About Fondo on the Palouse
Fondo on the Palouse showcases the rolling hills of the Palouse and its local communities. All routes begin in Moscow, Idaho before traversing through the local communities of Troy, Deary, Princeton, Potlatch, Palouse, Colfax and Pullman. Ride options range from 15 to 100 miles.
T-Jay Clevenger, founder of the Fondo on the Palouse, envisions a large event with routes for both competitive and non-competitive cyclists. The event currently has four routes to challenge all participants.
The Family Fondo is a 15 mile route beginning in Moscow Idaho and ending in Troy, Idaho.
The Latah / Chipman Fondo is an option for people who want a 50 mile bike ride but do not want to deal with traffic.
The Moscow Fondo is a 100 mile route beginning in Moscow Idaho, passing through Troy, Deary, Princeton and Potlatch Idaho before continuing on to Colfax and Pullman Washington. From Pullman cyclist complete the last leg of the Fondo returning to Moscow.
Fondo on the Palouse provides an opportunity to engage, entertain and support local communities, non-profits and individuals of the Palouse through the active and healthy lifestyle of touring by bicycle.
Who does the Fondo Benefit?
The Fondo on the Palouse supports the Latah Trail Foundation. The Latah Trail Foundation (LTF) was founded in the spring of 1998, by a handful of people with a vision for safe, non-motorized transportation and recreation along the former Moscow-Arrow rail line.
With a mission to preserve the historic Moscow-Arrow railroad corridor for non-motorized recreational and transportation uses for Latah County, its residents and visitors, and to provide Latah County and its communities with support to provide this physical connection to their past and open an avenue for their future.
Proceeds from the Fondo on the Palouse will help support the Latah Trail Foundation and other local non-profits. https://www.latahtrailfoundation.org/
Local non-profits also benefit from the Fondo. Each non-profit that volunteers at an aid station earns a cash donation from the Fondo on the Palouse. Last year 9 non-profits each received over $300.00.