Come explore the Northern Idaho Panhandle region of Coeur d'Alene and the bicycling opportunities offered! Learn about its history of railroad transportation and mining contributions. Regional waterways and mountains offer abundant flora and fauna viewing ops. We'll top off our week's adventures with an evening dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene.
This tour will take place from August 6-12, 2017. It is rated fun/intermediate, and our tour group of 12-14 participants should be independent riders capable of doing their own tire and bicycle repairs, if needed. Rides are out and back (one is optional loop) with leader or arranged shuttles on your own and consist of 25 to 70 miles/day – you choose your distance. All but one ride start at hotels, and we will have one free day to ride and/or explore.
Included in the trip cost of $725 is six nights' double-occupancy (two queen beds) lodging, all group social events, last-evening group dinner cruise, and scheduled rides.
Lodging for the trip includes three days/nights in Kellogg, Idaho, and three days/nights in Coeur d'Alene. Hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast; in-room bike storage, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and free WIFI; free parking; pool/spa; and easy access to bike paths!
You are responsible for your transportation to/from Idaho – by car, plane (to Spokane airport), or bicycle! If you fly, you're also responsible for transportation to/from Coeur d'Alene.
PRELIMINARY TOUR ITINERARY
Sunday, August 6 – Arrive/check in at Kellogg, ID hotel after 3 p.m. Evening welcome meeting.
Monday, August 7 – Ride eastward and back on Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Lunch spot and town visit TBD. 30-50 miles RT.
Tuesday, August 8 – A longer ride westward and back on Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Lunch spot and town visit TBD. 30-80 miles RT.
Wednesday, August 9 – Check out of Kellogg hotel, drive to Route of the Hiawatha. Ride 15 miles on crushed-gravel path and return to start via shuttle; sack lunch included. Drive to Coeur d'Alene hotel and check in. Option per individuals to skip Hiawatha and go directly to Coeur d'Alene or explore other opportunities.
Thursday, August 10 – Ride westward on the Northern Idaho Centennial Trail to the ID/WA border; loop north and eastward on roads and bike path back to hotel. Approx. 40 miles.
Friday, August 11 – Ride eastward on the NICT to its eastern terminus, a shorter ride today. 20 miles RT. Evening dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene.
Saturday, August 12 – Check out of hotel and depart.
To register, please mail a $200 deposit check payable to Marilyn Choske, along with your completed DBTC liability waiver and registration/medical forms to: Marilyn Choske, 3900 Holland St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
Balance of $525 due by June 15, 2017.
NOTE that registration funds are non-refundable but may be transferrable. Please direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to Marilyn at 303-905-8510.