|1000 km Routes Page||
This page is, in part, about mapping out a place to place (to place) record route. The I5 version, as outlined here, would not be a 1000 km brevet. I've heard that cyclists are prohibitated from using I5 through Bellingham and I imagine that there are restrictions through Seattle as well. For safety reasons this is route is not really recommended.
The most direct route not using I5 is the 1120km VVV option. This could be considered a record route if you qualified the record as one which avoids freeways.
The Enumclaw route is a 1200.
A group of BC and Washington randonneurs (including Roger Street and Karen Smith) rode a ~Abbotsford - ~Portland -~Abbotsford 1000km route some years ago, and Ron Himschoot rode another version several years later. I have drawn on both these routes for the non-I5 versions. These earlier Abbotsford versions are also available - contact me if you would like to see these. A related route is the Peace Arch-Saint Helens 1000.
Peter Stary and I did the 1120 km version (though with a few different roads through greater Seattle, and briefly using I5 twice) in June 2005.
Eric Fergusson, June 2005