I was fortunate enough this year (along with my stepson Justin) to be able to participate in a great event which after only 3 years in the Portland area is already becoming a local classic. This event began in McMinnville and wound a 103-kilometer loop around the gentle slopes and quiet, scenic roads of the Willamette Valley wine country. Due to it’s quickly growing notoriety it was recently featured in Bicycling magazine which is either a sign of it’s distinction or a warning of it’s demise.

Was this a bike ride or was this event about something else entirely different? You will have to be the judge.