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Tom at Tioga Summit 2011Here we go again on our next bicycle tour for 2012.  I am expecting the arrival of my new bike within the week and it is an official touring bike.  Vacation dates are all set aside and we have been doing practice rides each week to get into shape.  Also we have been doing spinning classes and running sessions to condition.

Our fearless organizer John is not able to participate this year and yet he still put together the schedule and plan.  Here is what he shared:

“I wanted to let you all know that we will be doing a fall 10 day tour of around 680 miles.  It will be a self-contained tour consisting of camping and motels when camp sites are not available.  SO far it looks like there will be at least 5 folks. Let me know if you are interested and I will add you to the list of folks going.  The plan as of now is for John to drive the group to the start at the top of White Pass so that you all would have a nice 35+ mile downhill to start the tour.  This should be a great tour.  NO serious climbs like on the Sierra Cascades, but lots of rollers with a couple of climbs away from the Columbia River.”

Fall 2012 Columbia Basin Tour 1    Washington State

Date    Start Day at:    Finish Day at:    Day Miles     Total Miles
7-Sep      White Pass    Toppenish    75    75
8-Sep      Toppenish    Sacajawea    75    150
9-Sep      Sacajawea    Lewis & Clark    53    203
10-Sep  Lewis & Clark    Palouse Falls    43    246
11-Sep  Palouse Fall    Ritzville    45    291
12-Sep  Ritzville    Soap Lake    77    368
13-Sep  Soap Lake    Coulee Dam    58    426
14-Sep  Coulee Dam    Brewster    54    480
15-Sep   Brewster    Wenatchee    62    542
16-Sep  Wenatchee    Mattawa        74    616
17-Sep  Mattawa        Yakima        61    677

Contact us thinking about going along?

I want to thank my three daughters for helping me fund my new bicycle with their Father’s Day and Birthday gifts.   I would not be able to do this tour without their help.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Other Tours:

Over the TOP
Riding Into Yosemite
September Tour of Washington

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