Eastern Washington Tour
Eastern Washington Tour (EWT)
Due to COVID-19 this tour has been canceled. Deadline to receive a refund was may 1, please contact email@example.com.
4 Day Tour - Meet Thursday evening, May 28, ride Friday, May 29 - June 1, 2020
REGISTRATION PAYMENT DUE PREMIUM MEMBER NON-MEMBER *Non-Refundable Deposit Upon Registration $160 $160 **Final Payment (Add-on) 5/1/20 $425 $425 Total Cost 5/1/20 $585 $585
* A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on EWT.
**Final payment add-on can be purchased during registration or by 5/1/20. See instructions for paying your remaining balance (final payment).
Single supplement - $295 (optional registration add-on)
final payment add-on DUE By - 5/1/20
Rider limit: 24
Tour leader: David Mattson
The four-day Eastern Washington Tour is a loop, beginning and ending in beautiful Chelan with overnights in Omak, Republic, and Grand Coulee. This tour has it all - quiet roads, lush valleys, challenging climbs, miles and miles of beautiful scenery, and the camaraderie of your fellow riders.
What to expect
This tour provides the STANDARD Level of support as described on the Club Tours FAQ page. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on riding days. Dinners are on your own.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
The tour is rated Brisk/Moderate. This year’s tour has a 80+ mile daily average, with one 100 mile day, and significant climbing every day. There is no rest day, we will be riding four consecutive days. You should be comfortable riding four days in a row at a high moderate or brisk pace.
Late May and early June can be unpredictable in Eastern Washington. Days are likely to be warm and dry (even hot!), but you should also be prepared for both rain and cold temperatures as this tour goes through stretches at high elevation.
This tour will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks on riding days. Dinners are on your own.
Four nights lodging is included. Lodging is basic but clean and comfortable.
Go green! We encourage carpooling. The start point for this tour is approximately 175 miles from Seattle.
2020 Eastern Washington Tour itinerary
Elevations are based on RidewithGPS. True elevation gains may be more/less. Please note the itinerary below may change. In particular, each day has route options, the specific route chosen may depend on road conditions at the time of the tour.
Thursday, May 28 – Chelan
We meet the first night and get to know each other during a brief informational meeting.
Friday, May 29
Chelan to Omak, 89 miles – approximately 5200’
We start off riding along the scenic Columbia River. From there we wind our way gently up the beautiful Methow Valley to the base of Loup Loup Pass. Climbing the western slope through farmland and pine forests, we get up to 4,000’ and enjoy a beautiful descent down to Okanogan and then into Omak where we will spend the night.
Saturday, May 30
Omak to Republic, 108 miles – approximately 7000’
The day starts following along the Okanogan River to Tonasket, we then start climbing up through Havillah to the Stizmark Ski Hill, and then descend down to Chesaw and on to our lunch stop on the shoreline of Beth Lake before descending down along Torado Creek and the Kettle River. Then its on past Curlew Lake to the old mining town of Republic where we’ll stay for the night. (There will be an 85 mile 6100’ option for those who do not want to do the full century route.)
Sunday, May 31
Republic to Grand Coulee, 70 miles – approximately 3300’
This day starts with a lovely descent down the Sanpoil River Valley, through ranches, forest lands, and the Colville Indian Reservation. After approximately 30 miles, we start one of our steepest but shortest climbs - up Cache Creek Road. This road climbs through pine forests to an elevation of 3,300 feet, meanders across a plateau for a few miles, and then descends down to the Columbia River, affording panoramic views of the valley north of the Coulee Dam. The descent brings us into the town of Grand Coulee where we will stay for the night, after one last climb up to the motel.
Monday, June 1
Grand Coulee to Chelan, 82 miles – approximately 3900’
Our route today takes us along the scenic shoreline of Banks Lake to Coulee City, we then climb to the high plateau where ranch lands can be seen extending for miles in all directions and head to the small town of Mansfield for lunch. We drop back down on McNeil Canyon Road where we can look down on Lake Chelan and the Columbia River before crossing it. We end the tour with one final climb back to Chelan. Here we’ll say good bye and take home fun memories and the feeling of having left the workaday world behind for a few days.