2013 RCC Mazama Ride

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Mazama 2013: June 22-23 Marblemount-to-Mazama (and back)

To get to Marblemount from Seattle: 2-hour drive
Two ways to get to Marblemount:
• Take I-5 to Arlington. At Hwy. 530, go east. At Darrington, continue north on Hwy 530, then turn east on Hwy 20 at Rockport. Continue east to Marblemount. 100 mi., 1-3/4 hr. from Seattle.
• Go north on I-5 to Mt. Vernon, then go east on Hwy 20 to Marblemount. 110 mi., 2 hr. from Seattle. (Please note the DETOUR in place due to the bridge on I-5 being out!)

Start Point: Ball Field
Arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.
Mandatory Meeting at 8:30 am
Park as directed
Check in with Larry and Janice; SIGN WAIVER
Pay $5 fee to leave vehicle overnight (bring exact change!)
Load bags onto Sag vehicles
Begin riding by 9:00 a.m.

To get to the Ball Field: As you enter, the ball field is located on the north (left) side of Rt. 20, ¼ mile past Ranger Station Rd. There is a $5.00/vehicle charge for parking. Sign says NORTH CASCADES COUNTRY INFORMATION CENTER.

Sag Support
Sag support will be provided to carry your overnight bag to Mazama and back again on Sunday. Please have your bag loaded in a sag vehicle no later than 8:45 a.m.

The sag vehicles will also be available to pick you up in case of mechanical or physical problems. However, don’t plan on fetching anything from a sag vehicle during the ride. You should carry whatever you expect to need.

On Route Water & Food
Water: We will provide plenty of water along the route.

Lunch: Lunch provided both days.

Saturday lunch will be 35 miles into the ride, at CANYON CREEK TRAILHEAD – approx. 9.4 miles beyond the Diablo Overlook.

Sunday lunch will be at the Diablo overlook.

There are toilets at both of these locations.

Menu: Turkey and PBJ sandwiches, trail mix, cookies, Gatorade, fruit, pretzels, water.


What To Bring
• REQUIRED: Rain gear and cold-weather bike gear
• Sunscreen
• Your bike!
• Bike shoes (double check to be sure you’ve got them!) Now check again – are they there?
• Oh yeah, don’t forget your front wheel.
• Your favorite on-the-bike food and drink potions (see On Route Water & Food above for a list of what we provide)
• Swimsuit (for the hot tub and pool at Mazama Country Inn on Saturday)
• Comfortable clothes and personal items for after the ride on Saturday
• $5 bill for parking fee (exact change is really, really appreciated).

Important Mile Markers

NOTE: Bathroom facilities are available at nearly all of the marked “Trailheads”, but there is no water other than what we carry except at Newhalem. Plan accordingly.

Ride Start: MP 106 N. Cascade Visitor Ctr
Newhalem MP 120 (bathrooms/groceries)
Restrooms 3 between Newhalem & Lunch
LUNCH: MP 141.5 (Canyon Creek TH)
Water Drop: MP 150 (Easy Pass TH)
Rainy Pass MP 157.5
Bathrooms MP 161.0 (bottom of pass)
Washington Pass: MP 162.5
Mazama: MP 179.3 (left turn to Inn)


Cancelation Policy

Up to 30 days before the event (May 21, 2013), a registered rider is eligible for a 100% refund of their registration (less fees).

No refund will be given for any reason, medical or otherwise 29 or few days (after May 22, 2013) prior to the event.

Due to lodging arrangements transfers need to be approved by the event coordinators.


The route from Marblemount to the Mazama Country Inn is simple – head east on Route 20 for about 75 miles. On Saturday, we climb about 6800 feet. On Sunday, we climb 4800 feet. The inn is on the left shortly after finishing the descent on the east side of Washington Pass (look for the road sign). The weather is often cold (and sometimes wet!) at the top of Washington and Rainy Passes, regardless of the weather forecast.

Be prepared! You MUST bring warm clothing and raingear…

Mazama Country Inn


Dinner and breakfast are included in your registration fee. In addition, there will be snacks, soft drinks, and beer and wine waiting for us at the inn when we arrive on Saturday afternoon. You will receive 1 complementary drink of your choice upon check in.

Important! No personal alcohol in public areas: In the past, riders have brought private coolers of beer and bottles of wine to enjoy at the Inn after the ride. Apparently, this practice violates the Inn’s liquor license, so we can’t have private alcoholic beverages in public areas around Mazama Country Inn. You may purchase Alcohol directly from the Mazama Inn.

Saturday Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

Sunday Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.

Vegetarian meals: There will be vegetarian food options at all meals.

If you need to contact the Mazama Country Inn, their phone number is 800-843-7951. Cell phone coverage between Marblemount and Mazama is spotty at best. They do have a phone where you can make calls using your calling card.

See you in Marblemount!

Larry and Janice Sepulveda
RCC Mazama Ride Coordinator




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