CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo
CHAFE 150 can be an easy ride (Family Fun Ride) to moderate ride (Cat 3 ride), depending upon which route distance you choose. All routes are scenic and give rise to some form of rollers which even inexperienced riders will enjoy and be able to manage. None of the routes have mountain passes or unmanageable climbs.
For the 150, 100, and 80 routes:
There are two steep climbs on the 150 mile route, with grades up to 18% and 8%, out of Bonners Ferry, ID and Troy, MT. The 150 mile route is not recommended for inexperienced riders. Group single-file riding on the highways is acceptable for experienced riders. The 150 mile route is generally classified as a Cat 3 single day ride.
The 100 and 80 mile options offer similar terrain with a more manageable distance. The 100 mile option has the same starting point as the 80 mile option with an additional 20 miles through the beautiful Selle Valley in the Sandpoint, ID region following much of the 25 and 40 mile route options. The maximum grade for the 100 and 80 mile routes is 8%. These routes are professionally timed.
For the 40, 25 and Family Fun Ride routes:
The 25 and 40 mile routes are a perfect ride for anyone that wants to enjoy a scenic 2 to 3 hour ride through the beautiful Selle Valley northeast of Sandpoint with incredible views of the surrounding mountains, forests and wide open spaces. The 40 mile route is the same as the 25 mile route with an additional 15 miles that has a modest climb of approximately 500 feet.
The Family Fun Ride is approximately a 4 mile ride from City Beach with no elevation gain. A perfect ride for the whole family! Activities and refreshments include crafts, magician, face painting, reading activities and much more await riders at the finish line. Registration for the Family Fun Ride will open shortly.