Author Topic: Requesting guidance on the safest route from Spokane to Sandpoint, ID?  (Read 1718 times)

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Offline BikePacker

Hello - I have learned from reading The Northern Tier Book not to take Idaho State Route 41.  Looks like my only other options are either U.S. 2 north out of Spokane, or travel east to Coeur d'Alene and go north on U.S.95. 
Any thoughts on which of these has the widest shoulders (if any) and the least traffic?  
Or, perhaps there is another approach shot of which I am unaware?
- Thank you.

Offline bikerHen

Hope I'm not reading this too late. Stay away from Hwy 95 in North Idaho! Heavy fast traffic, lots of trucks, rumble strips in the narrow shoulder! Go Hwy 2 north of Spokane. Still heavy traffic but a nice wide shoulder. There is a construction zone 3 miles north of town that must be avoided. The construction will continue for several more months. If you haven't come this way yet send me a message and I'll give you the detour.  bikerHen