KSU from The Hitchin' Post at 10:00 am following our regular monthly meeting. We'll take I-5 to Hwy 30, then cross over the Lewis & Clark Bridge into Longview. From there, we'll take Hwy 4 to the Astoria-Megler Bridge and stop for lunch at the Astoria Brewing Company. Then south on Hwy 101 to Hebo, and Hwy 22 west to Salem. Estimate time back to Salem is 6:00.
302 miles total.
After meeting ride (assuming Hwy 242 is open by then):
- The Hitchin' Post to Dee Wright Observatory via Hwy 22.
- Hwy 20 to The Point Restaurant in Foster for a beverage.
Let's have a BBQ at the bay!
We made this trip last year and had a great time, so we thought we'd do it even better this year. Following our monthly meeting, we'll ride the scenic route to Kelly's Brighton Marina at Nehalem Bay. I have family members with three reserved RV camp spots for Crab Derby Weekend. Linda will drive a car over with a large cooler which we can load up at The Hitchin' Post. We can start a list of things to bring, and people can contribute how they like. There will be fresh crab, oysters, and clams available to purchase at the marina.
Items to bring:
Hamburger patties: Brandon
Hot dogs: Brandon
Hamburger buns: Dale
Hot dog buns: Dale
The Willamette Valley Victory Riders are proud to host the 2019 KeizerFEST Poker Run on Saturday May 18th. It’s going to be a great day of riding the scenic Willamette Valley.
When you register for the 2019 KeizerFEST Poker Run, or buy a raffle or 50/50 ticket, where does that money go? Proceeds for the 2019 run will go to help children in the Willamette Valley via the "V4K" (Victory-For-Kids) Project:
We support children facing a wide range of special needs, including children in crises, abusive situations, including domestic violence, mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress, substance abuse and poverty stricken. All of these children deserve an environment of dreams, hope, respect and understanding at every level.
V4K Bags: The project collects donations to assist and support the mental well-being and comfort for children during stressful transitions at police stations, shelters (abused & homeless ) children’s services offices and foster care agencies. The go-bags are filled with things they need, things to cuddle, things to hold on to, and know someone cares. Items include bubbles, coloring books & crayons, small toys for all ages, school supplies and stationery, small toiletries, books, journals or diaries, hand held games, flashlight, etc.
Poker Run proceeds will be used to purchase these "go bags" and distribute to police, fire and other agencies around the valley. They will be kept in patrol and fire vehicles and provided to children in their moment of need.
The WVVR has committed to purchasing 100 of these comfort bags. Any funds remaining after that will be directed to a veterans support organization.