Lake Chelan 3 Day Weekend - Tour Lite

Event date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

3 Day Tour Lite

Online Registration Closes May 9, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

  • Member Cost: $60
  • Non-member Cost: $70

No Day of Tour Registration.

Accommodation and meals organized by participants
Rider limit: 120
Tour leader: Scott Boggs

This tour is different from other Cascade Club Tours.  While we will provide routes, sag support and a rest stop with snacks, we will not provide accommodations.  In this way we are able to offer an introductory low cost touring opportunity.

So come along and enjoy a fun long weekend in Lake Chelan.

Overview

Come join us for a weekend of riding around beautiful Lake Chelan. This will be a fun way to get an early start on the season with some great rides around the lake, through vineyards and orchards, and in the hills above. Multiple paces and route distances will be offered each day ranging from 37 miles with an elevation gain of 2,800 feet to 56 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing and will include SAG support with a scheduled food stop during the rides. These rides will cover much of the route used for the Lake Chelan Century Challenge held in late June, including the signature climb up McNeil Canyon, so use this weekend to test your fitness for one of the most challenging century rides in Washington.

Rides each day will start at Don Morse Park in downtown Chelan and you are not required to ride each day. 

The charge per rider for the weekend is for the three day ride support. Accommodations and meals are for riders to organize.

Post ride we’ll have the chance to visit a couple of the local wineries for private tastings.

See below for suggested accommodations, route descriptions and more details.

What to expect

WEATHER

Days are likely to be warm and dry (even hot!), but you should also be prepared for both rain and cooler temperatures.

MEALS

Meals are on your own.  Snacks/water will be provided at the mid point of the ride.

LODGING

Suggested accommodations:
Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4396
Campbell’s Resort, 104 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-2561
Grandview on the Lake, 322 W. Woodin Ave, 509-888-6910
The Lookout: Lakeside Village, http://www.chelanlookout.com/

Midtowner Motel, 721 E. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4051
Apple Inn Motel, 1002 E. Woodin Ave., 509-682-4044
Lake Chelan Motel, 2044 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-2742

Lakeshore RV Park, 135 E. Johnson, 509-682-8023
Lake Chelan State Park, 7544 S. Lakeshore Rd, 509-687-3710

TRANSPORTATION

Go Green! We encourage carpooling. The start point for this tour is approximately 175 miles from Seattle.

ITINERARY

Friday, May 12 -Manson Loop 

This is a challenging but scenic ride through vineyards and orchards on the north side of Lake Chelan above the town of Manson, with options ranging from 37 to 42 miles. For those interested in more climbing, we will include three major hills including a beautiful ride up to Echo Valley, the local ski hill, for a total elevation gain of 3,800 feet. Optional pie stop at Blueberry Hills Farm Restaurant.

Saturday, May 13 -McNeil Canyon

The highlight of this route is the ascent of McNeil Canyon, a 6-mile climb from the Columbia River rising to 3,100 feet, followed by a ride down the Columbia River for a pie stop. Brisk and vigorous paces will cover 56 miles with an elevation gain of 5,000 feet, and steady and moderate groups will cover 48 miles. There will also be a shorter alternative for those who would prefer to avoid McNeil Canyon.

Sunday, May 14 -Navarre Coulee 

This is a 50 mile loop that includes two significant climbs and a total elevation gain of 2,900 feet. Starting in Chelan, we will ride up Knapp Coulee and then descend down to the Columbia River. The route then climbs back up Navarre Coulee where we will have some spectacular views of Lake Chelan, then down to Lake Chelan State Park for a rest stop. We will then continue up lake as far as the road is paved turning around at 25 Mile State Park. The route back will follow the lake shore to Chelan. A shorter route of 30 miles is also available.

RESOURCES

Restaurants:
Bamboo Shoot
B.C. MacDonalds
Apple Cup Café
Blueberry Hills Farm Restaurant
Local Myth Pizza
Marcela’s Cocina Mexicana
Sunset Bar & Grill, Manson
The Vogue
Lakeview Drive-in
Chelan Teriyaki

Wineries and other things to do:
Tsilan Cellars
Vin Du Lac Winery
Lake Chelan Winery
Karma Vineyards
The Blending Room by WineGirl Wines