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Wed., March 28, 2012, 10:57 a.m.

STP still hot on cyclists’s summer tour list

 

CYCLING -- The 200-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic -- which can be done in one or two days -- shows no signs of declining in popularity.

STP, the Northwest's largest multi-day cycling event, capped at 10,000 riders, filled it's quota on Feb. 21 this year -- a full month earlier than in 2011.

The event was founded 32 years ago and is organized like a well-tuned machine by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Who rode STP in 2011?

  • 10,000 riders
  • Oldest rider: 85
  • 18% first-time riders
  • 100 safety and medical riders
  • 30 Ride Referees
  • 228 riders who have participated in 10+ STPs
  • One rider who has ridden them all: Jerry Baker!
  • Riders came from 42 states plus Canada (Alberta, B.C. & Ontario) and England.



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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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