2019 Ride is currently on the route. The Kootenay Lake ferry is running their normal schedule. Ride will leave Nelson at 7:20 am on September 13th.
The WaCanId is an annual bicycle tour taking cyclists on paved roads encircling the Selkirk Mountains of Washington, Canada and Idaho – hence the name WaCanId.
Our 6-day event covers 370 miles/595 kilometers and showcases the International Selkirk Loop’s spectacular scenery – majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, rivers and the world’s longest free scenic ferry. We also have the best SAG support of any ride – so if you need a lift, no problem. There will be a few climbs to challenge you, but it will be the scenery that will take your breath away:
- Designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as one of the “Top 10 Scenic Destinations in the Northern Rockies”
- Named “Best of the Roads” by Rand McNally Road Atlas
- Named the “West’s Best Scenic Drive” by Sunset Magazine
The weather is usually mild in September with warm days and chilly nights. The traffic is low at this time of year and we will have you on secondary highways whenever possible so you may not see a car for many miles. The communities you pass through and people you will meet are friendly. We will haul your luggage, provide snacks and drinks to keep you fueled, help with minor repairs and keep you headed in the right direction. You just ride and take in the scenery.
So what are you waiting for…. It is a terrific ride and we look forward to having you join us for the 2019 WaCanId!
Remember that all participants will need a valid, current passport or enhanced drivers license 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.