The REAL Ride Segment One Recap

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



DAY 1 | 8.1.17
51.5 mi  |  3,524 ft
Interagency Academy Seattle, WA to North Bend, WA

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 campsite.


DAY 2 | 8.2.17
66 mi  |  1,142 ft
North Bend, WA to  Ellensburg, WA

A super hot, dusty, 66 mile day – from the top of Snoqualmie Pass down into the baking grasslands of central Washington State.
Campsite: KOA Campground


DAY 3 | 8.3.17
56.8 mi  |  2,497 ft
Ellensburg, WA to Beverly Royal City, WA

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.


DAY 4 | 8.4.17
 mi  |   ft


DAY 5 | 8.5.17
80.3 mi  |  3,543 ft
Lind, WA to Malden, WA
Given the persistent heatwave and soft conditions on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, we re-routed another day.


DAY 6 | 8.6.17
60.3 mi  |  2,575 ft
Malden, WA to Harrison, ID
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
76 mi  |  3,110 ft
Harrison, ID to Lookout Pass Mullan, ID
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.


DAY 8 | 8.8.17
87 mi  |  2,044 ft
Mullan, ID to Alberton, MT
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.


DAY 9 | 8.9.17
33.3 mi  |  1,207 ft
Alberton, MT to Missoula, MT
Easy roll into Missoula and visit with Adventure Cycling Association



DAY 10 | 8.10.17
Rest Day


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