Cycling Tour-Lake Koocanusa, Montana & Blues Fest - Fri, Aug 10 2012, Sat, Aug 11 2012, Sun, Aug 12 2012

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Cycling Tour-Lake Koocanusa, Montana & Blues Fest (8/10/2012)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.You will then make your payment for this event at the venue, NOT in advance to the COC.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location:Bragg Creek
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 10 2012, Sat, Aug 11 2012, Sun, Aug 12 2012  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Aug 9 2012 10:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~4 hours plus travel time
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Jason Sokolosky
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Member Cost:$280.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:50
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 12 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Plan is to do the Le Tour de Koocanusa and enjoy the Libby Montana River Front Blues Festival that happens the same weekend as the tour.

The tour is 83 miles (134 km) around Lake Koocanusa and is a fund raiser for the David Thompson Search and Rescue foundation. The tour is on Saturday August 11th and is well supported with food along the way.

During Friday and Saturday evening we will attend the Blues Festival.

  • Fri 10:00 - Depart Calgary
  • Fri 15:00 - Arrive Libby (MT time)
  • Fri 18:00 - Dinner
  • Fri 20:00 - Blues Festival
  • Sat 07:00 - Depart Libby for ride.
  • Sat 08:00 - Start Tour
  • Sat 14:00 - Complete ride
  • Sat 14:00 - Enjoy BBQ at Dam
  • Sat 15:00 - Return to Libby.
  • Sat 16:00 - Clean up
  • Sat 18:00 - Dinner
  • Sat 19:00 - Blues Festival
  • Sun 09:00 - Depart Libby
  • Sun 16:00 - Arrive Calgary (Calgary time)

Riders must be capable of riding the 134 km (5-6 hours) loop.

Note: Participants will be responsible for:
  • Arranging their own hotel accommodations
  • Registering and paying for the tour
  • Purchasing tickets for the blues festival
  • Food and meals

As the date gets closer carpool arrangements will be facilitated.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Road bike
  • Helmet **No Exceptions**
  • Gloves
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Tire repair kit, at least 1 spare tube.
  • A chain repair kit suitable for the chain on your bike.
  • The proper clothing for the day, either wet or dry
Recommended Items to Bring:
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  • A vehicle with a bike rack
  • Camera
  • Personal Medical items

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
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Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):1000Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
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** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $350.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Monday, October 3, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$280.00/Person
Cost Includes:
  • Tour: $60 USD
  • Blues Festival: $35 USD
  • Food: ??
  • Hotel: ~$100 USD/person/weekend
  • Carpool: $80/person/weekend.
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: