24.6 miles, 1572 feet without McNeil Canyon climb
39.4 miles, 3995 feet including McNeil Canyon climb
This loop heads north from Chelan and part of it is the highway along the Columbia River (nice wide shoulder!) and may be ridden in either direction. If you do not wish to do the climb, skip McNeil Canyon. If you wish to have more warmup, do the loop clockwise with McNeil Canyon at the end. If you want to tackle the climb early in the ride, do the loop counterclockwise. The McNeil Canyon Climb is professionally timed by BuDu Racing.