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« on: May 27, 2014, 10:17:08 am »

One of the earliest STN rides ever organized have been revived:

The infamous Banff Run is on again this year!  

Starting after the Labour Day weekend and running through to Friday.

This STN event is unique in that rather than meeting in one place for a couple days ride, we start each day in one location, and finish in another.  All the while enjoying the great roads of the Canadian Rockies.  Ride in groups, or alone, pick any number of routes to the next location,  have photos, lies, stories and beer ready when we meet up again in our next location.

The tentative itinerary is as follows

Early starters can meet in Jasper Labour Day Monday, and ride the amazingly beautiful Parkway to Banff Tuesday

On Tuesday evening we'll meet in Banff for the official start of the "Banff Run".

Wednesday take us to Nelson BC.  Optional routes include Destination Highway's #1 BC highway andthe worlds longest free ferry on Kootenay Lake.
Nelson BC is a cool town with several eateries and watering holes.  Definitely a unique vibe to this place.  (Hint, think New Age Hippies).  If you've seen the movie ROXANNE, you've seen Nelson.

Thursday gives us the opportunity to ride another destination Highway, as we travel to Penticton via, Nakusp Vernon and Kelowna.  Penticton is another small city/town nestled between 2 lakes.  Swimming is optional, clothing isn't.  (Or we could stay at the mountain resort of Apex.  there's advantages to both.)

On Friday, the options from Penticton to Whistler are varied, ranging from great to AWESOME.  Lots of choices here to ride off the beaten track.
Friday night in the resort of Whistler rounds up the adventure,  leaving the weekend to get home.


Each segment of the run has lots of opportunities to explore, site see, or blast out some extra miles.  Most days can be done in 4 to 5 hours but I'd suggest taking time to enjoy.

As mentioned the details are subject to change  (eg. we could start in Whistler )

As for accommodations, it's still open to the group to decide.  I'd even camp it,  though the weather in the mountains could get cool at night.
I've personally done this run with STN members 3x and have some good suggestions.  We'll certainly take advice from the locals.


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2014, 12:20:38 pm »

This sounds super lovely!

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This sounds super lovely!

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This Run and the Borscht Burn are my 2 favorite STN events.
Coincidence that they both run through south BC?
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 06:23:19 pm »

Time to book motel rooms.

see other threads for info.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 07:58:33 pm »

The motels have been planned, (we went for comfort, price and character ... in that order)

see other theads,  

Book them yourselves the info is there.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 01:29:26 am »

trying to figure out how much of this I could make work...so...Wednesday night is now officially in Kaslo, right?

ok, I saw the other post...just doesn't match with the beginning of this thread...Kaslo it is.
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