Lake Chelan 3 Day Weekend - Tour Lite

Event date: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:00am

3 Day Tour Lite - Ride Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, 2019

Online Registration Closes May 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Cost: $80

No Day of Tour Registration.

Accommodation and meals organized by participants

Rider limit: 120

Tour leader: Scott Bogs

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 rides we’ll have the chance to visit a local brewhouse and a winery for group tastings and meals.

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 although we’ll have opportunities for group events on Friday and Saturday night.  Snacks/water will be provided at the mid point of the ride.

LODGING

Suggested accommodations:

Hotels and motels:

Campbell’s Resort, 104 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-2561,

Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4396

Grandview on the Lake, 322 W. Woodin Ave, 509-888-6910

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

Camping:

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 10 -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 ice cream/pie stop at Blueberry Hills Farm Restaurant.

Saturday, May 11 -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 at Lone Pine Bakery. Brisk and vigorous paces will cover 56 miles with an elevation gain of 5,100 feet, and steady and moderate groups will cover 40 miles. There will also be a shorter alternative for those who would prefer to avoid McNeil Canyon.

Sunday, May 12 -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: 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 Quick Wok

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