A great bike tour has to have a baseline component: a great route. Organization, amenities, education and inspiration… not enough if the route doesn’t make you salivate. For 2014 we’re working on a route that will cement CGY’s claim that this event is maybe the most scenic week-long tour in America. You like roads that snake through whitewater river canyons? Downhills carved through red-rock buttes? Smooth, snaky roads backdropped by craggy peaks? Breathtaking views from the tops of mountain passes? This is the menu we’re working from as we create a pedaling feast for you.
Not only will the course be gorgeous, it’ll appeal to all types of riders. There will be enough climbing to challenge everyone, but this event is not for mountain goats only.
We’ll post daily route pages when we have more information on lodging, host communities, etc.
We’ve got our route for 2014 mapped out – we love it, and know you will too. We’re working collaboratively with several agencies, finishing up permit work. This route could change – including overnight spots – but pending final permit approval, this is where we’ll be.
We’re planning to start in Jackson Hole, heading over Teton Pass on Day One to Victor, Idaho, then enjoying an out-and-back to Grand Targhee Ski Resort (photo below left) before landing back in Victor or Driggs for the night. From there it’s down through Swan Valley to Alpine, and then up the Snake River (photo below) to the Hoback Junction area on Day Two. Day Three follows the Hoback River canyon on the way to Pinedale. From Pinedale we plan a short bus ride for everyone down to Farson – we’ll transport bikes for you – where we’ll start our riding for Day Four, heading to Lander. That will allow us to have a layover on Day Five in Lander, with a spectacular optional ride up through Sinks Canyon State Park. On Day Six we’ll ride through red-rock country to Dubois, and on Day Seven we’ll climb Togwotee Pass, revealing the awesome Teton Range, before we spin down through Grand Teton National Park (on one of two possible roads) and back to Jackson Hole.