The inaugural Coup de Cascades is a 425 mile ultra marathon bicycle race on September 24-25th 2011. It will start and end in Redmond, WA, after making a loop through the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The race is being organized by the Redmond Rousers Rotary as a fundraiser to support the global efforts of Rotary International, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to eradicate polio worldwide ( Anyone from any country is invited to compete in this event. All U.S.A. rules, and Rules of the Road apply.

There will also be "1/2 Century" (53 miles) and "Century" (101 miles) leisure Rides for noncompetitive bicycle enthusiasts.

An awards party will be held at the end of the race on Sunday Sept 25th, to honor all race/ride participants and those who worked to organize the event. A $2,000.00 Grand Prize will be awarded by a random drawing of all qualified racers/riders.

Registration and general information (map, route, rules, checkpoints, awards, qualification, sponsors, etc.) Are available at

News Release from:

John W Cartmell
Club Secretary
Rotary Club of Redmond Rousers