Chafe 150 Gran Fondo
ONE RIDE, 5 ROUTES, WHICH IS YOURS?
Sandpoint Rotary presents the 14th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, named one of the top charity rides in the US! The ride takes place in Sandpoint, Idaho, the "Most Beautiful Small Town in the USA." The 150 mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains-a frontal range of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana-through gorgeous lake and river valleys, encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, CHAFE offers magnificent 100, 80, 40, and 25 mile routes for riders of any level!
Why we ride
Supporting education, mile by mile.
By riding CHAFE, you are supporting programs vitally important to our community. The Lake Pend Oreille School District and Sandpoint Rotary have recognized the need to help students improve their reading skills through after school and literacy programs. Proceeds from the ride directly support this major effort as well as other community programs. Join us and make a difference!
When you ride CHAFE, you’re supported.
CHAFE 150 supports riders with fully stocked break stops, professional ride support, an epic after ride party, and prizes for top fundraisers. Nurses, mechanics, and volunteers come together to make CHAFE the best ride you’ll ever experience!
Your Safety is Our Top Priority!
We are committed to making the CHAFE 150 not only the best organized ride in the world, but we are also committed to keeping our riders, volunteers and communities safe. Our concerns related to the pandemic are why we delayed the 2021 ride from its usual June date until September 11. We don’t know what the impacts of COVID-19 will be as our ride date nears in the early fall but rest assured, we will be prepared to make the ride as safe as possible.
Some of the actions that we will take this year include:
-We will cap our rider numbers at 400 to allow for greater social distancing in all areas of the ride.
-The food and drinks at our rest stops and after ride party will be prepackaged and/or served by volunteers (no self-serve).
-We will provide more hand washing sanitation stations at all rest stops.
-We will ask that all riders and volunteers do a health self-assessment prior to attending.
-We will have more busses to allow social distancing on the busses taking riders from Sandpoint to the start of the 100 and 80mile routes (Troy, Mt).
-We will have additional SAG support this year to minimize close contact for riders needing SAG assistance.
-We are also committed to staying on top of the latest COVID-19 guidance and will revise our safety protocols as necessary.
Rest assured that your safety is our top priority.