Come bike the WaCanId bike ride!
September 16 – 21, 2013 – Space is still available!!!
Tour through two states and one province on our fifth annual 6-day, 350-mile/560-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the International Selkirk Loop and Rotary International! Ride through the scenic passages, alongside the rivers and lakes of the Selkirk Mountain range. Visit beautiful towns full of history and adventure. Relax on this long distance, moderate ride, comfortable with the safety of patrolled roadways, and the ease of transported baggage. The International Selkirk Loop is one of the “Top 10 Scenic Destinations in the Northern Rockies” named by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one of five “Best of the Roads” named by Rand McNally 2009, and the “West’s Best Scenic Drive” by Sunset Magazine.
You! Riders are encouraged to participate individually or ride in groups.
Us! The participating Rotary Clubs of District 5080 are the organizers of this event. You will be checked in and attended to throughout the event by Rotarians.
Them! The International Selkirk Loop and its members are welcoming participants to their businesses.
The WaCanId is a 350-mile/560-km bicycle tour around the International Selkirk Loop in Washington, Canada and Idaho. Net proceeds from entry fees benefit the participating Rotary Clubs. The clubs are individually responsible for the distribution of those funds. Rotarian projects benefit both local and international communities. Your dollars may be going to help drill water wells in Africa, build a bike trail in your town, sponsor an exchange program or add to a scholarship. Talk to Rotarians you meet along the way and ask them what projects are special to their club!
The ride will start in Sandpoint, Idaho, with two routes going in opposite directions- Route 1-(Blue Group – counter clockwise direction) and Route 2-(Green Group – clockwise direction).
September 16 – 21, 2013. Weather is usually mild, could be warm in the day, chilly at night, maybe sunny, possible rain! Your luggage will be transported for you, so don’t be afraid to come prepared. Registration opens March 1st and the ride is limited to the first 50 riders for each route.
Because it is fun, because it is good for you, because you want to, because you will be improving the human condition, because you will see spectacular scenery, because you will meet great people and kindle new friendships, because you want to challenge yourself, because you will get a really cool riding jersey, because you want bragging rights, because you want to support greener living, and because you want to explore new areas.
Get signed up now! Register online, by mail or by phone:
- Online: Click now to go to our online registration.
- Phone: Call us toll-free at (208) 267-0822.
Remember that all participants will need a valid, current passport to cross the international border. IT IS THE PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. At the border crossings, riders will grab their own bags off the truck, check them through customs, and then give them to the waiting Rotarians for transport to that day’s destination.
It’s a terrific ride, for a terrific cause. We hope to see you on the WaCanId Ride 2013.