Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 19th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
Just a reminder that a wonderful ride is happening on Saturday. It’s the Hood River Harvest Ride which offers five different routes (including some family friendly options) around the beautiful Hood River Valley. Our friend Peter Cornelison is one of the ride’s organizers and he recently sent out this email as a teaser…
Looking up from your bike, as you pass through shafts of golden sunlight filtering between the fruit trees lining the road, breathe deeply of the wonderfully clean, crisp, fall mountain air and crest the hill. Wow! There is a take-your- breath- away- view of the northern glacial face of Mt. Hood. Welcome to the fifth annual Hood River Harvest Ride (HRHR) on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
As past Harvest Riders know, the Hood River Valley has some wonderful topography. It was shaped, progressively, by volcanoes, giant glaciers and finally, the Columbia Floods. This produced terrain with a lot of variety. Layer on top of that a network of low traffic farm roads designed for horse drawn travel (i.e. not too steep) and you have perfect bike routes which include long flat stretches, moderate and a few steep hill climbs all with superb descents.
The Harvest Ride crew is excited to share some of the best riding in the Northwest with you this coming Saturday and hope to see you, your buddies and your bikes out here for the 5th HRHR!