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After learning of major chip seal work 7/16 on Toroda Creek road and Molson road, I eliminated the North loop and added two new routes that avoid the chip seal work.

If you already have the Set "B" loaded Just Scrap all the "B" files and replace them with the "C" GPX. once you have found it in the documents list of GPS files.  See me at the Rally during GPS file loading @ 0800 Friday & Sat.- Steve

Steve Irby
Napavine, WA
2013 BMW G650-GS Sertao
2010 Yamaha FJR1300A
Okanogan County Chip Seal Projects

The above link will take you to a page where you can download a GOOGLE MAP file   2018 Chip Seal Locations.KMZ
This file will not open correctly in M/S Maps

Our rally Road rides will be significantly impacted by some recently completed chip seal projects in Okanogan  County.  On the attached map file you will see the following:
  • Molson Road from where it intersects with Chesaw road 5.3 miles north toward Molson was chip sealed today 7/16/2018 Avoid this trip to Molson unless you are comfortable riding on loose gravel for over 5 miles.
  • Omak-Riverside Eastside road - Most of this road is undergoing chip sealing at this time . Some on 7/09 and more this week. Stay on the main highway 97 up to Tonasket to avoid loose gravel on this road.
  • Oroville Area  Has many chip seal areas to be careful of, in and near town and up the east side of the lake
  • Toroda Creek Road  Has over ten miles of fresh chip seal which was completed 7/11 & 7/12/2018 and will not likely be swept before the rally is over, so avoid this popular connector included in many of our regular routes. 



 I checked with Ferry County and the State DOT and learned the following:

Washington State Route 21  SR-21 is being prepared for chip sealing to take place  beginning Monday 7/23/2018  The patching and pre-sealing is finished which means SR-21 will be rideable during the rally but you should be cautious when encountering these patched areas.  This SR-21 project runs from South of Wilbur in Lincoln County up to Keller Ferry and from the Keller Ferry to Republic 

Not in the Republic area, but you might be considering Chumstick Highway between Leavenworth and Plain is undergoing chip sealing this week and Highway 97 over Blewett Pass is getting guardrail replacement where one lane will be closed leaving two lanes in places.  SR-17 is getting some resurfacing early in the week in the Ephrata to Coulee City area among other areas. SR-25 from Kettle Falls to Northport is undergoing some construction requiring a possible 10 minute wait and pilot car escort.  This work should be completed by Saturday.

It is always a good idea to check with WSDOT highway maintenance schedules prior to any cross state ride. 

Steve Irby

Napavine, WA
2013 BMW G650-GS Sertao
2010 Yamaha FJR1300A
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