HEADS-UP: Trio of events will impact traffic in the Snoqualmie Valley area on June 10

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If you’re planning on traveling in the Snoqualmie Valley area on Saturday, June 10, be sure to pack your patience and plan ahead.

A trio of sporting events is expected to bring thousands of athletes and spectators to the area throughout the day, which means roads will be crowded, restricted and/or closed. Below are the events. Please visit their websites for event location details including maps.

  • Snoqualmie Valley Run sponsored by ORCA Running (Registration begins 7 a.m., Half Marathon begins 9 a.m., course closes for all participants at 1 p.m.): An estimated 1,000 runners will follow a route that crosses NE 24th Street and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.
  • Flying Wheels 2017 sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club (Rides scheduled from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.): An estimated 3,000 bicyclists will ride along four, overlapping routes of different lengths. The event begins at Marymoor Park and stretches into the City of Carnation and unincorporated King County, including SR 203 and Tolt Hill Road.
  • Rugged Maniac 5K sponsored by Remlinger Farms (Participants scheduled to run from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Between 2,000 and 3,000 people are expected to converge on Remlinger Farms for this obstacle course/mud run. The influx of people to the area is expected to cause severe congestion, particularly at the intersection of SR 203 and Tolt Hill Road/NE 32nd Street.

Not traveling to or in the Snoqualmie Valley area on June 10 will likely save you delays and headaches. For those that will be traveling to the events or live in the area, thank you in advance for your patience.

12 thoughts on “HEADS-UP: Trio of events will impact traffic in the Snoqualmie Valley area on June 10

  1. Whose responsibility is traffic control for this sort of situation, especially for emergency vehicles and the locals who are stuck dealing with this?

    • Holly, thank you for contacting us about the upcoming events. The impact on the surrounding community is important and agencies coordinate to help lessen the impact. King County is working with the sheriff’s office and event organizers to address traffic control issues.

  2. Ugh! So much for getting out to do our volunteer shift in Bellevue! RIDERS, PL EASE HAVE LIGHTS ON YOUR BIKES AND USE THEM! YOU ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE WHEN YOU ARE GOING IN AND OUT OF THE SHADOWS!!!

    • Thank you for the feedback Valerie. King County is working with the event organizers and sheriff’s office to address traffic control issues.

  3. This is simply too much stress for the community. It’s not fun for anyone. Where do they park? Sometimes there are 60 cars parked along Mt. View road with hikers going to the falls. It’s extremely unsafe. There’s no bathroom, no garbage pick up and it’s trashed.

    • Thank you for the comment, Kate. King County is working with event organizers to assure they provide as much parking as possible at their respective event sites, as well as provide proper restroom facilities, trash receptacles, etc.

  4. Who allowed this scheduling nightmare? Doesn’t anyone between the cities/county/state/police/sheriff communicate with each other? They can’t possibly cover this adequately- they can’t even cover the Flying Wheels ride in past years adequately. People that live out here work hard all week and have things they have to get to and things they can only get done on the weekends; sometimes Saturday is the only day some places are open. The Flying Wheels ride has the absolute worst behaving participants of any group I’ve encountered -ever – add them to the rest of this mayhem and I guarantee this will turn into a debacle if past experience is any indication. There just isn’t the roads/streets infrastructure out here to handle all of this.

    • Kate – Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding the upcoming events. Early summer is a very popular time for outdoor events around the county. The impact on the surrounding community is important and agencies do coordinate to help keep impacts to a minimum. In an attempt to minimize impacts, the county works to notify residents and motorists early about the disruption that will likely be experienced. In addition, the county has worked with event organizers to educate their participants on the impact of their behavior during events. It is our understanding that extra emphasis has been made by event organizers to emphasize participant education regarding behavior at events this year.

  5. BRILLIANT planning & I 100% agree with Kate. I live on the trail & can’t ride my bike or walk my dog because of all the people.

  6. Pam, thank you for your feedback. The impact on the surrounding community is important and agencies coordinate to help lessen the impact. King County is working with the event organizers and sheriff’s office to address traffic control issues.

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