We saved the best ride in the Pacific Northwest, Blazing Saddles, for September 21st (when things really heat up around here!), and if the ride itself isn’t hot enough for you the chili cook-off at the finish line will be!
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colville, Blazing Saddles is a fully supported ride with rest and food stops as well as mechanical and medical sweeps throughout the course.
All route options begin by taking you down scenic Colville Valley roads with longer routes winding through outlying areas. Should you choose the century option you will head north along Lake Roosevelt, cross the river near the Canadian border, then head south on rolling terrain through forest and ranches, finishing with a fun descent back into Colville.
Shorter routes have similar scenery and there are plenty of options to shorten or lengthen your particular ride.
All routes finish at the Northwest International Chili Cook-off at the NE Washington Fairgrounds in Colville. Each registrant receives a commemorative long sleeve T-shirt and a numbered rider wristband which also provides admission to the cook-off. Friends and family are encouraged to come cheer you at the finish line where additional meal tickets can be purchased.
Rider packets consisting of a course map, rider number bracelet/cook-off pass, and a few extra goodies will be available Friday evening on September 20th from 4-6 pm at the fairgrounds or on ride day at the start line.
September 21st Ride Day Schedule:
- 6:00am - Ride day packet pickup begins
- 6:45-7:30am - Century riders depart
- 7:45-8:30am - Metric Century riders depart
- 9:00-9:30am – 40 mile riders depart
- 10:00am – 20 mile family riders depart
- 12:00pm – Chili cook-off begins