Wallace Blues Festival & Trail of the CD'A Tour

  • 12 Jul 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • 14 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Wallace, ID

Registration

  • Register by July 1, 2019

Registration is closed


Get on board for the SBC “Wallace Blues Festival” tour July 12 to 14. Choose from one of two starting points on the beautiful “Trail of the Coeur d’ Alene’s” to Wallace, depending on your mileage preference. 


Option 1: Start in Plummer, ID if you have more “mileage desire” (65 miles to Wallace) or,

Option 2: Start from the Bull Run milepost near Rose Lake (31 miles to Wallace).  Tour leaders will transport you to your starting point unless you want to leave a car.


The Wallace Blues Festival is a very popular event and lodging in the area is at a premium.  SBC tour leaders have secured a large area near the Chamber of Commerce Building for camping (included in the “Option 1 Camping” tour price). There is plenty of room for RVs without additional cost.  A bathroom (no showers) and a wooden canopy to cook/sit under in case of foul weather is a short walking distance. Showers are a short bike ride away.

 

We have our own secured dining room at the 1313 Club for dinners Friday and Saturday nights. The rest of your meals are on your own and not included in the price of the tour.

 

Lots of fun activities are available in the general area when not attending the music festival: The Mining Heritage Exhibition, the Northern Pacific RR Museum, the Oasis Bordello Museum (don’t blush), the Pulaski Tunnel Trail, Route of the Hiawatha, Sierra Silver Mine Tour, Silver Streak Zipline Tours, the Wallace District Mining Museum and others.  Advanced research on logistics and costs are recommended.


Option 1 “Camping” ($60) costs includes rider, bicycle and luggage transportation to the starting points and camping area, overnight camping for two nights (12th and 13th), and dinner for two nights (12h and 13th; tip is included).


Option 2 “Motels/Airbnb, etc.” ($60) provides the same benefits as Option 1 with the difference being you are not camping but are responsible for your own sleeping accommodations and related costs. It might take some searching (Kellogg is only 11 miles away). 


  https://www.silvervalleychamber.com/

  http://www.wallaceidahochamber.com/

  https://www.airbnb.com/s/Wallace--ID

  https://www.vrbo.com

 

Option 3 “On Your Own” ($60) allows for riders to take their own cars, but to join us at for dinners and other SBC activities, and ride towards us from Wallace (optional).


For all options, the cost of the Blues Festival ($40) is not included; tickets can be secured once you arrive  in Wallace (officials have told us there are plenty).


Other info and disclaimers:  Registration deadline is July 1 – a minimum of 15 registrants is required for this tour. If minimum registration is not met by July 1, the tour will be cancelled,and full refunds given.  Individual cancellations after July 1 will not be refunded.  If you have signed up and the tour is cancelled, you are still welcome to join Scott and friends in Wallace for a great weekend of camping and activities.


Day One: July 12, Friday:

8 - 9:00 a.m. Loading of bikes, luggage, tents and other items.  Depart promptly at 9AM from Starbucks on Division across from Northtown.

10: 00 a.m. Arrival at Plummer trailhead “Gathering Place” Mile 0.  Unload bikes and bikers selecting the longer ride to Wallace.

11:00 a.m. Arrival at Bull Run trailhead, mile 33.5, for riders wanting the shorter ride to Wallace.

12:00 Luggage arrives at Wallace Chamber of Commerce building.

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Bull Run riders begin arriving to the Wallace Chamber building.

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plummer riders begin arriving to the Wallace Chamber building.

5:00 p.m.  Mandatory meeting of all participants at the chamber building.  Schedule for the weekend to be discussed. Tents, luggage, etc. transported to camping area with riders or motels/Airbnb’s.

6:00 p.m. Group dinner at Restaurant 1313. 

NOTE: A “Headquarter Tent/Area” will be set up for riders to check in for activity updates, messages, etc.

Day Two: July 13, Saturday:

6:00 p.m. Group dinner at Restaurant 1313. 

Day Three: July 14, Sunday:

8:00 a.m. Load up tents, luggage, etc.

9:00 a.m. Latest time Plummer riders to depart.

11:00 a.m. Latest time Bull Run riders to depart.

3:00 p.m. Truck leaves from Bull Run towards Plummer.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plummer riders arrive.

4:00 p.m. Departure from Plummer to Spokane.

5:00 p.m. Arrival at Starbucks parking lot.


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