News Updated: April 7, 12:06am PDT
The The Dalles Seven Mile Ride ride went ahead in mostly dry conditions with some wet road surface on I-84 outbound. Seven bikes took part. Lunch at the Dufur Pastime was as dependable as ever. Highlight of the ride was the Centerville-Lyle road which was all but deserted. Photos to follow soon.
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