Yesterday I rode in Reach the Beach, a great fundraiser for the American Lung Association of Oregon to fight lung disease. I rode with my brother Sean and 8 of his buddies. We all stuck together throughout the 36 mile mountain biking course.
We left Grand Ronde, Oregon at about 9:45. The beginning of the ride (about 7 miles) is on-road and then you go off-road on logging roads for a uphill-downhill-uphill mountain course. After meandering through the woods, you end up on 101 for the final 10 or so miles into Pacific City. The ride is beautiful as you wander alongside the Nesctucca River through lush and dense forest. The 9 of us has a wonderful time hanging out and experiencing this together.
My wonderful wife met me at the end and we all enjoyed a great meal and beer to cap off
a wonderful day. It was SO much fun and it really meant a lot to be biking for such a great cause with my brother. I can’t wait for Reach the Beach 2008!