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Long-distance bike event hoped to boost tourism in Clackamas County, promote bike/ped bridge accross the Willamette

PMG FILE PHOTO - Salmon Cycling Classic, a long-distance bike event launched last year, received a funding boost from the City of Wilsonville and the county this spring. The Salmon Cycling Classic, a Wilsonville-spawned road bicycling event that launched last summer, has received $14,500 in funds to help with production and marketing of the event, by Clackamas County and the City of Wilsonville.

Clackamas County Tourism Community Partnership program awarded the nascent event $12,500 and the Wilsonville Community Tourism Awards $2,000. The event includes long-distances road bike courses over rural scenic roads surrounding Wilsonville and ends with a salmon dinner in Memorial Park.

Organizers have stated a goal of incorporating the proposed bike bridge over the Willamette River into the event if it gets approval and funding.

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