Day 3 - Leavenworth to Skykomish
Start your final day of the Courage Classic with a ride through scenic Chumstick Canyon on your way to Plain to the first rest stop of the day with the Gig Harbor Midday Rotary Club. Next, prepare yourself for the festive stop at Nason Creek rest area hosted by Clover Park, Lakewood and Tacoma South Rotaries.
The climb steadily begins, but there is one more opportunity to fuel up for the summit climb with the Sumner Rotary. From here, it is four miles to the Stevens Pass Ski Resort (elevation 4,061)and lunch with the Tacoma Narrows Rotary. After lunch, enjoy the downhill to the Old Cascade Highway.
Bring your camera to capture nature's beauty along this stretch of pavement. The finish line is just ahead with lots of goodies waiting for you at the end of the ride. The finish line returns to Skykomish school after three years of cleanup required to mitigate contaminants in the soil and groundwater from a former railroad maintenance facility.
Get a massage and shower and enjoy the new Town of Skykomish which features a boardwalk along the river where riders can cool off and take a plunge as you wait for the buses to return you to Snoqualmie Ridge. The Whistling Post and Cascadia Inn are located nearby to serve food and cold beverages to Courage Classic riders.