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Gear up your bike for good

Starting at 9 a.m. June 14, the Clackamas River Basin Council will host the third-annual Tour de Clack, an environmentally themed bicycle ride through the Clackamas watershed.

by: PHOTO BY: DAVE KLEINKE - Participants get started at Milo McIver Park for the Clackamas River Basin Council's annual Tour de Clack, an environmentally themed bicycle ride through the Clackamas watershed. Riders will convene at the Riverbend Day Use Area at Milo McIver Park in Estacada, and depart on either a 32- or 48-mile loop through the watershed. Registration is $20.

Participants can expect to see beautiful views of the upper Clackamas watershed and learn about three restoration projects, including:

• An installed bioswale at the Estacada Library

• A stream bank on Eagle Creek near Bonnie Lure Park planted with native trees and shrubs as part of CRBC’s Shade Our Streams project

• A fish habitat restoration project on Mattoon Road that features large woody debris, tree planting, and fish passage barrier removal

The 48-mile loop includes the first two stops on the 32-mile loop, as well as:

• An engineered riffle and bridge replacement at Porter Road

• A stop at Faraday Lake

Riders of the 48-mile loop will follow the PGE multiuse path along the Clackamas River. Both routes feature spectacular vistas of the Clackamas River and Mount Hood as they wind through lush forest and country landscapes.

Interested individuals can visit clackamasriver.org/community/tour-de-clack for more information and a link to registration. Attendees are required to wear a helmet and bring a water bottle for refilling along the route. Water will be available at all stops.

Riders without helmets will not be permitted, nor will riders under the age of 15. Note that organizers ask participants to support hosts at Milo McIver State Park by paying the $5 entry fee. Participants also can consider making it a weekend getaway and camp at Milo McIver.

The Clackamas River Basin Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of fostering partnerships for clean water and to improve fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live, work and recreate in the watershed.




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