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Sponsored by the Colville Rotary Club, the Blazing Saddles Bike Ride will be on August 5, 2017. It will be held in conjunction with the annual weekend Colville Rendezvous Community Celebration at the City Park. After the ride, enjoy all the festivities of Colville’s biggest annual festival, including food booths, vendors, and displays of the regions history and heritage. There will be live bands and performances on two separate stages into the night, with a beer garden open throughout the day and into the evening. Ride, and then Celebrate.
The 2017 bike loop routes are all new. The 45 mile Colville Loop is the “signature” road cycling loop of this world class cycling area. The 68 Mile and 100 mile rides both offer a steady early morning climb over the Orin-Rice summit and then a decent down to the cool lake shore of Lake Roosevelt where after 25 miles the rides split. The 100 mile ride heads south and crosses the lake on a free ferry and returns on the west shore of the lake. The 68 mile ride heads north on the east shore of the lake. Both rides meet up in Kettle Falls and finish by way of the north half of the Colville Loop.
All routes finish and start at the park sign at southwest corner of City Park, Hawthorne St and Elm Ave. Each registrant receives a goodie bag that includes a short sleeve tech t-shirt. The finish line features post ride food, but you will want to explore everything that the Rendezvous Celebration has to offer.
Price is $65 per rider until July 15, 2017, and $75 per rider thereafter.
Registration and rider goodie bag pick-up will be available Friday night, August 4th, from 4PM to 6PM at the park sign at the southwest corner of the city park. Linger at the park and enjoy the food, music and the beer garden the night before the ride.
2017 Ride Day Schedule
6am Packet Pick up
6:30 Century Riders depart
7:30 68 Mile Riders depart
9:00 45 Mile riders depart
10:00 25 Mile “Family Ride” (Day of Ride Registration, $20-No Shirt)
Starting near the southwest corner of City Park (Hawthorne St and Elm Ave), all routes will be clearly marked and fully supported.
Riders of all abilities will find a course suited to their preferences. The 45 mile Colville Loop course is generally on the valley floor and the scenic benches around the town. Total elevation gain is 2430 feet. The 68 and 100 mile routes climb over the Orin-Rice summit, and then follow the scenic shores of Lake Roosevelt, with elevation gain of 4258 for the 68 mile course, and 6166 for the 100 mile course.
Printable pdf maps are
45 Mile: 2017 Blazing Saddles 45 Mile
Please note that all routes are subject to change in response to factors such as road conditions or safety concerns.