The Big Andrew Foundation presents The White Salmon Kayak Race

5 04 2017

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Founded in 2008 following the passing of  Andrew Gmelch, who at 15 years old lost his 2 year battle with cancer, The Big Andrew Foundation is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness as well as financial and moral support for cancer patients and their families.

All proceeds from the event go to the Tom Potter Expense Relief Fund and the Providence Hood River Oncology Center.

June 3rd is the 1st Annual Big Andrew White Salmon Kayak Race that will bring together an epic group of paddlers on a classic piece of PNW whitewater. Utilizing a time-trial format, racers will start just below BZ falls and make their way five miles downstream to the finish line in Husum, WA. Spectators will enjoy excellent viewing at the BZ corner launch site, with unrestricted access to the scenic shores of the White Salmon river. Kegs of cold Ninkasi beer will be conveniently located at BZ corner start area and Husum falls finish line.

For more info on The Big Andrew Foundation- TheBigAndrew.com

To sign-up for the event or learn more- Kayak Race

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Trans-Cascadia: Enduro Bike Race in our Backyards.

7 11 2016

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Year 2 of the enduro formatted backcountry race on our local trails.  For non-mountain bikers you’ve probably never heard of this race, but it’s quickly becoming a premier experience for top pro and amateur bike racers.  Taking place in areas around Oakridge and McKenzie Bridge, the Trans Cascadia is four days of hard racing, camping, and fun- bringing the bike industry to the trails just miles down the road.

Trans Cascadia Race recap.

Although an expensive race; the event highlights our local trail network and excites riders to get out and explore.

Interested in racing next year?  September 27 – October 1, 2017.  Registration is up now.   registration

Next summer we will be expanding our Mountain Bike Camps at the River House Outdoor Center and will have young rippers on some of these same trails with the goal of helping to create passionate, forest loving and respectful riders.

Trails like we have in the Pacific Northwest are a blessing!  Please do your part and help maintain what you enjoy.  Local clubs are a great way to find trail work parties.

Eugene/Springfield area- Desciples Of Dirt

Oarkridge area- Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards

Corvallis area- Team Dirt

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