The Gorge Ride
The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is organized a fundraising bike ride on Saturday, June 16, 2007, beginning at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Drive, in The Dalles, Oregon. Extending 19.25 miles along the historic highway and State Trail to the west to the Senator Mark O. Hatfield West Trailhead, just east of Hood River. The route included world-class scenery, a combination of historic highway that is open to motor vehicles, with very low traffic, and the HCRH State Trail that is open only to hikers and bicyclists. The total elevation gain for the ride is 2,974 feet.

Highlights included:
* Panoramic view at Rowena Crest
* A rest stop at the grounds of the historic Mayerdale Estate
* Travelling through the restored Mosier Twin Tunnels
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