From time to time, I get requests to publicize a ride. This one sounds pretty good. McCracken and I road along the Klickitat river on our first day of the Washhington Bike Ride and it was beautiful. This route is a bit to the east and doesn’t duplicate our trip at all, but it is likely to be pretty nice. However, I think I’ll stay to ride the Best of the White Pine. –Corrie
Group Health Golden Valley Bike Ride
Tour the beautiful rolling hills and canyons of Klickitat County in this great end-of-the-season ride. The route features moderate to challenging courses from 33 and 63 to 103 miles. Several spur options mean you can customize your distance in 10 mile increments to suit your time or level. Our challenging Century ride is the featured course, running from graceful farmland through forests then in and out of Glenwood Canyon. Two canyon climbs, including one 6% grade, and stunning views will make this a ride to remember. The metric century runs the same course with a turnaround at the riverside stop in the bottom of the Glenwood Canyon and includes about 2500 feet of climbing. An optional loop adds 10 miles and 500 feet of climbing. All shorter rides loop through the lovely Klickitat Valley, featuring rolling hills and golden farmland, and moderate climbing from just 500 to 1000 feet.
Fully supported, with sag wagons and rest stops approximately every 15 miles. Registration is open from 7am to 10am on the day of ride at the Goldendale Grange, 228 E Darland, Goldendale, WA 98620. $50 fee includes snacks, lunch, post-ride dinner and T-shirt. Pre-register by mail (postmark accepted) or email by Sept 1st for a $10 discount. Forms and info available at http://www.goldenvalleybikeride.com.
Sponsored by Group Health and Soroptimist International of Goldendale. ***Breaking news*** Group Health has just announced that our riders are eligible for its “Text Your Bib” promotion, to enter drawings for a free Novara bike, a 4-day Oregon wine country bike tour or a free entry to next year’s Golden Valley Bike Ride. Details in rider registration packets, on-site Saturday morning.
For more information, contact:
Soroptimist International of Goldendale
PO Box 590
Goldendale, WA 98620
Thanks for your help in making this bike ride a success!