Motorcycles and Hot Rods in Canada in late June

Motorcycles and Canadian Hot Rods in Late June – a 4 day adventure.

This will be a lovely ride starting Friday, June 22nd, and ending on Monday, June 25th.  You might note that the distances are pretty reasonable for a motorcycle ride. This is because I plan to stop frequently to soak in the beauty of Canada and the pleasant people.  In addition, there will be an indefinite amount of time spent at the Peach City hot rod show and at each of the two border crossings.  

At present, two of the friends who would go cannot make it this particular weekend, and it needs to be on this weekend because that it when the hot rod show is. I noticed last year’s version on a “My Classic Car” TV show and the quality and quantity of the cars on display impressed, as did the venue. Long rows of lustworthy vehicles of all descriptions on a winding road at the shore of Lake Penticton.  Lovely.

I can do this trip alone, of course, but having two or three people along would be even better.  I will make motel reservations in a couple of months when I have an idea of what friends are going. Could one of them be you? 

Friday, June 22nd

7am Brekkie (Crystal Creek Café) 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                                                     70 miles

SR 20 to Marblemount (fuel)                                                                15 miles

SR 20 to Winthrop, Twisp, (fuel, lunch)                                        100 miles

SR 20 to Okanagon                                                                                   39 miles

To Oroville        (fuel)                                                                                54 miles     

                                                                    total:308 miles

 Motel in Oroville

Saturday, June 23rd

US 97 to border                                                                                      8 miles

97 Osoyoos to Peachland                                                                 53 miles

A few hours at a Hot Rod Show

To Kelowna on 97                                                                              10 miles

South on 33 to Hiway 3                (fuel) `                                       76 miles

East on 3 to Castlegar                                                                    100 miles

South to 26 to the US Border                                                      26 miles

South on 25 to Kettle Falls                   (fuel)                             36 miles            

total:   303 miles

          Motel in Kettle Falls                                                           



Sunday, June 24th

West to Republic on US 20  `                                                      43 miles

South on 21 from Republic for about                                       50 miles

West (right) on Cache Creek Road                                             25 miles    (fuel)

South (left) on 155 to Grand Coulee                                          20 miles

WEST on 174  (then 17) to Pateros                                             58 miles

NORTH on 153 to Twisp                                                                31 miles   

total:    226 miles

 Motel in Twisp

Monday, June 25th

To     Winthrop                      (brekkie, fuel)                              15 miles

To     Marblemount (fuel)                                                          130 miles

To home                                                                                           115 miles 

Total:  260 miles


About david

I am a 73 year old motorsports nut who lives in Snohomish, 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 own, at the current time, a Triumph Rocket 3 (2020) and a 2016 Ford Focus ST. What else would you like to know?
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7 Responses to Motorcycles and Hot Rods in Canada in late June

  1. Bob says:

    You should really consider a stop overnight at the Waterville Hotel in Waterville, WA. Just sayin’ a night in Waterville will be more pleasing than any old regular “motel”. Guaranteed. Tell ’em I sent ya.

  2. Eric Bell says:

    Pencil me in David, sounds like a great excuse to inhale some Canadian carcinogens. I’ll double check with my social director when plans are finalized.

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