Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 21st, 2008 at 5:29 pm
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Second Annual Gorge Ride
Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway announce the second annual fundraising Gorge Ride to be held on June 14, 2008. Registration is now open through www.hcrh.org/GorgeRide08.html .
Bicyclists will again ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Gorge Discovery Center to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier and continue on to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead east of Hood River and return. This 38.5-mile trip includes the vista at Rowena Crest, travel through the Mosier Twin Tunnels and a rest stop at Historic Mayerdale.
Photos and information about last year’s ride are available at www.hcrh.org/GorgeRide07.html . Over 375 people participated in the 2007 Gorge Ride. One participant wrote after the ride:
“We enjoyed our ride today along the Columbia River Highway, and we hope you make this an annual event. You had fine support from your volunteers, rest stops were well organized, the route was well marked, and the scenery was (as anticipated) spectacular!” Carol Fredlund
The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway support the restoration and reconnection of the historic highway through the Columbia River Gorge. Our Vision is to restore and preserve the existing drivable portions of the historic highway to their 1920s appearance and link drivable portions with pedestrian and bicycle accessible connections, creating a continuous route through the Columbia River Gorge.
Sponsors of the 2008 Gorge Ride include: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, Cycle Oregon, Columbia View Orchards, Gorge Delights, Marc Berry (Mayor of Mosier), The Bike Gallery, Gateway Bicycles, Salmon Cyclery, REI, Resource Revival and plummerdesign.com.