This was my first bike tour. The official page is here.
This whole thing was my Dad's idea. One of his friends was training for it, but had an accident and bailed. My dad decided that he might go.
So he called me and we talked. We had big plans. Lots of people in my family would go. It would be a grand tour.
Eventually, everyone but my dad and I dropped out. I invited a colleague, Bruce, to do the ride. He had been a more serious rider and he wanted to get back into it. So there we were, us three.
This is my tour diary.
Maps and elevation profiles courtesy Ride the Rockies.
There are other accounts of the ride as well.