Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Plummer to Mullen , ID
Date: 2006-08-05
Distance: Kilometres

    What a wonderful surprise today! We entered the trailhead at Plummer at 7:30AM and cruised down rolling hills for the first 12 km, then came to the shore of Lake Couer D’Alene. Jack and I we so enthralled, that we were stopping every few minutes to take pictures. Imagine a 100km ride on a bike path that was flat and everchanging scenery, with the occasional rest stop in a small village. That was our day. I would recommend the Trail of the Couer D’Alenes to anyone who likes an easy bike ride. There are lots of trailheads, with parking lots. A lot of people would park and cycle to the nearest village for lunch, then cycle back to there car. We even ran in to on of our fellow VACC members from Vancouver, Ron Richings. He was out for a ride on his recumbent bike. The last 10km was a gradual uphill ride, so we didn’t make it to the motel in Mullen until 7PM. It was a very old motel, circa 50’s, with no phone and no cell service in the area. The only place open for supper was the local tavern, which was filled with cigarette smoke and backwoods characters.