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Gorge-us Gals Ride
Sun, Jun 8, 2014
The Dalles, OR
About This Activity
This unique and inspiring event gives women and girls a fun, gorgeous ride along the Columbia River Gorge.
The 13-mile “Hope on Wheels” Ride is for the novice and is great for moms and young daughters; it stars at The Dalles River Front Marina Park heads to the Discovery Center and back. The 20- mile “Girl Friends Ride” heads out along the scenic Columbia River to Rowena, just below the loops; however, add a couple more miles and head up the loops for one of the most amazing views! This is a perfect ride with your friends, sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers!!
A more challenging beautiful scenic route takes the rider up the Rowena Loops as “The Sisters of The Road” 40-mile ride then continues to the little town of Mosier. Here you can stop at the ice-cream store or just bike through town to the Mosier Tunnels and the Memaloose Overlook on the Old Columbia River Highway and into Hood River. For the more adventurous: “A Chick Trip” the 60-mile ride, continues up Eastside Road with a turn-around at the Pine Grove School and the beautiful trip back to River Front Park in The Dalles.
This all-women’s cycling event is a fully-supported ride created by those passionate about cycling, friendship, fitness, and the desire to “brake the cycle” of violence, making a difference in people’s lives!!
Gorge-Us Gals’ sponsors love their riders and will pamper them with well stocked rest stops, bike mechanic support, surprises along the route, sassy socks, girly gift bags, and fun finish-line festivities; with chocolate, girlie products, food and music!!
Event schedule and times
Open registration from 7 am-9:30 am – with staggered start times:
60 Mile Ride – group start time: 8:00am 40 Mile Ride – group start time: 8:30am 20 Mile Ride – group start time: 9:00am 13 Mile Ride – group start time: 9:30am
These are suggested times so that all our riders return to celebrate their accomplishments together. If you are riding with a girlfriend doing a different distance, feel free to join in any group and ride together. We would like all riders on the road by 10:00am.