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The 2019 Blazing Saddles bike ride kicks off on Saturday morning, August 3. It will be held in conjunction with the annual weekend Colville Rendezvous Community Celebration in 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. Relax after the ride in the Beer Garden. Ride and then Celebrate.
2019 will be a rerun of the of the NORTH COLUMBIA RIDE, the Blazing Saddles’ original route and most popular. The 100 milers will head north on the beautiful Northport-Flat Creek road along the northwest shore of Lake Roosevelt to the bridge at Northport, and then return along the lake. Cycling does not get any more spectacular than this ride. The metric century riders head to the Onion Creek hills, and return along the lake. The 40 milers take the “Evans cut off” directly to the lake and return via the same world class scenery as the others.
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 15, and $75 per rider thereafter.
Registration and goodie bag pick-up will be available Friday night, August 2nd, 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.
2019 Ride Day Schedule:
2019 Blazing Saddles – North Columbia Ride 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 100 milers go around Colville Mountain and then to Lake Roosevelt and up Northport-Flat Creek Road following the northwest shore of the lake before crossing the Northport bridge and returning along the lake. (4754’ elevation) The metric century riders tackle the Onion Creek hill before dropping down and joining the 100 milers as they return along the southeast shore of the lake. (3697’elevation) The 42 mile ride is up the Williams Valley and takes the Evan’s Cutoff road down to beautiful Lake Roosevelt, where all riders join up on the route along the lake. (1860’ elevation)
Printable pdf Maps:
Please note that all routes are subject to change in response to road conditions or safety concerns.