Tours

Multiple-day cycling tours organized by the VBC.

Helmets are required on all VBC rides and tours.


Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes - September 21-23

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.

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La Conner Hub and Spoke Tour July 29 - August 2, 2019

Join us for a 5 day hub-and-spoke tour in the Skagit Valley for some rides in the country. Though this area is known for its spectacular tulip fields, we’ll be going long after they’ve passed their prime. Terrain will vary from flat to rolling, with a pace of 20-25km/hr and distances of 70-100km per day.  Fortunately, many of these rides can be shortened for those who prefer a shorter day, but prepared to be on your own. Most of the rides leave from La Conner save one, so be prepared to drive/catch a ride/bike to Mt. Vernon for one of them. Accommodations will be at LaConner RV and Camping Resort, with its myriad options from cabins to tenting. If sharing a tent site, there is the possibility of sharing cooking costs and duties. Lunches will be on the road.

Check out this link for ride information.

RSVP Teresa by June 30 if you’re interested and what your accommodation plans are.

$25 deposit to hold your spot if you are tent camping.

Limit 12 riders

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