2017 Motorcycle Tour III

Triumph Bonneville Touring Part III

(note:Part II covers a trip two weeks ago and has not been finished yet because – hey – it’s Seattle and the sun is out.

What we have here is the first draft of a planned ride in September. I have not listed the motels yet because I am hoping that readers can 1.) decide to join our small group or  2.) suggest alterations to the route or 3.) provide recommendations for motels or 4.) add “must see” attractions along the way!

Canada Tour 2017   (motels to be booked later)

Friday, September 8th

7am Brekkie and then leave at 8:15am

I-405 to I-5 to Smokey Point Rest stop            30 miles

I-5 to 530 to Arlington to Rockport

SR 20 to Marblemount (fuel)                             85 miles

SR to Winthrop, Twisp, Okanagon (fuel)    130 miles

SR 97 to border to Osoyoos                              60 miles


Saturday, September 9th

97 Osoyoos to Peachland                                 107 miles

97A to C1            (fuel)                                                    20 miles

C1 to Golden      (fuel)                                                  134 miles


Sunday, September 10th

Golden to Cranbrook 92/95 (fuel)                   127 miles

Cranbrook to Creston on 3A/95                         23 miles

2/95 into US to Sandpoint   (fuel)                                50 miles

US2o West to Newport, North to Tiger             80 miles                      

US 20 to Colville (fuel)                                         42 miles


Monday, September 11th

US 20 West to Republic to Tonasket              78 miles

Tonasket to Okanogan (fuel)                           28 miles

To Marblemount (fuel)                                     130 miles

To home                                                              115 miles


Copyright 2017                      David Preston

About david

I am a 69 year old motorsports nut who lives in Bothell, Washington. After a 31 year career as an English teacher, I segued into a self-created job in the motorsports business. Now retired, I was involved in customer relations for Ride West BMW in Seattle, after almost 10 years of similar work for the Cycle Barn MotorSports Group. I have been married forever and have two grown children. I own, at the current time, a Triumph Bonneville T 120 , a Triumph Thruxton, a Fiat 500S and a VW Tiguan. What else would you like to know?
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