A ride from the Oregon coast across Oregon, across Idaho, into Montana, a day in Glacier National Park, short jaunt into Canada, across Washington through Mount Rainier National Park, and home. Seven days and 2101 miles on a 2017 BMW R1200RT. I picked up the Bike from European Motorcycles of Western Oregon, located in Tigard, Oregon at the beginning of June. I rode it for two days and then returned it for the run-in service and to have some accessories installed (engine guards and additional LED lights). A big thanks to Brian Platt, the sales advisor there for some great advice on selecting the added accessories. Their service department did a great job with the installation. I made an over night trip of 550 miles looping around the Olympic National Park in Washington to get a feel for traveling with the bike fully loaded. This ride was to be my first big outing with the new bike. I took some minimal camping gear (small tent, sleeping bag, pad) so that if I wanted to stop in an area with no motel I would have the option of a campground. I never did camp and never needed rain gear so could have traveled lighter. I used 45.7 gallons of fuel and overall mileage of 46 MPG.
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Maps of each days ride appear below along with links to a ride report for the day.
and Ending Location
|Arch Cape, Oregon to Baker City, Oregon||385||July 19, 2017|
|Baker City, Oregon to Kamiah, Idaho||267||July 20, 2017|
|Kamiah, Idaho to Kalispell, Montana||273||July 21, 2017|
|Ride through Glacier National Park||244||July 22, 2017|
|Kalispell, Montana to Northport, Washington||350||July 23, 2017|
|Northport, Washington to Yakima, Washington||300||July 24, 2017|
|Yakima, Washington to Arch Cape, Oregon||282||July 25, 2017|
Day 1 - July 19, Arch Cape, Oregon to Baker City, Oregon
Day 2 - July 20, Baker City, Oregon to Kamiah, Idaho
Day 3 - July 21, Kamiah, Idaho to Kalispell, Montana
Day 4 - July 22, Ride through Glacier National Park
Day 5 - July 23, Kalispell, Montana to Northport, Washington
Day 6 - July 24, Northport, Washington to Yakima, Washington
Day 7 - July 25, Yakima, Washington to Arch Cape, Oregon
Link to ride day one here.
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