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Gorge Ride registration closes June 9

Registration for the June 14 Gorge Ride continues through midnight June 9 online at www.gorgeride.eventbrite.com.

High-tech fabric shirts can be ordered before June 5.

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 (twice) at the historic Mayerdale Estate.

“Loved cycling through the cherry orchards and then being served fresh Chelan cherries at the Mayerdale Estate rest stop. Also appreciated the volunteers at Hood River end educating us on the Historic Hwy. Got my free poster!” wrote one participant after last year’s ride.

The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway support the restoration and reconnection of the historic highway through the Columbia River Gorge. The group’s vision is to educate the public about the historic highway, advocate for the restoration and preservation of 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.

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