There is a conference in Vancouver I am looking to attend that starts July 31st.
My friend has to be in court in Denver on July 9th, but after that will be free. So it seems we will have a little over 2 weeks in there to tour.
My original plan was to do something up the coast, but pretty much everyone says that biking south to north on the Pacific Coast is not a good idea.
I see that ACA has a route that goes up to Banff from Missoula, MT (where I live). Perhaps we could link that with riding from Banff to Vancouver. Has anyone ever done anything similar?
We did 900 miles in 13 days last summer over some fairly hilly terrain, so we are capable of covering some ground, although I don't want to do too much more than that per day. (900/13= 70 miles per day) Need some time to drink beer in the evenings you know!
The whole transportation before and after the trip is a bit of an issue. However, if my buddy drives from Denver to Missoula and then we bike out to Vancouver my girlfriend can likely come out and get us, which would take care of that.
We did a ride last year that went from Missoula to Glacier to the Idaho Panhandle then south past Coeur d'Alene and back to Missoula on Highway 12. I was thinking the Pacific Northwest would be different but it seems like more of a hassle if we start in and end in a remote location.
Just thought I would see if anyone has any suggestions because more brains are better than one!