There will be shuttles leaving from the finish area starting around 6 AM. Since this is a point to point race, the easiest thing to do is to leave your car at the finish line and catch a shuttle ride to the start! The last shuttles will leave for the start line around 6:45 am.
There are a few parking spots at Whistle Punk Trailhead but parking is limited. Also, parking here requires a NW Forest Pass.
Directions to Finish line/Morning Shuttle meeting spot:
From Portland take I-84 E to Cascade Locks exit 44, take the Bridge of the Gods (toll $2) across the Columbia River to Hwy 14, turn left(west) on Hwy 14 to City of North Bonneville, mile post ~39. There is a large parking lot, gas station, and park/playground area. Look for people with impressive calves holding water bottles.
From Vancouver/I-5 or 205 S take Hwy 14 E. to City of North Bonneville, mile post ~39. If you reach Bridge of the Gods, you’ve gone too far.
Directions to Whistle Punk Trailhead/ Start line: (more FYI - ^better to take the shuttle!)
From Portland or Vancouver go east on I-84 or Hwy 14 respectively. From I-84 take exit 44, cross the Bridge of the Gods (toll $2) into Washington. Go east on Hwy 14 through the town of Stevenson to the Carson Exit or Wind River Hwy. Go north, through the town of Carson 8.6 miles to the Community of Stabler, take a left onto Hemlock road and drive 1.5 miles west. Just past the Ranger station take a right onto the 43 road. Go west another half a mile to FR 417 . Whistle Punk Trailhead is at the end of FR 417.
Travelers from the East should take Hood River Bridge ($2 toll) to Hwy 14 and go west to the start or the finish.