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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for advice from my fellow Canadian and US brothers.

As the title suggests, im looking for some advice from you all.

Im planning my first long range trip on my first Harley (2015 RGS). My plan is to leave from Edmonton Ab. Canada, travel to Vancouver island (gonna see my folks there) then (this is where the request for help comes in) head South to Seattle, East to Spokane, and make my back North across the border and home again. The distance is about 3100 Kms, and im looking forward to it immensely.

Where im looking for help is advice on where to stay, eat, visit etc on my route from those that are familiar with those areas.

Im also doing this trip solo. Kind of a bucket list thing.

Thanks in advance!!!

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Western Inn, in Lakewood (Tacoma) was $80US per night. Free WiFi. I stayed there on my way back from Sturgis. Solo run for me also. Cheap room, with basic Continental Breakfast. If you can get a ground floor room, you can park your bike right at your door. There's an Eagle Leather shop (HUGE shop; More helmets and leathers than I've ever seen in a single building) about 1/2 block away, a convenience store and a Dairy Queen (I think) right across the street. That's all the advice I've got.

Solo road trips are often the best. I rode from Rapid City, SD to Tacoma- a little over 900 miles in one stretch. Also on a '15 RGS. Only had to stop for gas, food, and piss breaks. Lots to see. I was trying to make time, so can't advise where to visit.


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As the title suggests, im looking for some advice from you all.

Im planning my first long range trip on my first Harley (2015 RGS). My plan is to leave from Edmonton Ab. Canada, travel to Vancouver island (gonna see my folks there) then (this is where the request for help comes in) head South to Seattle, East to Spokane, and make my back North across the border and home again. The distance is about 3100 Kms, and im looking forward to it immensely.

Where im looking for help is advice on where to stay, eat, visit etc on my route from those that are familiar with those areas.

Im also doing this trip solo. Kind of a bucket list thing.

Thanks in advance!!!

Russ
I would suggest before you go onto Vancouver Island that you do the Sea to Sky Highway north of Vancouver. I came in from the Cache Creek area and went counter clockwise. Really enjoyed that beautiful Canadian road. I would make sure I rode off the interstates, north of Seattle and go east. If you have the chance, instead of Spokane, stay in Corte d' lane, Idaho at the Flamingo Motel, within walking distance of the historic restaurant/bar district. Actually, the Flamingo is one of my favorite old school 50's style motor inns I've ever stayed in. You could leave there and head north to Bonners Ferry and either choose take Highway 2 toward Glacier or continue north and cross over into Canada. Good luck.
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Western Inn, in Lakewood (Tacoma) was $80US per night. Free WiFi. I stayed there on my way back from Sturgis. Solo run for me also. Cheap room, with basic Continental Breakfast. If you can get a ground floor room, you can park your bike right at your door. There's an Eagle Leather shop (HUGE shop; More helmets and leathers than I've ever seen in a single building) about 1/2 block away, a convenience store and a Dairy Queen (I think) right across the street. That's all the advice I've got.

