The Best Four Day Ride Ever in my experience

4 Day Motorcycle Ride: August 20-23, 2021

Please note:

  1. You need a valid passport and proof of Covid vaccination to enter Canada.
  2. You will also (at this time) need to get a PCR test within 72 hours of the 20th.
  3. What is listed below is what I intend to do. Some like to get up later in the morning, or use an alternate route, or camp out instead of a motel, etc. All other ideas are fine, but I will stick to my own plan and if others want to ride with me that would be fine.  Other choices are also fine.
  4. If you want in, you need to act now.  Motels in Nakusp seem to be almost full.

Friday, August 20th:

7:00am – Brekkie at the Crystal Creek Café. (optional)

8:15ish – on the road

  1. I-405 to Smokey Point rest area                               38 miles
  2. RIGHT on SR 530 to SR 20                                        47 miles
  3. RIGHT to Marblemount  (fuel)                                  8 miles
  4. SR 20 to Winthrop with two rest stops
  5. SR 20 to Twisp  (lunch, fuel)                                    95 miles
  6. EAST on 20, LEFT in a few miles to Tonasket      85 miles
  7. NORTH on 97 to Oroville                                           22 miles 

285 miles

Camaray Motel   $79

1320 Main St.  Oroville

1 (509) 476-3684 

Saturday, August 21st

  1. 7:00am  Breakfast and fuel on Oroville
  2. 8:15ish – NORTH to Canadian border                    10 miles
  3. To Osoyoos and RIGHT (EAST) on Canada 3                 40 miles
  4. LEFT (NORTH) on 33 to Kelowna (fuel)                  75 miles
  5. RIGHT on 97 to Vernon, RIGHT on 6 to Needles   78 miles
  6. Free Ferry
  7. NORTH to Nakusp                                                     20 miles

                   233 miles

                   Selkirk Inn                   $138

                   210 6th Avenue West, Nakusp

                   1 (250) 265 3666

Sunday, August 23rd

  1. 7:00am – breakfast in Nakusp
  2. 8:15ish – decision time – depending on weather
  3. EITHER repeat yesterday in reverse OR
  4. From the gas station north of the motel, RIGHT on 6
  5. 6 to 3 – RIGHT to Osoyoos
  6. Back to the border and on to Oroville

230 or fewer miles

Camary Motel                       $79

1320 Main St.  Oroville

1 (509) 476-3684 

Monday, August 23rd

  1. Repeat Friday in reverse

Notice: daily distances are intentionally kept short to

encourage lots of stops for scenery and chatting and

pictures, etc.

Copyright 2021                                        David Preston

About david

I am a 74 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), a 2020 Triumph Bonneville, and a 2016 Ford Focus ST. What else would you like to know?
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