Bicycle Tour

November 11, 1976

This was one heck of a nice day for a thirty mile bicycle tour. Rain threatened but held off in time for us to complete a dry trip. We had seventeen riders which is a goodly number for a bicycle tour. We lost Hank at Armitage Park with a flat. I hope he got home all right. Dick got his flat fixed up OK and was pouring it on good and heavy to catch up which he did at Hill along with Wes, Liz and Marriner. It was nice to have so many Spoke Folk members along. This is our local Eugene-Springfield bicycle club. Our route went out to the Mohawk General Store and looped back via Sunderman. There’s very little traffic to contend with along the way. This loop route out the Mohawk Valley is so neat I thought I’d write it out for those who didn’t make the tour, yet may wish to do it on their own someday. Here it is: From Coburg Road go out Harlow, left on Gateway, cross Belt Line to Old Coburg, right on Armitage, climb over the fence just before you come to the I-5 overpass. This gets you into Armitage Park. Cross over the bridge to McKenzie View, all the way out McKenzie View to Hill, left on Hill to the Mohawk General Store, back to Eugene via Sunderman Road, go along Marcola for a mile or two and swing right onto Old Mohawk to Hill again, cross the bridge and right onto Hayden Bridge Road, wind your way over to “D” Street and the Springfield bicycle path route, from there into the Alton Baker bike path system and your home free. Be sure, in Springfield, to stay on the bike path else you’ll be subject to a stiff fine. We were back at Alton Batter at 4:45 p.m., just before dusk—a very invigorating and enjoyable afternoon. On the wheels were Ned Baker, Roger Delles, Melody Graves, Lee Hatch, Liz Igl, Mary Anne and Warren Kadas, Dick Moffitt, Marriner Orum, Hank Plant, Wes Prouty, Parker Riddle—leader, Clarence and Robert Scherer, Doug Taylor, Merle Traudt and Melvin Zavodsky.


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