Gorge Ride 2021
The good news is the Gorge Ride is scheduled to take place on August 28, 2021.
This is much later than the usual annual event held in June. It is likely that more people will have been vaccinated and hopefully the risks from Covid-19 will be lower by August. Sadly, like many other cycling events, Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway (FHCRH) had no choice but to cancel their annual fundraising event scheduled for June last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PBC has been a long-time contributing co-sponsor for FHCRH. Not only does PBC typically donate annually to our FHCRH, but PBC members also make up a good portion of the volunteers to support the event. The funds raised help with the continued restoration project of the Historic Columbia River Highway. This matters to many of us as we enjoy being able to ride our bicycles on roads that are safe and rideable. ✎
The Gorge Ride is a gorgeous 38.5-mile out-and-back with no grades exceeding 5%. It is a fully supported ride that includes water stops, yummy snacks, mechanical support at the rest stops, and SAG (support-and-gear) wagons.
If you have never done this route, you won’t want to miss out on the panoramic views of Rowena Crest and the grounds of the Mayerdale Estate. The Mosier Twin Tunnels are fun to ride through too.
We would love to have the support from all our PBC members to attend the Gorge Ride this year and possibly to volunteer, also. That would be great! Save the date Saturday, August 28, 2021.
Registration is not open yet; more information to come soon, as we get closer to the date. For details about the event: Gorge Ride 2021.
Kathleen Hellem, Recording Secretary