Category Archives: UMC Racing

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.  We are still a RAAM qualifier, so no worries. Someone asked, so I am just reiterating to all of you.

The route is being marked right now and we will have a hard copy cheat sheet, for you, with any updates etc… when you check in on Saturday AM…. and Sunday.  We still have big PROBLEMS on the Active . com sight….so be prepared for a little confusion in the AM, when checking in, till we get it all sorted out. NO worries, we can take a CC on sight, or a check, or cash… We still have spaces open, if you want to race or ride with us, come on down…we will have it all ready to go when you get here.

So solo racers will still need to be in Fall City at 6am for the pre race meeting and their send off at 7am… Double teams will follow, and then quad teams, etc… (see race times under a different tab)

The routes will start and end in FALL CITY, at Trinkets and Treasures – 33511 – S.E. Redmond Fall City Rd, in Fall City, Wa.  98024

For the RIDERS, we will go up & back to Granite Falls for a 100 mile ride on Sunday. The 50 milers will go to Monroe, and then turn around to get their 50 miles in.

For the Racers, 1st we go up to Granite Falls, then head over Hwy 2 to Leavenworth, coming back over Hwy 97 into Ellensburg, Yakima, then into the home stretch to Naches, and over Hwy 12 on the east side of Mt. Rainier, then Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Snoqualmie, and Fall City..

Good Luck to all Racers and Riders…and we will see you this weekend. Please be prepared for any kind of weather…but it looks like it might clear up on Saturday & Sunday for us all.  YEAH!

Please…. Call me if you have any questions.

Kelly Kyle   –   425-765-5433

Executive Director – Coup De Cascades,  2013

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

Aug 18 & 19 Coup de Cascades Race & Ride; Route updates

Hi folks… due to construction on MANY of the local roads… this will be our new official route this year to start the 425 mile RACE…and the 50 & 100 mile RIDES. Please note that everything this year is an out and back, and all routes to and from Granite Falls are NOW MARKED. So,Continue Reading

Nutrition – Why it really matters!

Nutrition seems to be one of those topics that gets a lot of debate. This and that, good and bad… how much,  how little…    I say, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!” We have all heard it a thousand times. I guess I am living proof of it. Here’s my story. My story begins like everyone else…..IContinue Reading