PEDAL THE SCENIC NORTH PALOUSE
A charity event supporting the North Palouse Community Food Bank
Come and enjoy the wide-open countryside, with endless blue sky and that crazy convoluted Northern Palouse landscape that fills your field of view with curves, rolling hills, endless grain fields and more! All-Road Bicycle Ride features non-competitve 10, 32, *(56) or 70-mile routes. Optional 5k “Brick” running course. Great training ride for triathletes who are doing the Ironman CdA. Mostly traffic-free roads.
Not the true grit, but the 56 mi. is a good choice for "newbies" wanting to move into the gravel grinding scene. This tarmac-gravel grinder features a unique combination of dirt country roads with a portion of the primitive John Wayne Pioneer Trail that promises to be both scenic and challenging.
Free pancake breakfast with registration, food stops, post ride music/parade, Beer Garden & manned bike corral.
The North Palouse Cyclorama is a continuation of the food bank's mission of "Helping Those in Need." Proceeds benefit the North Palouse Community Food Bank, a 501c3, and a Food Pantry Agency of 2nd Harvest.
5k - "Brick" Run http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/979457747
Event details and schedule
Benefitting - Two great causes!! The North Palouse Community Food Bank providing food for those in need for zip code areas of Rockford, Waverly, Fairfield and Latah. AND...Tekoa Trail & Trestle Association in support of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail!
Where: 202 N. Railroad Ave, Old Fire Station, Fairfield, Washington. Start elevation is 2582 FT.
Start Time: Ride starts after check-in
Brief route descriptions. Directional arrows at various locations along the routes will be in Orange chalk paint. Little to no traffic. All routes end at locations according to your route.
Route 10 miles Easy Ride with a great destination! All paved roads from 202 N. Railroad to Prairie View Rd, to the Town Of Waverly at the Park for refreshment and returning in opposite direction ending at Fairfield Park. Gain 504 FT.
Route 32 miles All paved roads. 2 Aid/Food Stations. Ride to Carlton Rd.; to Prairie View Rd; stay to the Left/South fork of the road to Waverly (aid/food station), on to S. Prairie View Rd., Left onto Spring Valley Rd, to town of Latah turn Left/East; now on Market street turns into Wheeler Road and ride to Wheeler/Starr Rd (food/aid station), continue to Truax Rd. and turn left/West; straight shot into Fairfield. End route at the Fairfield Park. Manned bicycle corral will be at this location. Max elevation 2951 FT.Gain 1470 FT. There are 1 #4 and 1 #5 rated climbs.
Route 56 miles Tarmac-Gravel Grinder. 2 Aid/Food Stations. Paved for the first 20 miles on S. Prairie View Rd. turn Left/South onto Old Hwy 195 to Rosalia, WA. (restroom facilities at local businesses). Continue South through Rosalia to end of the town and turn at direction sign to Malden. Ride 50 ft. and turn Left onto the John Wayne Pioneer Trail riding over picturesque bridge. Begin approx. 16 miles on the primitive, historical John Wayne Pioneer Trail and exit on Lone Pine Road to ride the rest of the way into Tekoa. Ride through Tekoa to the end ( food/aid station) and turn left onto Hwy. 27. The last leg will be to Washington Rd., past the Catholic Church to a rural gravel road going around Tekoa Mountain on Idaho-Tekoa Rd. (Cove Road), becoming pavement @ Wheeler and Painter Rd, turn left on to Truax Rd. (aid/food station). End route at the Fairfield Park. Manned bicycle corral available at this location. Max elevation 2963 FT. Gain 2733 FT. There are 3 #5 rated climbs.
Route 70 miles All paved roads.2 Aid/Food Stations. Ride to Truax Rd., to Plummer on US-95, turn Right/South, ride approx. 2.5 mi. to turnoff to Lovell Valley and turn Right/West to Tekoa (aid station); continue on this road which turns into Hwy. 27 and ride approximately 7 miles to Latah; turn Left/West on Market/Hwy. 27 to W. Spring Valley Road and turn Left/West; ride to South Prairie View Rd. and turn Left/West; ride to Old 195 turn right and ride to Plaza (aid station); continue to Spangle-Waverly Rd. and turn Right. Heading East on East Spangle-Waverly Rd. to S. Prairie View Rd. and stay going to the Left continuing on S. Prairie View Rd to Fairfield, ending at the Fairfield Park with the manned bike corral. Route includes 2 States and 3 Counties. 2 Refreshment stops: Plummer, and at Wild Animal Taxidermist in Plaza. Challenging and beautiful! Max elevation 3271 FT. Gain 2970 FT.
Optional 5K: “Brick” run. Untimed out and back for those wanting to train for the CDA Triathlon, or to burn a few more calories. Start and end at 102 S. Railroad Ave at Co-Ag. Max elevation 2645 Ft. Gain 68 FT.
Limited sag service will be provided. There will be a driver overseeing the routes. Each rider is responsible for the mechanical condition of bicycle. It is advised that each rider carry a spare tube or two, patch kit, and bike pump and know how to use them. Be prepared for weather.
Before You Register, Please Consider:
- All riders must be16 years of age or accompanied by and adult
- Tandems are allowed on paved routes. Each rider must register seperately.
- All rides will receive bike numbers the day of the ride and a Tag that they must wear at all times.
- Each rider must execute a waiver releasing the North Palouse Community Food Bank, the Town of Fairfield, WA., and the Fairfield Service Club of all liability.
- Registrations will be excepted online up to June 10th. After that time all registrations must be done in person at the start line.
Route Check In/ Start Time Course Closure
70-Mile 7:00 am 11:00 am
56-Mile 7:30 am 11:00 am
32-Mile 8:00 am 11:00 am
10-Mile 8:30 am 11:00 am
5K "Brick" Run Route - Run is available for Triathlon Training, or for those that want an extra calorie burn, but optional. A manned Bike Corral is provided.
Pancake Breakfast- FREE with registration. Time - 5:30-8:00 am
Pancake Breakfast for Non-registrations- $6.00 per person
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS!
Questions? Call (509) 286-3602
Adequate Car Parking
Support for Participants
Emergency Contact No. (509-288-0116)
Numerous Prize Drawings
Manned Bicycle Corral
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre-Event Pancake Breakfast Provided as Part of Entry (starting at 5:30 am)
North Palouse Community Food Bank