WaCanId Ride 2011

Posted: February 15 - 2011

Tour through two states and one province on our third annual 340-mile/550-kilometer WaCanId Ride, presented by the Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop! Ride through the scenic passages, alongside the rivers and lakes of the Selkirk Mountain range. Visit beautiful towns full of history and adventure. Relax on this long distance, moderate ride, comfortable with the safety of patrolled roadways, and the ease of transported baggage. The International Selkirk Loop is one of the "Top 10 Scenic Destinations in the Northern Rockies" named by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one of five "Best of the Roads" named by Rand McNally 2009, and the "West's Best Scenic Drive" by Sunset Magazine.


You! Riders are encouraged to participate individually or in teams.

Us! The Rotary Clubs of the Selkirk Loop are the organizers of this event. You will be checked in and attended to throughout the event by Rotarians.

Them! The International Selkirk Loop and its members are welcoming participants to their businesses.


The WaCanId is a 340-mile/550-km bicycle tour around the International Selkirk Loop in Washington, Canada and Idaho. Net proceeds from entry fees benefit the participating Rotary Clubs. The clubs are individually responsible for the distribution of those funds. Rotarian projects benefit both local and international communities. Your dollars may be going to help drill water wells in Africa, build a bike trail in your town, sponsor an exchange program or add to a scholarship. Talk to Rotarians you meet along the way and ask them what projects are special to their club!


Riders will have a choice of two or three start locations.  Stay tuned for updates.  Last year there were three start points:


September 20-24, 2011. Weather is usually mild, could be warm in the day, chilly at night ... maybe sunny, possible rain! Your luggage will be transported for you, so don't be afraid to come prepared. Registration begins March 1, 2011 and the ride is limited to the first 150 riders.


Because it is fun, because it is good for you, because you want to, because you will be improving the human condition, because you will see spectacular scenery, because you will meet great people and kindle new friendships, because you want to challenge yourself, because you will get a really cool riding jersey, because you can take advantage of a ton of discounts from Selkirk Loop members during the event, because it is tax-deductible, because you want bragging rights ...


Get signed up now! Register online or by phone:

  • Online: Click now to go to our online registration.
  • Phone: Call us toll-free at 1-888-823-2626.

Remember that all participants will need a valid, current passport to cross the international border. IT IS THE PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILTY TO ENSURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.

The Rotary escort team will deliver your luggage to a secure vehicle at the arrival side of the border. Each participant will transport their own bags through inspection and across the border, delivering them to a waiting Rotary escort vehicle for further transportation to the next stop.

It’s a terrific ride, for a terrific cause. We hope to see you on the WaCanId Ride 2011.

For more information please see http://www.selkirkloop.org/wacanid/index.html#

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