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The results are in! After reviewing the results if our survey, 63% of the people responding asked that we leave Loop 3 as it is. The people have spoken Loop 3. A number of people suggested that Loop 3 become Loop 2. This something we will consider in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
When asked if the Appleacres/McNeil Canyon loop should become Loop 1, 90% 0f the survey respondents thought it would be good idea. For 2018, you will get to challenge McNeil Canyon as Loop 1 in the cool of the day.
Loop 3 the Navarre Loop remains unchained for 2018. Ride along Hwy, 97A on the south-shore of the lake, for 3.2 miles. At the junction of Hwy 97A and Hwy. 971, stay on Hwy. 97A preceding up the hill and through Knapps Coulee. Relax as you ride downhill through the tunnel. Turn right at Hwy. 971, climb up through Navarre Coulee and then down to the lake. Turn right and proceed back to Chelan.
Loop 3 is 34.6 miles with an elevation gain of 2601vft. elevation gain. Loop 3 includes one last challenge. Less than 3 miles from the end of the ride there is an optional climb up Chelan Butte. The climb is short but brutal. It is only 2.6 miles round trip, but the 1.3-mile climb has an elevation gain of 600 vft. It can be bypassed by staying on Hwy. 97A to return to the finish in Don Morse Park.
Remember, drink lots of water. Dehydration is your worst enemy.
Be sure to order ride jerseys by March 31….only 6 weeks left!
Information will be published every two weeks on the 1st and the 15th of each month leading up to the ride.
The website is being updated to show all the planned changes – some of which are still being evaluated.
Be sure to order your McNeil Canyon Ride Jersey by March 15, 2018. The design is taken from the Rotary Theme for 2017-2018. The design on the sleeves and the side panels represent the diverse peoples of the world.
Only ride jerseys ordered by March 15, 2018 will be guaranteed for delivery at the ride.
A limited number of medium and large jerseys will be available for purchase on the day of the ride.