Day 1 – September 7: The Dalles to Glenwood
“Simply Gorge-ous” (63 miles) – Map
One day, two different gorges. Start your day pedaling through the Columbia River Gorge, watching windsurfers flit on the river. Then turn up, climbing steadily past the sparkling whitewater of the Klickitat River before leaving it behind for a Tour-de-France-style back-road climb. You’ll come out far above the river, then drop into your second gorge – an instant CO classic descent down to the river. From there, listen to the wind rustle through the pines as you cruise into Glenwood, at the foot of Mt. Adams.