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Colville Hub & Spoke Tour 2023

  • 22 Sep 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • 24 Sep 2023
  • 3:00 PM


Registration is closed

Update 14AUG: The Colville tour is filling up.  24 are signed up.  Only 11 spaces left.  Pam and I have signed up.  Looks like Kevin signed up a month ago.  It took a week for SBC to process my application to join their club before I could sign up.


 Hub & Spoke Tour 2023 in Colville, WA

 WHEN:  Friday, 22SEP2023 3pm thru Sunday, 24SEP2023 3pm 
 WHO:  Sponsored by Spokane Bicycle Club (SBC) 
 WHERE:  NE Washington Fair Grounds at 317 W Astor Ave, Colville, WA
  1. Camping at the fairgrounds.  Included with registration.  Complete with secure showers and bathrooms.  The fairgrounds are two blocks from Main St.
  2. Selkirk Motel
  3. Benny's Coville Inn
  4. Comfort Inn

For more info and/or to sign up: SBC - Colville Hub and Spoke Tour - 2023

Notice: You are only registered for the ride when you sign up on the SBC site.

Notes from Liam - 

  • Sharing this road ride event info with you now to get it on your radar.  Reminders will be sent in August and again in September.  I plan to sign up late August or before.
  • The SBC event fee is $30.00 for early registration (prior to September 1st) and $35.00 for late registration.  You must be a member of their club ($20 individual and $25 family).  For me this is a low budget getaway that looks promising.  I plan to camp at the fairgrounds (complete with secure showers and bathrooms).  Hotels are also available (3 of them).
  • The routes are not yet decided but you can get an idea of what they have to choose from at this link - Click to search ridewithgps for Colvelo rides 
  • The Colville area is a great place for road riding.  At least, that is what they say.

  • I have asked SBC a number of questions (see below with responses).  If you have a question that is not addressed, I am happy to collect, forward, and document their response below for all to see.  Or, you can ask them directly.

  • Since this is really an SBC event there is no real reason to sign up on the COGS site.  But, there is no harm either.  Also, it might be nice to know who is attending or maybe just interested in attending.  Like me, I am interested, so I will be the first to sign up on the COGS site.  

More Info -

  • Looped day rides will begin at the fairgrounds near the center of town.  Daily rides offered will include shorter distances at a leisurely pace and longer, more challenging rides at a faster pace. Ride details, including route and elevation gains, to follow.
  • An on-site potluck will be organized for riders and guests for Saturday evening.  SBC will provide Longhorn BBQ for the entre'.  Members to share sides at their discretion.  
  • Meals, transportation and lodging are up to the individual. Coleville has three motels. Accommodations for camping (tents, trailers, and RV’s) are provided free at the fairground and includes clean restrooms and hot showers - The fairground is conveniently located near the center of town and is where rides will start and end.

Questions Liam asked SBC in 2022 (in black) and their response (in red):

  1. Will there be planned rides for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday?  All rides are road rides. We will have rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We may have two rides on Saturday; one 20-25 miles and one 45+ (depending on attendees). I will do a survey well in advance to determine what the attendees desire. Shorter rides will have sag support with the ability to assist on the longer ride if needed. 
  2. Approximately, what time do the rides start each day?  Saturday and Sunday are morning rides but not too early.
  3. Which nights are the fairgrounds available for camping?  We have reserved space on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (day) at the campground. I’m confident that we can get permission if some members want space on Thursday and Sunday night.

Questions Liam asked SBC in 2021 (in black) and their response (in red):

  1. How many riders do you expect for the event?  Usual is between 15 and 20, but COVID restrictions may generate more than average interest – too early to tell but some people (like you) jumped on it right away. Best guess – 20 to 25. But there is plenty of room for campers and motel/hotel room space should also be adequate that time of year.
  2. How many campers do you expect at the fairgrounds?  If that is ride-central then that seems like the place to be. Campers seem to comprise about 50% - there’s plenty of room (it’s the Coleville fairgrounds). We have access to a locked toilet/hot shower facility that’s very close to camping. All rides start and end there also.
  3. I am looking forward to seeing the routes. Routes are selected by the Tour Leader from pre-planned routes published by the local Rotary Club.  Past tours have included two routes depending on rider wishes. A 30 mile (approx) route and a more vigorous 50 mile (approx) route. Final routing will depend on how many of each group care to ride the routes.
NOTE: COGS Rides are limited to members and one time guest non-members. You must register to be permitted to ride. According to the club insurance policy, If you are not a COGS member then you can register and participate in one ride.

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