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Biker Girl - Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Idaho

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A June 2006 trip to Kellogg by lcampbell

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Quote: Biker babes usually ride motorcycles. But can't I be one riding a bicycle? Here is my adventure on an Idaho trail.

Biker Girl - Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Idaho

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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Photo, Kellogg, Idaho
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The Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes is a 73 mile paved bike path that runs from Plummer, Idaho to Mullen, Idaho. We drove 8 hours and spent our first night at the HiWay Motel in Plummer. Then on our first day of biking, we went 53 miles to Kellogg, Idaho, where we stayed at the Baymont Inn and Suites. On day 2 of biking, we pedaled 40 miles out and back to the end of the trail at Mullen, staying another night in Kellogg. On the last day, we went back to Plummer. 146 miles total!My first impression of the trail was awe. Unlike our "rails-to-trails" path back home, which has a bumpy chip seal surface, this trail was miles and miles of butter-smooth asphalt. The tires just glided over the ...Read More

Baymont Inn & Suites

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Hotel | "Baymont Inn and Suites"

Baymont Inn and Suite Photo, Kellogg, Idaho
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Our Room:We had two double beds, night table, desk, TV, small refrigerator, and microwave. The room was nice and extremely clean.The Atmosphere: This is definitely a bicycle-friendly hotel. We were allowed to keep our bikes in our room, or there was the option of keeping them in a locked bicycle room just off the lobby. The desk staff was the nicest I have talked to in a long time.Food and Other Amenities:The free continental breakfast included the usual—cereal, oatmeal, bagels, muffins, fruit, toaster waffles, hard-boiled eggs, and toast. There was coffee, tea, milk, and juice. We were left a free copy o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Baymont Inn & Suites
601 Bunker Ave.
Kellogg, Idaho 83837
(208) 783-1234

Hiway Motel & Sports Shop

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Hotel | "HiWay Motel"

Hiway Motel & Sports Shop Photo, Kellogg, Idaho
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Our room:My friend and I shared a room that had two queen size beds. We also had enough space for both our bicycles. The room itself was clean and decent. The bathroom was tiny and outdated (think pink bathtub and orange linoleum), but also clean.The atmosphere:The motto of this motel is "HiWay Motel - We don’t really want your business." It all started when we tried to call for reservations. The owner told us that they don’t really take reservations. What?!?! A motel that doesn’t take reservations?!?! I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of that before. Almost every person in our group who called for reservations got the same story.Anyway...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Hiway Motel & Sports Shop
Highways 95 & 5
Plummer, Idaho 83851
(208) 686-1310

Kellogg

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Attraction | "This historic town of Kellogg"

Kellogg Photo, Kellogg, Idaho
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Kellogg was a mining town for almost a hundred years, settled in 1885, and with the Bunker Hill mine closing just in 1982. Since that time, Kellogg has become a tourist destination. The biggest attraction seems to be the gondola to Silver Mountain Ski Resort. It is said to be the longest single-stage (whatever that means) gondola in the world. On our second evening in Kellogg, we rode the gondola. The ride is 3.1 miles and gave great views of the Silver Valley. Mountain bikers take their bikes up on the gondola, then rage down the hill. We watched some of these crazies flying down the hill below us, and all I could do was cringe….Of course during the winter, Silver Mount...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 27, 2006

Kellogg
Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce
Kellogg, Idaho 83837
(208) 784-0821

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Photo, Kellogg, Idaho
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Day 1 - 53 milesWe met at the trailhead in Plummer at 8am, filled with good cheer and anticipation. We had driven so far, and now we get to pedal! After some final bicycle checks, we headed off. The first 8 miles or so were a breeze, with a slight downgrade, so we barely even had to pedal. What a nice start! Part of this section goes through Heyburn State Park, the oldest state park in the northwest.Next we came to the Chatcolet Bridge, which spans 3100 feet. The engineering of this bridge is really interesting. The approaches are "stepped" a bit, in that there will the 10 feet flat, 10 feet incline, 10 feet flat, etc. Perhaps to make it easier to bike up?? It a...Read More

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