Potlatch Fondo Course
Potlatch Fondo – 50 miles – This Fondo provides food, hydration, festivities, and transportation for the rider who wants a 50 mile ride experience that winds through the beautiful Palouse. Riders need to be at least 10 years old with an adult and everyone needs to have previous riding experience. The riding times for this 50 miler are between 2 and 6 hours. This course has about 1500 feet of climbing and 1500 feet of descending over 50 miles.
The Potlatch Fondo starts in Moscow at the Nazarene Church on 7th and meets up with the Latah Trail via Blaine Street. The course then travels 13.5 miles east from Moscow to Troy via the Latah Trail. Shuttle / Aid station 1 is at mile 7. From Aid station 1, the course continues to the Troy City Park where the Shuttle Stop / Latah Trail Pancake Feed / Aid 2 station will be. All are invited to participate.
The Latah Trail Foundation will be offering side tours from Troy, down Bear Creek Canyon, to the end of the Latah Trail. It is a great opportunity to see the newest extension.
The course then continues out 12 miles on Hwy 8 to Shuttle / Aid 3 where riders take the Hwy 9 junction toward Harvard. The course then follows Hwy 9 for 10 miles to Shuttle / Aid 4 at the Hwy 6 junction in Harvard. The last leg of this course follows Hwy 6 into Potlatch where it will finish at the Shuttle / Aid 5 during the Potlatch Days festival at Locomotive Park. There will be a shuttle bus between Moscow, Troy, Potlatch, and Pullman roughly every 30 minutes that transports people around the Fondo course back to the start line in Moscow.
The shuttle stops are at The Nazarene Church in Moscow, NRS East Parking lot in Moscow, Troy City Park in Troy, Hwy 9 junction, Hwy 6 junction, Locomotive Park in Potlatch, and the Pullman Aid Station at the Terreview street intersection. The shuttle lap takes about 1 hour.
Participants are encouraged to use the coupon they receive in their packets for a discounted ticket to attend the Rendezvous in the park Music Celebration which starts at 7:00PM (Kitty corner to the Nazarene Church in the East City Park).