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The 2018 Blazing Saddles Bike Ride will be on August 4, 2018. It will be held in conjunction with the annual weekend Colville Rendezvous Community Celebration at the City Park. After the ride, enjoy the festivities of Colville’s largest festival, including food booths, vendors, and displays of the region’s history and heritage. There will be live bands and performances on two separate stages all day and into the night. There will be a Beer Garden. Ride and then Celebrate.
2018 is the first riding of the TOUR d’COLVILLE VALLEY routes. The 100 milers climb up into “the Basin” on the east flank of the Huckleberry Range and then south, exploring the nooks and crannies of Colville Valley. The 40 and 62 mile riders head around the south half of the Colville Loop to join up with the 100 milers on their return. The 62 and 100 milers then head north through pastoral terrain to Lake Roosevelt and return along the scenic southeast shore of the lake. The 40 milers complete the iconic “Colville Loop”.
Start and finish all routes at the southwest corner of the City Park, located at the corner of Hawthorne St. and Elm Ave. Each registrant receives a goodie bag that includes a t-shirt. The finish line features great post ride food, but you will also want to explore everything that the Rendezvous Celebration has to offer.
Price is $65 per rider until July 16, and $75 per rider thereafter.
Registration and goodie bag pick-up will be available Friday night, August 3rd, from 4PM to 6PM at the southwest corner of City Park. Linger at the park and enjoy the food, music and beer garden the night before the ride. Day of ride registration is also available up to 30 minutes before the ride.
2018 Ride Day Schedule:
2018 Blazing Saddles Tour d’Colville Valley Routes
All rides depart from the southwest corner of the City Park. Routes are clearly marked by distinctive Rotary arrow signs, and also by colored pavement arrows.
Riders of all abilities will find a course suited to their preferences. The 40 mile ride on the Colville Loop follows the valley floor and up onto the scenic benches around the town (elevation gain of 1723’). The 62 mile ride also does the Colville Loop, but extends the ride north to Lake Roosevelt, with a spectacular ride along the lake and then back to the start (elevation gain of 2966’). The 100 milers climb up into the basin on the east flank of the Huckleberry Range, and then down into the valley. After 50 miles they converge with the 62 mile riders heading north for the ride along the lake (elevation gain of 4853’).
Printable pdf Maps:
Please note that all routes are subject to change in response to road conditions or safety concerns.