Upcoming events

    • 08/06/2017
    • 08/12/2017
    • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    Full - Accepting Waitlist

    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 $800 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.


    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 $600 due by June 15, 2017. 

    NOTE that registration funds are non-refundable but may be transferrable. Please direct any questions to:

    or by phone to Marilyn at 303-905-8510.

    • 09/10/2017
    • 09/17/2017
    • San Juan Islands & La Conner, Washington

    NOTE1:  One female roommate for this tour is needed. 

    NOTE2: Registrations for this tour MUST BE COMPLETED ASAP in order to guarantee lodging on San Juan Island. Don’t delay!  

    It’s been a long time since DBTC offered a tour in this bicyclist’s paradise - so let’s go! Kathy and Joe Stommel will lead 18 riders through the breathtaking, and sometimes challenging, scenery of Washington State in the Pacific Northwest. Tour dates are Sunday, September 10 through Sunday, September 17, 2017. This tour is best suited for independent riders who are comfortable riding on roads with little or no shoulder, rolling terrain, and moderate traffic. Drivers in this area are accustomed to cyclists, but extreme caution and single-file riding will still be required. 

    Routes will range from approximately 20-45 miles, with plenty of options to customize the distance to suit each rider. Maps and cue sheets will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to ride at their own pace. 


    Day #1, September 10 – Travel by State of Washington ferry from Anacortes, Washington, to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Ferry transportation and dinner is on your own before Welcome Meeting at our hotel this evening. 

    Day #2, September 11 – Ride on San Juan Island with visits to a lavender farm and winery; optional longer route will lead to a sculpture park and historic Roche Harbor Village. 

    Day #3, September 12 – Another ride on San Juan Island with stops at a county park featuring a historic lighthouse and opportunity for whale watching. 

    Day #4, September 13 – We’ll travel by ferry with our bikes to Lopez Island, the “friendly” island with gentler terrain. Be ready to wave “hello” to each local resident you encounter. 

    Day #5, September 14 – Check out of hotel before boarding the morning ferry with a stop at Shaw Island. This tiny island has minimal development, but there are plenty of interesting sites to visit along our bike route. After the ride, re-board the ferry and return to Anacortes. Transport yourself to our next destination, the quaint waterfront town of La Conner, Washington, in the Skagit Valley. 

    Day #6, September 15 – Ride from La Conner to Deception Pass State Park with a breath-taking ride over the Deception Pass Bridge (Google it!). 

    Day #7, September 16 – Enjoy one final ride through the agricultural Skagit Valley region. Farewell dinner this evening. 

    Day #8, September 17 – Tour ends after breakfast. 

    Our lodging in Friday Harbor on San Juan Islands offers two room types - Standard and Deluxe; both include two queen beds; in-room refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. The Deluxe room is slightly larger, with air conditioning and a small patio. PLEASE NOTE: This hotel does not offer breakfast and does not allow bikes in the rooms. On the plus side, the hotel has the only indoor pool and hot tub on the island and is within easy walking distance of the ferry, a full-service grocery store, and many restaurants!

    Our hotel in La Conner provides a free continental breakfast and welcomes bike storage in your room or in a secured location behind the front desk. All rooms have two queen beds, in-room refrigerators, and gourmet coffee & teas. 

    Tour price is $1,150 per person with the standard room in Friday Harbor or $1,200 per person with a deluxe room; La Conner hotel rooms are included and do not differ in price. Although this tour price is higher than other DBTC trips, you will find that comparable commercial tours are at least two to three time more expensive! Registration price includes seven nights of lodging, happy hour refreshments, ferry transportation on day #4 and #5, one group farewell dinner, and at least one picnic lunch. 

    Room type requests are on a first-come, first-served basis only! Prices are based on double occupancy, but a single supplement can be arranged. Please guarantee your spot with a $300 deposit no later than March 15, 2017. The San Juan Island hotel requires a non-refundable deposit in March, so we can only proceed with the tour if firm commitments for all 18 spaces are received by this deadline – DON’T DELAY! 

    Send deposit checks payable to Kathy Stommel, along with the required DBTC Registration/Medical Form and Liability Waiver Form (Items #1 and #2 of the “Out of Town Tours” tab at Mail check and required forms to: Kathy Stommel, 9631 Autumnwood Pl, Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129. Deposits will be returned in full if the tour does not fill by March 15, 2017. 

    Remember that all tour payments are non-refundable, but may be transferred if a suitable substitute can be secured. Questions can be directed to Kathy Stommel at or 719-671-5579

Past events

07/08/2017 2017 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/21/2017 Encore of Salida Art and Ride Tour
06/17/2017 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2017
05/21/2017 Fort Collins Bike and Beer Tour
04/08/2017 DBTC 2017 Kickoff Celebration
11/14/2016 Off The Beaten Path: Tucson Bike Tour
11/12/2016 2016 VRL
08/18/2016 Tour the Vineyards in 2016
07/09/2016 2016 DBTC SUMMER PICNIC
06/22/2016 Salida Art and Ride
06/18/2016 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2016
04/09/2016 DBTC 2016 Kickoff Celebration
11/14/2015 2015 VRL
08/23/2015 Door County Ditto
06/20/2015 ICE CREAM SOCIAL 2015
05/31/2015 Cape Cod and Nantucket Tour
04/11/2015 DBTC 2015 Kickoff Celebration
04/04/2015 Texas Hill Country
01/30/2015 Winter Weekend in Pitkin and Eagle Counties
12/31/2014 Happy New Year in Leadville!
11/08/2014 2014 VRL
07/19/2014 DBTC 50/50 PICNIC
06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
06/06/2014 Ft. Collins Bike Weekend
03/29/2014 DBTC 50th Kickoff Celebration
01/24/2014 6th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/31/2013 'Happy New Year' in Leadville
11/16/2013 2013 VRL
09/08/2013 Teton Trek Two
05/12/2013 Albuquerque
04/20/2013 Spring 2013 Kickoff Party!
04/06/2013 Texas Hill Country
01/18/2013 5th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/12/2012 5th Annual Pajama Party
06/16/2012 Utah Parks
05/25/2012 Aspen Memorial Day Tour
05/17/2012 Self Contained Touring 101
04/21/2012 Texas Hill Country Tour
02/09/2012 Crested Butte Ski Weekend
01/19/2012 4th Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
12/31/2011 4th Annual Pajama Party
08/28/2011 Saratoga Sojourn
06/04/2011 Enchanted Tour
05/27/2011 Steamboat Springs
05/13/2011 Santa Fe Century
02/25/2011 Ski and Snowshoe Pajama Party Take 2
01/28/2011 3rd Annual Fraser Fun Weekend
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