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Columbia River Gorge Tour

Activities:
  • Visit with the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon. The Umatilla Indian Reservation is unique in that they were able to retain over 50% of their original land.
     
  • Be hosted by an award-winning school that uses geothermal power, wind powered-exhaust systems, and was built by locally-sourced materials, and learn about why a rural community would choose to go green
     
  • Camp at a fruit orchard
     
  • Visit a full-scale replica of Stonehenge!
     
  • Visit Hanford Watch, a nonprofit organization working to increase public awareness about and participation about the largest nuclear waste dump in the Western Hemisphere.
     
  • Visit a 111-acre intentional community located just north of the Columbia Gorge.
     
  • Stay and work with organic farms that grow cherries, nectarines, peaches, alfalfa, hay, oats, straw, heirloom apples and pears.
     
  • Click here for links to further information on our hosts.

Please note: The reality of host logistics makes it impossible to absolutely confirm an itinerary. The above are planned events but are subject to change as necessary.

Route & Mileage:
We will head east from Portland into the Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway. We will ride on the desert-like eastern end of the Gorge on Rt. 84. We will then follow Rt. 74 (cyclists' paradise!) to Pendleton and the Umatilla Reservation, before returning to Portland. This will be the most ride intensive of the tours with some truly spectacular distance riding. Majority of the biking days will be 50-80 miles/day. There will be some non-biking activity days and some shorter ride days between hosts as well. Total mileage ~500.

Dates:   May 20 - June 4

Cost:    $1775 tour cost + $120 registration fee

sign up early and save!  Pay just $750 (plus $120 registration) by signing up early!

Included with your tour package:

  • A comprehensive two-day training preceding the trip which covers basic first aid, bike maintenance, safety, and a comprehensive educational component about the areas we'll be visiting and group dynamics.

  • Service projects with hosts working on sustainability & progressive thinking.
     
  • Three balanced & nutritious meals daily that are mostly locally-sourced, organic and vegan during both the training and the length of the ride.
     
  • A Support-and-Gear (SAG) vehicle that carries all group and individual gear except that needed on the road with riders (snacks, water, camera, patch kits, etc.)
     
  • Comprehensive directions and maps of the route.

Space is limited, so sign up now!


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