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
Let the trail less traveled lead you to the Western Pleasure Guest Ranch, located just 16 miles NE of Sandpoint. Your hosts Roley and Janice Schoonover, share their love for their family ranch along with the rich history, beauty and traditions of the area. The ranch is open year round and offers lodging in the main lodge and in private log cabins. Ranch activities include horseback riding, horse drawn sleigh rides and cross country skiing. Group rates are available for retreats, reunions and weddings.