Pennyfarthing and pith helmet are optional, but soap and deodorant are not.

Marty has generously offered to lead this tour and share the beauty of his new home. He can also house members in his home the nights before and after the ride. The ride starts near Spokane, WA. Riders will have to find their way there.

The Ride: The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is a converted railbed that’s about 143 miles round trip, out and back. The first 8 miles is downhill and obviously back up at the end, the rest is completely flat (at least the next 20 miles the I rode and as I’ve been told).  I thought we could do this in three days, stopping about the 47 mile point at Enaville, ID, plus an additional 1 1/2 miles to accommodations in Kingston, ID.  We can spend two nights there with the second day doing the loop from Kingston to the end of the trail and back without our gear (about 50 miles). 
This is the map of the trail:
https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/trail_cda_pdf/TrailOfTheCDAsBrochureV4.pdf

Accommodations: This is an Airbnb we can rent in Kingston, for 7 people it comes out to about $65US/person for both nights. If numbers exceed capacity, there are other options nearby:
Historic School – Single, Family, Groups & Events – Castles for Rent in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States

Leader and contact: Marty

Numbers will be limited, but all participants must be VBC members.

One Response to “Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – September 21-23”
  1. teresaot says:

    There are not enough good things to say about this tour! Schoolhouse Airbnb straight out of The Shining? Check. Garbage eating goat? Check. Spectacular natural beauty? Triple check. Many thanks to Marty and Karen for generously hosting the 4 of us in their home. Marty did a great job leading the tour and showing us the wonderful sights around the city.

    My photos don’t really capture the beauty of the trail and Spokane, but here’s a taste: https://photos.app.goo.gl/E7VPyxf8BDsjkueQ7

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