Solo road trips are often the best. I rode from Rapid City, SD to Tacoma- a little over 900 miles in one stretch. Also on a '15 RGS. Only had to stop for gas, food, and piss breaks. Lots to see. I was trying to make time, so can't advise where to visit.
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I would suggest before you go onto Vancouver Island that you do the Sea to Sky Highway north of Vancouver. I came in from the Cache Creek area and went counter clockwise. Really enjoyed that beautiful Canadian road. I would make sure I rode off the interstates, north of Seattle and go east. If you have the chance, instead of Spokane, stay in Corte d' lane, Idaho at the Flamingo Motel, within walking distance of the historic restaurant/bar district. Actually, the Flamingo is one of my favorite old school 50's style motor inns I've ever stayed in. You could leave there and head north to Bonners Ferry and either choose take Highway 2 toward Glacier or continue north and cross over into Canada. Good luck.
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A few suggestions on killer rides in Washington.
On the way to Seattle detour in Bellingham to Hwy 11 Chuckanut Drive , about a 1/2 hour or so detour amazing views from the cliffs overlooking Puget Sound.
Leaving Seattle take Hwy 2 east to Leavenworth.
Continue past Wenatchee take Hwy 97 north along the Columbia.
At Bridgeport cut off on Hwy 17 to Hwy 174 to Grand Coulee.
I stay at the Trails West Motel. Catch breakfast at Flo's Cafe.
Head back out of town on Hwy155 then take aright on Peter Dan Road.It take you up into the hills and comes out on Hwy21.
Turn left or north to Republic.
At Republic turn right/east on Hwy 20 to Kettle Falls.
Continue on 20/395 to Colville.
At Colville continue east on Hwy 20 to Sand Point,Id on Lake Pend Oreille. Amazing spot.
If you have time head east on Hwy 200 to Hwy 56 then head north.
Stop at the Halfway Bar for a burger. Yep it's halfway between Hwy 200 and Hwy 2.
Continue north turn left /west on Hwy 2 to Bonners Ferry,Id
Heading West from Seattle on Hwy 2 is a great ride through Stevens Pass . Coming down the pass to Leavenworth the highway runs along the Wenatchee River. Really nice ride.
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A few suggestions on killer rides in Washington.
On the way to Seattle detour in Bellingham to Hwy 11 Chuckanut Drive , about a 1/2 hour or so detour amazing views from the cliffs overlooking Puget Sound.
Leaving Seattle take Hwy 2 east to Leavenworth.
Continue past Wenatchee take Hwy 97 north along the Columbia.
At Bridgeport cut off on Hwy 17 to Hwy 174 to Grand Coulee.
I stay at the Trails West Motel. Catch breakfast at Flo's Cafe.
Head back out of town on Hwy155 then take aright on Peter Dan Road.It take you up into the hills and comes out on Hwy21.
Turn left or north to Republic.
At Republic turn right/east on Hwy 20 to Kettle Falls.
Continue on 20/395 to Colville.
At Colville continue east on Hwy 20 to Sand Point,Id on Lake Pend Oreille. Amazing spot.
If you have time head east on Hwy 200 to Hwy 56 then head north.
Stop at the Halfway Bar for a burger. Yep it's halfway between Hwy 200 and Hwy 2.
Continue north turn left /west on Hwy 2 to Bonners Ferry,Id
Heading West from Seattle on Hwy 2 is a great ride through Stevens Pass . Coming down the pass to Leavenworth the highway runs along the Wenatchee River. Really nice ride.
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Hwy 2 all the way to Kalispell, Mt. is a great ride. Did that one last year and really can't say enough about the beauty
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PS The K-2 Inn in Sandpoint ,Id is clean and Biker friendly . Talk to Sheldon the manager. Bike is parked right in front of room and someone is in office 24/7.

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Hwy 2 all the way to Kalispell, Mt. is a great ride. Did that one last year and really can't say enough about the beauty
Smarty, Next time around cut off Hwy 2 at Davenport the road goes down to Hwy 25 at the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. Then ride north to Kettle Falls along the Columbia River through the cool little village of Hunters. Outstanding views!
There is a great campground right on the river( Two Rivers Casino/Resort) or Lake Roosevelt as the Columbia is called here.
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A few suggestions on killer rides in Washington.
On the way to Seattle detour in Bellingham to Hwy 11 Chuckanut Drive , about a 1/2 hour or so detour amazing views from the cliffs overlooking Puget Sound.
Leaving Seattle take Hwy 2 east to Leavenworth.
Continue past Wenatchee take Hwy 97 north along the Columbia.
At Bridgeport cut off on Hwy 17 to Hwy 174 to Grand Coulee.
I stay at the Trails West Motel. Catch breakfast at Flo's Cafe.
Head back out of town on Hwy155 then take aright on Peter Dan Road.It take you up into the hills and comes out on Hwy21.
Turn left or north to Republic.
At Republic turn right/east on Hwy 20 to Kettle Falls.
Continue on 20/395 to Colville.
At Colville continue east on Hwy 20 to Sand Point,Id on Lake Pend Oreille. Amazing spot.
If you have time head east on Hwy 200 to Hwy 56 then head north.
Stop at the Halfway Bar for a burger. Yep it's halfway between Hwy 200 and Hwy 2.
Continue north turn left /west on Hwy 2 to Bonners Ferry,Id
Heading West from Seattle on Hwy 2 is a great ride through Stevens Pass . Coming down the pass to Leavenworth the highway runs along the Wenatchee River. Really nice ride.
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