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Jim O’Horo Gorge Explorer Ride
May 27 at 8:00 am
This four-day scenic touring classic starts in Vancouver and takes two days to ride east along the Columbia River, crosses the Columbia at Biggs Junction, and takes two more days to return to Vancouver along the Oregon side. For many years, Jim O’Horo, a member of both the Vancouver Bicycle Club and the Portland Bicycling Club, and an activist in the cycling community (think Alice B. Toeclips award), organized and led this ride. Jim passed away in 2014, and the ride was renamed in his honor.
This is a moderately paced, 4-day, self-supported (i.e., loaded) bike camping tour of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, covering 51-65 miles per day, through breathtaking but sometimes challenging terrain. The 2022 tour leaves Vancouver, WA (Larson’s Bakery 13411 SE Mill Plain Blvd) on Friday May 27, traveling east in Washington, descending past the Stonehenge WWI Memorial, crossing the Columbia River at Hwy 97, and returning to Vancouver on Monday, May 30 by riding west in Oregon. The tour allows plenty of time for sightseeing at the many cultural, historical, and scenic points of interest. We will take side roads where possible in order to avoid congestion. Parts of Washington Highway 14 are narrow, but unavoidable.
There are camping reserved spaces for 50 riders. Registration will remain open until we reach that number or until May 15, whichever comes first. Online registration will be open until then, and mail-in registrations MUST be RECEIVED before registration closes.