Updating to 2014
The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) The 2014 route will be a linear trek. Tentative plans call for a start in Elberton, with overnight stops in Thomson, Waynesboro, Metter and Jesup with a finish in Darien. BRAG usually covers about 400 miles. The ride is limited to 2,000 riders. Dates: June 8-14, 2014.
Georgia BikeFest – Based in Columbus, three days of cycling in five surrounding counties. Short and long route. Dates: Oct. 11-13, 2013.
Idaho Relaxed – This fully supported bicycle tour includes two rail-trail routes — the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha. The Adventure Cycling Association tour covers 130 miles. Dates: July 14-19, 2013.
Family Fun – Idaho — This fully supported bicycle tour caters to families on its 130 miles along two rail-trail routes — the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha. Presented by the Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 21-26, 2013.
Selkirk Splendor – A 378-mile loop around the base of the Selkirk Mountains takes cyclists into Idaho, Washington and British Columbia. Lakes, waterfalls, mountain vistas and many active small towns are on the agenda for this self-contained bicycle tour offered by the nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 27-Aug. 6, 2013.
Ride Idaho — The bike tour rides the Panhandle of Idaho in 2013. The loop begins in Coeur d’Alene with overnights in Sand Point, Thompson Falls, Wallace, and Chatcolet. (See the Ride Idaho video.) Presented by Treasure Valley YMCA. Dates: August 4-10, 2013. (Registration begins Jan. 18; 300 cyclists.)
WaCanId Ride — A 340-mile, fully supported bike tour on the International Selkirk Loop encompasses parts of Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Riders can begin in three locations – Sandpoint, ID, Creston or Nelson, BC. Presented by Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop. Dates: Sept. 16-21, 2013.