Sandpoint, ID to Creston, BC
DATE: Tuesday, September 15
DISTANCE: 75 miles / 121 km
Start elev. 2,080 ft., end 2,027 ft.
MAIN FEATURES: Selle Valley, McArthur Lake, Bonners Ferry, hops farm, border crossing and the Creston Valley
As you head north from Sandpoint, we will take you through the Selle Valley, a quite and scenic route you will wish you could ride in everyday. We will then head north to the McArthur Lake Wildlife Area, which was established in 1972 to protect and enhance Idaho’s waterfowl habitat and gives you an excellent view of the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountain ranges which are at their closest point. We will continue on quiet secondary roads to the community of Bonners Ferry. The lunch you will be served here is frequently voted “best lunch” by our riders and there are some great shops in the downtown area. Spend some time and see why this town was voted the “most friendly town” in Idaho.
As we continue north toward the Canadian border, the next 10 miles is the busiest stretch of highway on our route. Once we turn onto quieter roads, you will experience some rolling hills where you will see hops and grain fields off to your left. The hops are grown for Budweiser. After crossing the border you will enter the the jaw dropping view of the Creston Valley and our destination for the night.