Gorge Ride Registration Closes June 19

June 15, 2023

Registration for the annual Gorge Ride will close at midnight on June 19. The Gorge Ride is a fundraising event for the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Registration is open through www.gorgeride.eventbrite.com. For more information visit www.GorgeRide.com. Day of event registration will be available for an additional $10 per person.

Bicyclists will again ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles 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.

Photos and information about previous ride are available at: http://www.hcrh.org/events/2019-gorge-ride/ . And an ODOT video from 2014 is available at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200875445641234 . Several hundred people participated in the 2022 Gorge Ride.

The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway supports the restoration and reconnection of the historic highway through the Columbia River Gorge. Our 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 from Troutdale to The Dalles.

Sponsors of the 2023 Gorge Ride include: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, Mayerdale Estate, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Portland Bicycling Club, Multnomah Falls Co., Showers Pass, Oregon Screen Impressions, Sellwood Cycle Repair, Lakeside Bicycles, Oregon E-Bikes, Franz Bakery, Mountain View Cycles, Dave’s Killer Bread, Cousin’s Country Inn, Thunder Mountain Brewery, Organically Grown Company and Brenna’s Mosier Market.