Seattle. (July 3, 2008) —Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.


This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 9,500 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.

To get riders ready the night before the event, Whole Foods Market Roosevelt Square location will be hosting a ‘Carb Loading Feast’ including all you can eat pasta, salad and bread: Carb Loading Feast.


Friday July 11


5 p.m – 8 p.m.


Whole Foods Market Roosevelt Square: 1026 NE 64th St. Seattle, WA 98115.


(2 miles northwest of the start line).


“Whole Foods Market is a proud supporter of this fantastic event and 2008 will mark our fifth year in partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club,” said Vicki Foley, PR Specialist for Whole Foods Market. “Our Team Members have so much fun with this huge fundraiser, whether riding in it or helping on the sidelines.”


“Cascade Bicycle Club is happy to have Whole Foods Market on board for our 29th year,” said spokesman Mike Inocencio. “They have been wonderful in their support of cycling and the organization. The nearly 40 Whole Foods Market riders that participate really shows how invested they are in this awesome event.”

When riders wake up from their pit stop in Centralia, Whole Foods Market will provide a hearty breakfast to get them going, including pancakes and sausages. And once they cross the finish line? Whole Foods Market booth will include food and goodies to ensure all riders have a great event, from start to finish.

About Whole Foods Market® Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market ( is the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket and America’s first national certified organic grocer. In fiscal year 2007, the company had sales of $6.6 billion and currently has more than 270 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Whole Foods Market, Fresh & WildTM, and Harry’s Farmers Market® are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP. Wild Oats® and Capers Community MarketTM are trademarks owned by Wild Marks, Inc. Whole Foods Market employs more than 53,000 Team Members and has been ranked for 11 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine.