Thursday April 28 through Sunday May 1, 2016

What is it?

Northwest Crank is a cycling festival to meet and ride with your fellow cyclists from around the state of Washington and the Northwest for some fine spring cycling in Wenatchee.

Why should you join us?

  • It’s so much fun it should cost a ton, but it’s cheap!
  • A chance to meet riders from all over the state and region.
  • Build your base miles for the summer riding season.
  • Explore the wonderful roads around Wenatchee.
  • All you have to do is eat, sleep, and ride!
  • Awesome dinner with a White Elephant gift exchange.

There are numerous opportunities around the US during the spring to spend a week just riding.  But, most of these training weeks are to the south!

Here’s your chance to explore your home region and get the same benefits.  All those extra miles will help you maintain and build your endurance!

Each day has at several supported featured rides to choose from.  We will also have maps and cue sheets for rides around the area if you choose to ride self-supported!

Don’t miss out in 2016 as the festival returns with more (improved) routes (including many self directed rides), several contests, and of course more riders!

If you have any questions, please email us at


The 2016 Northwest Crank starts on Thursday April 28 and ends Sunday May 1. Come for any or all 4 days!


NW Crank will once again be headquartered at:

The Inn At The River
560 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA.
Phone:(509) 888-7378 or Toll Free: (800) 920-5406

Wenatchee is centrally located in Washington, less than a 3 hour drive from most of Washington.

NW Crank has a block of rooms held .  Be sure to mention NW Crank to receive the special rate! (Note, pool side rooms are a bit more $$$, ask at reservation for the cost.)
Note: The Inn at the River has the special rate starting on Wednesday, April 27. You don’t have to stay all of the days, but make sure to inform the staff to look at the Northwest Crank special starting on Wednesday.

Volunteer Opportunities

For an event like this we all want to be out riding and enjoying the roads and the support. That support is critical is making this happen. We would appreciate your help! Maybe you’d like to take a day off in the middle. Perhaps a significant other is coming with you and could help for a few hours one day. Please let us know if you are interested and able to help. The more help we get, the more successful the event will be for everyone.

Here is a list of volunteer opportunities: Volunteer Opportunities.

Cost and Registration

The cost for the weekend is $100. The cost includes:

  • Designated route and route sheets for 4 days.
  • Support on the designated routes.
  • A handful of other routes to be explored in the area.
  • Saturday night banquet catered by Garlinis and a White Elephant gift exchange.

SIR Brevet Week

Ride any number of the offered RUSA sanctioned brevets. Click over to the the SIR Brevet Week page for more information.  Note: The brevet schedule starts on Saturday, April 23. 


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