The REAL Ride Segment One Recap

Prologue | 7.31.17
Puget Sound shore to Interagency Academy Seattle, WA
16 mi  |  515 ft

8.1.17 – DAY 1
Interagency Academy Seattle, WA to Alice Creek Campground North Bend, WA
51.5 mi  |  3,524 ft
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail does not disappoint. After 43 truly mixed terrain miles from downtown Seattle, we hit the JWPT and rolled another 10 miles to a perfect camp site. click to view day recap on Facebook

DAY 2 | 8.2.17
North Bend, WA to KOA Campground Ellensburg, WA
66 mi  |  1,142 ft
A super hot, dusty, 66 mile day – from the top of Snoqualmie Pass down into the baking grasslands of central Washington State. click to view day recap on Facebook

DAY 3 | 8.3.17
Ellensburg, WA to Beverly ORV Park at Beverly Dunes Royal City, WA
56.8 mi  |  2,497 ft
We’ll be honest. Today was hard. We rode 57 miles in 105 degree heat through the high plateau of central Washington, including 20 miles that were absolutely remote. click to view day recap on Facebook

DAY 4 | 8.4.17
Royal City, WA to Lind, WA
73 mi  |  3,196 ft
More miles (73), equal heat (105), lots of smoke from wild fires up north — but a better day.  click to view day recap on Facebook


DAY 5 | 8.5.17
Lind, WA to Malden, WA
80.3 mi  |  3,543 ft
Given the persistent heatwave and soft conditions on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, we re-routed another day. 
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DAY 6 | 8.6.17
Malden, WA to Harrison, ID
60.3 mi  |  2,575 ft
A terrific 60 mile day on the final stretch of the John Wayne and the beginning of the Coeur D’Alenes. 


DAY 7 | 8.7.17
Harrison, ID to Lookout Pass Mullan, ID
76 mi  |  3,110 ft
Trail of the Coeur d’Alene took us through Idaho to the NorPac trail that 
ended at Lookout Pass Ski Area on the Idaho/Montana border.
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DAY 8 | 8.8.17
Mullan, ID to Rivers Edge Campground Alberton, MT
87 mi  |  2,044 ft
When you expect to be done riding 20 miles earlier, when smoke from nearby fires are everywhere, when fire patrol routes you onto the highway where trucks are driving 80 mph, it’s stressful. 
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DAY 9 | 8.9.17
Alberton, MT to Missoula, MT
33.3 mi  |  1,207 ft
Easy roll into Missoula and visit with Adventure Cycling Association
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DAY 10 | 8.10.17

Rest Day

Totals for this Segment: Miles: 600 miles  Elevation: 23,353 feet