August 30, 2009 in Outdoors

Cycling events in September, beyond

The Spokesman-Review
 

The following is a list of coming cycling events around the Northwest.

Great Northwest Fall Tour, Sept. 6: Choose 15-, 30-, 50-, or 85-mile routes through rural Pend Oreille County and along the Pend Oreille River, plus food stops and a meal at the finish.

Info: gnwft.homestead.com

Labor Day Tandem Rally and bike tour, Sept. 7: The 57th annual ride, loosely organized by the Spokane Bicycle Club (no fee); meet 8:30 a.m. at East Valley High School (Wellesley & Sullivan, and runs 40 miles round trip to Rathdrum Lion’s Club Pancake Feed.

Info: Ian Ledlin, (509) 747-4352.

Kootenai River Ride, Sept. 12: Ride 16, 60 or 100 kilometers near the Kooteai River out of Bonners Ferry supported by Rotarians, followed by baked potatoe feed.

Info: www.ruralnorthwest.com/rotary

Pedal Around a Glacier, eh!, Sept. 12-13: From Nelson, British Columbia, this two-day, 135-mile ride paces along Kokanee and Slocan Lakes and twice across the spine of the Selkirk Mountains to loop around Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. Overnight in New Denver along Slocan Lake.

Info: (250) 352-7199; www.firstbaptist.kics.bc.ca

Bike MS-Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Sept. 12-13: Runs 150 miles in two days, fully serviced with three meals each day, rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support and Saturday Night Celebration. $250 minimum pledge. T-shirt, prizes.

Info: (509) 482-2022, www.nationalMSsociety.org/wai

Grand Columbian Triathlon, Sept. 19: Several course length options for run, bike, swim event out of Grand Coulee Dam, plus group meals.

Info: (800) 268-5332; www.thegrandcolumbian.com

SpokeFest, Sept. 13: Attracted 1,200 riders in first event last year; a family event with rides starting with 1-mile loops in Riverfront Park to 21 miles through Riverside State Park. Food, music, entertainment. Registration accepted through day of event, but do it by Sept. 3 to avoid late fee.

Info: www.spokefest.org

High Pass Challenge, Sept. 13: A Cascade Bicycle Club thigh-burner gives up to 600 riders 10 hours to pedal 114 miles and conquer 7,500 feet of climbing around Mount St. Helens.

Info: www.cascade.org

Trek Tri-Island Bike Tour, Sept. 19-21: An American Lung Association fundraiser in the San Juan Islands.

Info: www.cleanairadventures.org

Tour Des Lacs, Sept. 19-20: Routes range from 40-122 miles over one or two days from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene area and back. Some routes include the Centennial Trail and boat cruises on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Info: www.roundandround.com

Dam2Dam, Sept. 26: Routes of 25, 50 and 100 miles between Rocky Reach and Wells Dams, based out of Lincoln Rock State Park in Wenatchee, includes food. Pledge-raising required for paralysis research.

Info: www.mikeutley.org

Tour de Whidbey, Sept. 26: Ride 50, 60 or 100 miles on Whidbey Island, a health-care fundraiser, with food.

Info: www.whidbeygen.org

Swan Lake Mountain Bike Festival, Sept. 26-27: Family event with clinics, kids’ courses, poker rides and more, south of Republic.

Info: (509) 775-7400; www.republicwa.com

Stroke Stampede Ride & Run, Sept. 27: Team event in Riverside State Park, participants alternate walking or running with horse riding or mountain biking. Benefits Stroke Association.

Info: Crysti Gray, (509) 869-4681; www.strokestampede.com

Manastash Metric Century, Oct. 3: Choose from 50K or 100K options in a ride along the Yakima River from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back.

Info: www.drier-ride.org

Methow Fall Bike, Oct. 2-4: Cross country races, 35-, 70- or 100-mile road rides, mountain bike rides, clinics, kids’ rodeo and more based in Winthrop.

Info: (509) 996-3287; www.mvsta.com

Chewelah Valley Lions Fall Half-Century Bike Tour, Oct. 4: Ride 25 or 50 miles from Chewelah to Springdale and back via a Stevens County loop around Waitts Lake. Sign ups allowed up to the 10 a.m. start time in Chewelah City Park.

Info: Contact: Becky Washington, rebecca214@centurytel.net


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