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Old 10-18-2007, 12:36 AM
Steven Kung Steven Kung is offline
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Default Sun. 10/28 ECT Fruit Loop Rides, Hoodriver

From Ride Planner Carrie Smith:

What is better than heirloom apples, fresh cider, farm animals, local
wine, and country scenery in the crisp autumn air? How about seeing
(and tasting) it all from the seat of a bicycle?
ECT is planning a celebration of fall with a bicycle ride around Hood
River's Fruit Loop. This is a 35-mile loop to apple orchards, country
stores, and local wineries.

http://www.hoodriverfruitloop.com/things/locations.html

We will be making frequent stops along the way for treats and after
the ride will gather at the Brooklyn House to make and consume fresh,
homemade doughnuts and hot apple cider. Be sure to bring something to
carry all the goodies you'll find along the way.

We will carpool to Hood River. We expect to be at the parking lot at 1st & State Street in Hoodriver around 10AM.
The Intermediate and Easy Groups will start together, share part of the route, and meet up and finish together.
We currently have a van with 7 spots for riders and bicycles. Passengers are asked to contribute $5 per
person to drivers who volunteer their vehicles.

For those who cannot make it to the day-long trip but still want to join the post-ride festivities
at Brooklyn House, estimated to start at 6pm, please indicate so on your RSVP so we know how many to expect.

Please RSVP at:

smithcarolinem@gmail.com or 503.545.1337

so we can coordinate riders/vehicles and if you can share your vehicle,
please let us know how many you can transport.

Sponsored by the Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club (ECT rides are
currently uninsured; a liability release/waiver is required from participants.)

Starting Location: The Brooklyn House - 4038 SE Brooklyn St, Portland (btw SE 39th & 43rd)
Assemble Time - 8:30 AM
Departure Time - 9:00 AM

Easy Rider Group: 20 miles not too hilly
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1390486

Intermediate Group: 35 miles and somewhat hilly
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1390488

Pace: No one left behind

Please dress and prep your bike for weather typical of this time of year.

Return ETA: 5:30-6pm

Ride Leader Contacts:
Carrie Smith 503.545.1337 (smithcarolinem @ gmail . com) - Intermediate Group
Steven Kung (503)957-6672, sfnkung at gmail dot com - Easy Group

We are a non-profit organization promoting peace and cultural
exchange through bicycle touring and bike school operation. We are
registered with the State of Oregon and we are applying for our 501(c)3
status with IRS. Upon receipt of our non-profit status, your donations will be tax
deductible with a retroactive effectivity date of 3/29/2007 - our incorporation date.
ECT's Bike School and Club Ride operations have been since Jan. 2006.


Your participation, volunteering, and donations are much appreciated.

Our website: www.ExchangeCycleTours.org

Our Message Board is on YahooGroups: ExchangeCycleTours

For Bicycle Tune-Up Classes, please email:
info @ exchangecycletours . org
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