No need to carry panniers. The earlier you reserve the more likely you will get your requested dates. The night in Long Creek can be switched to 1 or 2 nights at Ritter Hot Springs if the rental house is available.
4 spots are available on Margarette’s Inn-to-Inn Tour Sept. 8-12 (Arriving the 8th and riding the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of September)
DISTANCE: ~ 175 miles
ELEV GAIN: +8550′
COST: $240.00 – $360.00 (I am still getting lodging cost). Price includes 4 nights of Lodging, 3 breakfasts, 1 dinner, luggage delivery, and insurance through OBRA
DAY 0: Arrive at Diamond Hitch Ranch Stellar Cabins and Cabana 2 miles from Kimberly on Hwy 19 (between milepost 107 and 108). A hot tub awaits you after your long drive.
DAY 1: Diamond Hitch Ranch – Bike Inn Hostel in Mt Vernon ~46 (mostly flat miles along hwy 26 which has a good shoulder and is designated at Scenic Bikeway)
DAY 2: Bike Inn – Boulder Creek Ranch Cabin ~52 miles (feel free to take the sag up the 9 mile climb, before zooming down 6 miles to Austin Jct Cafe, and 13 miles along the Middle Fork)
DAY 3: Boulder Creek Ranch – Long Creek Lodge ~ 40 miles (pedal along the Scenic Middle Fork with very few cars before joining Hwy 395 for a 3.6 mile climb then rollers to Long Creek Lodge and Cafe)
DAY 4: Long Creek Lodge-Diamond Hitch Ranch Ranch where your car awaits! ~36 miles (6 mile climb, 13 miles of downhill followed by rollers following the river
Details on included meals, cafes and overnight stays with kitchens to follow. GF and Vegetarian Options Available.