Yes, Sandpoint's definitely a biking town!
Two-wheeled events filling up the calendar
Bring your bike if you're planning a trip to Sandpoint - it's a great way to just tool around and check out downtown, City Beach, and the lake. And if you're here during the full moon, don't miss the rather informal Full Moon Bike Ride when bicyclists gather in front of Eichardt’s Pub on Cedar Street - some wearing outlandish get-ups - for an evening ride. Check out the calendar below filled with summertime biking events that cater to every level of rider:
- Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur. The inaugural timed gravel ride to benefit the nonprofit Pend Oreille Pedalers bicycle club begins and ends at Matchwood Brewing, 513 Oak St., and includes a long route (65 miles) and a shorter route (48 miles). A Cinco de Mayo celebration with live music, food and drinks follow. Info: SyringaCyclery.com.
- Sandpoint Sojourn with Pancakes. A one-night bicycle trip June 1-2 as part of Adventure Cycling Association's #biketravelweekend. 208-255-4496
- CHAFE 150. Sponsored by the Sandpoint Rotary, this annual benefit ride June 15 takes bicyclists on a 150-mile route through Idaho and Montana. Plus, new this year are more options: 100 miles, 80, 40, 30, and the 4-mile family fun ride. CHAFE150.org.
Plus, more on into fall including the WaCanId ride through Canada.