A long rest before a long ride

Day 5: Wilbur to Spokane Valley

73.9 miles

1778 feet of climbing

Written by: Libby bauman

After two intense rides, today’s ride went by like a breeze. We left the cozy church in Wilbur early in the morning and cruised up and down hills along Route 2. A tailwind boosted our speed and our confidence at the beginning of the day.

At our second rest stop, many riders enjoyed a huckleberry milkshake from a local diner. Huckleberries are regional to the northwest, and a milkshake provided an extra boost of energy! Fellowship with other riders and the support team as we drank our milkshakes and ate other snacks was part of the fun.


The end of today’s ride brought us into Spokane, which was our first urban ride since Seattle. We readjusted to navigating lots of turns and found our way to Opportunity Presbyterian Church.We’ll have lots of time to rest before a long ride tomorrow!

Posted in 2019 Seattle to DC.