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Get ready to ride the CHAFE!

One of the premier rides in the Northwest, the CHAFE 150 happens June 15 with ride lengths for all abilities – from a 4-mile Family Fun Ride, to 30- and 40-mile rides into the beautiful Selle Valley, as well as the gonzo 80-, 100- and 150-mile gran fondo that winds into Montana’s lush Bull River Valley and back along Lake Pend Oreille. All rides start and end (with a party!) at Sandpoint City Beach. This year, a special event on June 14 is a pre-ride dinner with elite Paralympic gold medalist Tristen Chernove, pictured here. Get info and register to ride at www.chafe150.org

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Mickinnick Trail

Mickinnick Trail flowering lupineOne of the closest and nicest hikes adjacent to Sandpoint, the Mickinnick is a challenging trail that rises more than 2,000 feet in its 3.5-mile length (meaning, a round-trip hike is 7 miles). But the workout is certainly worth it, affording  splendid views as you climb up through big granite features amid open forests and spring-summer wildflowers. On warm summer days, the east-facing aspect of the trail makes it more user-friendly in the afternoon. The trail ends on a rocky knob commanding a view of Sandpoint, the Long Bridge, the Cabinet Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille. Use the Google map to navigate to the trailhead parking, at roughly 400 Woodland Drive, or click to the Forest Service map and elevation profile.

400 Woodland Drive, Sandpoint, Idaho