• A Truly Gran Fondo!


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    The Toughest Ride in Puget Sound?

    Yes, the toughest ride in Puget Sound.
    September 9, 2017

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  • It's Coming...


    80-mile, 50-mile, and 30-mile courses ‒ then a giant BBQ!

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  • Sept 9, 2017


    The more checkpoints you get to, the more food, fun and friends you'll find. P2P has the hilliest course in the Puget Sound, but we treat it more like a party...

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  • Start Training...!


    We give you a P2P Passport, and you get it stamped at 18 food-filled Checkpoints along the brutal course... or... well...as many as you can get to... Then we all bury our sorrows under a mountainous finish-line BBQ!

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  • Remember the Barbecue.

    September 9, 2017

    The 80-mile "Idiot" ride has 10,000 ft. of vertical climbing! That's Alpe d'Huez, Col d'Aspin & Col du Galibier combined.

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2016 Devil


Sometimes it just takes a little motivation to get up those hills.

Welcome!P2P is Tough and Fun!

P2P started in Spring 2011 with 12 test riders, "just to see if it would work". Unfortunately, it did. We were competitive rowers who "rode" Vashon's hills in off-season training so we "rowed" faster when we got back in boats.

We thought: What if we strung all these hills together into one epic Island circuit? What if we issued passports to be stamped at the bottom of the worst hills as proof you got there...and had to get back up?

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Toughest Ride in Puget Sound where you'll meet other great people with your same, uh... "pain/party" thing.



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  • Passport2Pain 2017!

    Are you the kind of rider who secretly loves every hill?... especially if there's good food and friends involved?
    Passport to Pain ("P2P") is the hilliest, toughest ride in Puget Sound, but we treat it more like a party.
    We give you a P2P passport and stamp it at 18 checkpoints along the brutal, but beautiful, Island-wide circuit.... or.... as many as you can get to. It's not a race, but the more checkpoints you reach, the more great food, fun and friends you'll find. .
    Our volunteers are legendary for their generosity and ahhh... weirdness (hey, this is Vashon). Then we all bury our sorrows under a mountainous finish-line BBQ, where the "Pain" stops and the stories begin.
  • Get Stamped Along the Way

    We set up checkpoints along the way so you can get your P2P passport stamped
    Everyone makes a bunch of new friends, everyone has big fun, everyone gets a t-shirt and a water bottle, and everyone walks funny the next day.
    Riders start in small groups from Jensen Point Park on Vashon Island at 7:30 am sharp, on September 9, 2017.
    Pre-registered teams can start together. The BBQ begins at 2 PM, and goes until everyone's back. No one leaves hungry.
  • Ride Fun!

    Don't forget, this is a fun ride, not a race.
    We don't keep times, so there are only winners, no losers (this is so Vashon). .You'll burn a lot of calories (but we'll feed'em back to you) and you'll have a great time doing it.
    This hair-raiser of a fundraiser is all brought to you by the Junior & Master volunteers of the Vashon Island Rowing Club. Thanks so much for joining us!
    It may be the toughest ride in the Pacific Northwest but it also may be the most fun!
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2016 Ride Sponsors

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  • "I didn’t know I could bleed from my eyes riding a bike!!"
  • "Great ride ‒ the best I have been on for effort and suffering. Epic to say the least."
  • "The ride that drags you to the edge of your capability and the pushes you over the edge."
  • "In a season full of great rides (Flying Wheels, STP, RAMROD, Triple Bi-Pass, and a ridiculously brutal High Pass Challenge)
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vashon junior crew

Help Vashon Crew!

Send these kids to Nationals... again!

P2P Poster 2016 front page

Join In The Pain!

Food, Fun, New Friends

2016 work hard

Work Hard

Meet, ride, eat!

2016 celebrate


You'll earn it!