Photos are in: https://davidweller.smugmug.com/P2P-2015

If you rode the 2015 P2P, please send us your thoughts and suggestions to info@passport2pain.org. We'd love to hear from you!

And, if you want your own 2015 Jersey? You can still order one today.

  • 09/17/2016

    The Toughest Ride in Puget Sound?

    Yes, the toughest ride in Puget Sound. We've strung together all the meanest, most unfair climbs into one brutal circuit of Vashon Island. Crazy? Maybe ‒ but your kind of crazy? That's what we're thinking.
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    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM

    80-mile, 50-mile, and 30-mile courses ‒ then a giant BBQ!
  • 09/17/2016

    Food, Fun, Friends at each Checkpoint

    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...
  • Passport2Pain

    We give you a P2P Passport

    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!
  • 09/17/2016

    Start Training Now!

    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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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, ah... "Pain - Party" thing.



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  • Passport2Pain

    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 between 8 and 9 AM, on September 12 2015.
    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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Help Vashon Crew!

Send these kids to Nationals... again!

2015 poster

Join In The Pain!

Food, Fun, New Friends


Work Hard

Meet, ride, eat!

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You'll earn it!

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2015 Jersey: The Wacko

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