Inaugural Hood River Harvest Ride Announced for Saturday, September 26
The Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC) is putting on their first Hood River Harvest Ride on September 26, 2009. Founded in 1977 to stop the creation of one-acre ranchette's in the upper Hood River Valley, today they are expanding their farm and forest preservation mission to include bike advocacy. The Hood River Harvest Ride is a natural blend of both missions.
The Hood River Harvest Ride features four loops, each with its own appeal. The loops- easy, moderate, and challenging- can be combined or done separately, as fitness allows. Along the way are points of interest: farm stands, two museums, a brewery and a winery. Any purchases made while on the ride will be delivered back to the starting point for free by a special courier. Non-bike riders can also get in the on action via the valley's own Mt. Hood Scenic Rail Road which stops in Parkdale, one of the rest stops for the Hood River Harvest Ride, and a good place to meet up with the bike riders.
Regionally grown fruits and vegetables are being provided by five local farms for lunch and at rest stops. A sag wagon will pick up stranded or tired riders as needed. For more information or to volunteer or register visit hrHarvestRide.
Thirteen bed and breakfasts in the Mt Hood Region have hot breakfasts, hot showers and comfy beds waiting for you. It is harvest time in the Hood River Valley. Why not plan to spend a few days and enjoy our warm days, cool nights, fall foliage and of course the B&Bs of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.