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We did this ride last year and really want to do it again this year. Come out for some awesome riding in southern Washington and fireworks at Rainier Days. Welcome to join along the route (suggest where in the comments) or meet Friday at Flood Valley or Saturday at the hotel for the ride (address TBA). ~Claudette "Diva"
Instead of 4 days like last year, we're just going down for the weekend. Welcome to come down Friday or Saturday.
Friday - Head down around 3pm. Dinner at Flood Valley Brewing Craft Taphouse then check in, enjoy the pool/hot tub afterwards
Route: https://goo.gl/maps/orvDBvshXewseyUn8 2:37, 129 miles
(will take detours to avoid traffic)
Saturday - KSU at noon
Route: https://goo.gl/maps/VsEfQpnqpqKKgbFAA 1:46, 61.5 miles
3/4pm: Hang out at Rainier Days and stay for the fireworks
We can head back to the hotel to enjoy the pool and hot tub before going to the festival.
Sunday - Take scenic, backroads ride home
Route: https://goo.gl/maps/cM8ZJJTYmS3AZC9q9 3:36, 159 miles,
Rates for rooms range from $160 for a single bed room to $200 for a suite, per night with tax. You'll have a choice of Single Queen or King beds, Double Queens or a Suite, subject to availability.
Send in a $25 per room deposit online via the 2 options below. This is a non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to your room prior to check out.
1️⃣ Cash App - cash.app/$MsClaudetteH
2️⃣ Venmo - venmo@MsClaudetteH
If asked for last 4 digits, use 9544.
Please do not select "Goods and Service" to avoid a service charge fee.
Reserve your room via https://bit.ly/SWA-Hotel2
Welcome to check out other attractions and activities along the Columbia:
Carson Mineral Hot Springs Therapy Pool
Schneider Exotic Animal Farm
Open to all riders, just need to be able to do freeway speeds. Going to to meet up with the Lower Columbia Riders group at the Festival Saturday night.
Have also invited people to drive down so more may be attending than what you see RSVPd.
Happy to final return to our ride to white water rafting trips! Reservations for the hotel are due by June 15th and payment for rafting is due at the end of the month (see links below). Check comments for updates. This year, let's make a weekend of it with dinner at one of the best BBQ places in the state at Country Boys in Cashmere Saturday and enjoy wine tasting in town on Sunday. Welcome to just ride up for the day on Saturday or Sunday. ~Claudette "Diva"
Friday - Ride up to Leavenworth, check into the Obertal Inn at 4pm or after. Group dinner in town or grab BBQ early, party in Leavenworth in the evening.
Saturday - Go white water rafting at 2:30, BBQ dinner after rafting, party in Leavenworth in the evening.
Sunday - Check out of hotel by 11am, spend the afternoon in Leavenworth wine tasting and a late lunch before riding home.
Seems some prefer to head up on Saturday and come back on Monday. I'll post an update if we ride up on Saturday morning instead of Friday afternoon. Can ride back any time on Monday.
Welcome to drive as well. Chase cars are always welcomed on my rides!
I've arranged a group block of 7 rooms at the Obertal Inn. The rates is per night and includes breakfast and tax. We've stayed here a couple of times before and it's in a great location in downtown Leavenworth. Rooms are oversized and nicely appointed/remodeled with en-suite bathrooms. King rooms have electric fireplaces to give that extra ambiance. All rooms come with a flat screen LCD TV, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer high Speed Wi-Fi, and parking for ONE vehicle.
Double Queen (5) and Standard King (1) $299.94
Deluxe Jacuzzi King (1) $328.92
Rate is ~$85 lower for a Sunday night stay.
Book your room via https://bit.ly/WhiteWaterRafting2022. Only use this form if you're staying at the hotel. Info will be also used to book your rafting spot(s), if selected.
The Class/Difficulty is Class 3, great for Beginners to Intermediate raters, ages 8+. It lasts for 4 hours / 10 – 14 miles. Rate includes guide and gear.
Rates: $77.48 per person. Rate includes a group discount and taxes.
Pay for your spot(s) via https://bit.ly/JulyRaftingPayment
Hotel: Reservations are subject to a one-month cancellation policy. First night room and tax are charged when making the reservation. When you cancel more than 30 days out, your deposit will be refunded. When you cancel between 15 and 30 days out, you forfeit your deposit. When you cancel within 14 days, you are responsible for the full amount of your stay. Unforeseen events do occur. Please secure travel insurance.
Rafting: A 100% refund can be processed if you cancel at least 30 days in advance. See the full schedule in the payment link above. We raft rain or shine.
IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND AND CANCEL WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE EVENT, YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE ELSE TAKE YOUR SPOT AND TRANSFER YOUR RESERVATION(S).
This is a joint event with Eastside Social Club, Seattle Single Travelers along with Lady Riders and Seattle Riders motorcycle groups. Guests are welcome.
Let's join Jeff and the XLSR crew for bites and chat about past/upcoming rides. I'll be riding in from Redmond. Let me know if you'd to join me . Come by when you can, but they tend to get there right at 6pm, Some of us hang later, do a late night ride or head over to the Lime for karaoke. ~Claudette "Diva"
It's just dinner. Join a few of our club for dinner.
Motorcycle parking out back. We will talk about Saturday's ride, last weekends Angel ride, WMRRA races, and Track Days, blah, blah, blah.
Check comments for updates.
Just getting this on the calendar. Anyone can duplicate if they want to go a different time. Date and time not set, but I think I'll go for the weekend. All riders and bikes welcome on both! ~Claudette "Diva"
I have a place I like to stay at which are 1 bedroom condos with a sleeper sofa, balconies overlooking the ocean and indoor 3 person jacuzzi tubs. Or I might look into renting a house with a hot tub. Post your preference in the comments.
ROUTE: to come, but will have a pick up point in Hawks Prairie or Olympia.
With Google Maps you'll need to click "continue" to follow the customized route.
SHWS Review the route and have it handy in case we get separated. At the very least be familiar with the start and the destination.
This is a cross-posted ride with several groups.