Author Archives: Shannon Henery

This may be the best Start/Finish location of any ultra!

The 2015 race on August 29-30th will Start/Finish at a location with incredible amenities! Soak sore muscles in the hot tub, cool off in the pool, raid the poolside fridge for beverages, refuel with something grilled on the BBQ, or just collapse in a chair poolside! This race ends in luxury!


Oso mud slide alternate race route

Due to the Oso mud slide, an alternate route may be used (only differing by 5 miles in total mileage). See the race route page for updates as progress re-opening the highway is tracked throughout the summer. Current estimates have Highway 530 open by early September, but if the highway is open in time forContinue Reading

Cascade Ultra is ON!

The new 2014 race route has been planned, and with 452 miles of scenic mountain riding, it should prove to be the highlight of the race season for those who ride it! Dates are August 16-17th. For route detail check out THE 2014 RACE MAP.  This year Loup Loup Pass has been added to theContinue Reading

NEW RACE ROUTE – 2013 Race

Driving directions :…. From Trinkets & Treasures in Fall City, to US-2 E/Stevens Pass Hwy   Starting from:   33511 – SE Redmond-Fall City Rd 1 Head northwest on WA-HWY 202 West. 2 Turn right onto NE Ames Lake Rd 3 Continue onto Ames Lake-Carnation Rd NE 4 Continue onto NE Carnation Farm Rd 5 Turn leftContinue Reading

Coup de Cascades is still ON…with a new Route

NEW UPDATE:  as of Thursday, Aug 15th we are still up and running. The Mud slides in the North Cascades totally wiped out the main road, causing them to close, and us to relocate the route to another part of the state…BUT, it will be a fun adventure, into new territory for all of us.  WeContinue Reading

425 mile COUP de CASCADES, still up and running.

YES, we are still up and running this year…AUG 17th & 18th 2013. Never fear, we are here to answer any questions you might have about the race. Make sure to sign up early…as the prices will go up this year as the race gets closer to the start date. We are continuing the 425Continue Reading

2013 Coup is AUG 17th & 18th ….Sign up now…

Hi folks…. here we are again…another year of racing and riding in the BEAUTIFUL Pacific N.W.  Suit up….helmuts on, let’s ride…. Sign up your friends and ride as a team. Or just be a little crazy…and go it solo the whole 425 miles around the Cascade Mts. Come enjoy the ONLY ….RAAM ( Race Accross America)Continue Reading

COUP de CASCADES – Washington State’s only RAAM qualifier

The Coup de Cascades is a 425 mile bicycle race route, through the Cascade Mountains, making it a RAAM qualifier. Race Across America or RAAM as it is known, has been deemed the “toughest bike race in the world”, according to some. RAAM owner and past racer, Fred Bothling visited the Redmond Rousers Rotary Club,Continue Reading

AND….they’re OFF… 2nd Annual Coup de Cascades is underway…

The first solo Racers took off this morning at 7:29 am . Mic Walsh & Larry Denke were smiling and joking as we blew the whistles and gave them a great send off. All 3 vehicles passed inspection and all crews were ready for action bright and early at 6am. The only 2man team, Dave Preston &Continue Reading

Coup de Cascades, AUG 18th & 19th cycling RACE set to be the best of the best in the Pacific N.W.

This 2nd year we have quadrupled our attendance in our 425 mile RAAM qualifier RACE to 6 people;  4 solo racers and ONE – 2man team. The race route has a C in a circle in bright YELLOW…sprayed onto the road in Chalk paint.  It looks like this: © …. but in YELLOW ( © ) The 6 RACERSContinue Reading