NewsUpdated: 10:50PM PDT June 23, 2019
The Hwy 53 / Garibaldi ride went ahead on Sunday, June 23 with lunch at Parkside Restaurant in Garibaldi. Original outbound route stayed the same. Return leg made use of Hwy 6 as chosen route on the Nestucca River Road was part closed for repairs. Alternate route is published here.
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