Colville, WA to Rossland, BC
DATE: Tuesday, September 11
DISTANCE: 61 miles / 98 km
Start elev. 1,586 ft., end 3,493 ft.
MAIN FEATURES: Columbia River, border crossing, LeRoi Mine and Canada’s Alpine City (Rossland, BC)
This will be one of our shortest days and includes a climb at the end of the day (last 12 miles) to reach our destination of Rossland, BC. Our amazing sag support will be with you every pump of the pedal – so if you need help or a lift we will be there for you. We start the day heading north along the shores of the beautiful Columbia River, where the road will wind along farms and give you plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the view of this beautiful river. There are a number of places where you can also easily get your feet wet if you wish. Watch for wildlife of all types along this section.
We will then cross the border into British Columbia and begin our accent. Rossland is often called Canada’s Alpine City and is renowned as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World”. So if you enjoy mountain biking or some extremely scenic hiking this might be a community you will want to return to. Rossland’s wealth began with the legendary LeRoi Mine which produced phenomenal amounts of gold. Stop by their museum for more information on this historic community with hilly streets.