by Richard Uhlhorn
There will be a lot of bike traffic on Lake Chelan Valley roads this weekend, so be careful out there when driving.
Be careful on the road out there on Saturday, June 23. It’s that time of the year for the Lake Chelan Rotary Club’s Century Ride and Cycle de Vine. This means that the highways and byways in the Lake Chelan Valley and the McNeil Canyon Road will be full of energetic bicyclists challenging the Century’s 100 mile course or the Cycle de Vine’s 23.2 mile loop that includes a ferry boat ride from the South or North shore of Chelan
There is nothing quite as exciting as making it to the top of McNeil Canyon.
It all begins tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 23, at Don Morse Memorial Park.
Every year Team Mang shows up to ride the Century.
The view from McNeil Canyon is worth a photo.
Cycle de Vine Riders get a boat ride from either Manson to State Park or from State Park to Manson depending on which side of the course they ride first.
The first loop on the Century course this year is the McNeil Canyon loop. They have reversed the course and are running it counterclockwise from last year, which means that riders will be descending Hwy 150 to the Beebe Bridge and up McNeil and then back to 97 and up 97A to the rest of the ride.
So be watchful and careful out there. Make this a super Chelan event with no accidents.