until you reach the minimum, or until the August 31 deadline, when you will be billed for any outstanding balance. And yes, we have recorded your online pledges to you through the Thursday before the ride. With this new registration procedure, no pledges will be calculated on-site, instead, we will only confirm you have met the pledge minimum or provided the hold information.
Q. What time is registration open on Saturday morning?
Registration is open from 7 - 9 am on Saturday. We will have an official start time at 8am from a designated start line at Snoqualmie Ridge.
Q. Is there a pre-event packet pickup?
There will be a pre-event packet pickup on the Wednesday prior to the ride, at the parking lot behind the Safe and Sound Building (1112 S. 5th St.) on the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital campus in Tacoma, from 10 am-5 pm. The Child Abuse Intervention Department will be open for tours throughout the day for all Courage Classic riders, donors and the community. If you cannot make pre-event packet pickup, you can still pickup your packet and submit donations during the morning of the event.
Q. Can I bring a personal support vehicle?
No. For the safety of our participants, we strongly discourage any personal support vehicles during the ride at any time.
Q. Can I bring others along with me?
Family and friends are invited to send you off at the starting line at Snoqualmie Ridge on Saturday and welcome you into the finish line in Skykomish on Monday to help you celebrate your amazing accomplishment. We strongly discourage you to invite any unregistered guests to ride along with you at any time during the event. Through your fundraising efforts, each Courage Classic participant has earned the right to make this one of the most exciting experiences of the year, and we have designed an event that supports your efforts and not the efforts of others.