Sat. Jun 14, 2014 7:00am
8th Annual Gorge Ride
Date - June 14, 2014
Location - Start and end at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center; route travels the Historic Columbia River Highway and Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River
The eighth annual Gorge Ride sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, beginning at the Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles, Oregon. It extends 19.25 miles along the historic highway and State Trail to the west to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River.
This route is a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles, with very low traffic, and the HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and bicyclists. It's an out and back route of 38.5 miles. This ride is supported with water stops, snacks, mechanical support and SAG wagons. Maps with cue sheet and elevation chart are provided.
- Experience the panoramic view at Rowena Crest.
- Visit the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate.
- Travel through the restored Mosier Twin Tunnels.
Cost - $35 pre-registration ages 12 and up; $15 ages 6-11; under 6 free. Add $10 per rider for day-of-event registration. On-line registration is the only advance registration method. For Registration, see: www.GorgeRide.com or www.gorgeride.eventbright.com . On-line registration will close at the end of the day on June 10.
Sack lunch available for purchase on-line for $12. Souvenir shirts available for purchase for $25 each.
Course open from 7 AM to 4 PM.
Registration closes at 10 AM.
Lunches can be picked up from 11 AM to 4 PM.