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‘Beaverton, Banks and Beyond’ bike tour set

The NW Bicycle Safety Council will host its seventh annual Beaverton, Banks, and Beyond Bicycle Tour on Aug. 15.

NWBSC partners with the cities of Beaverton, Banks, North Plains and Vernonia, as well as Stub Stewart State Park, for the event, which kicks off at 7 a.m. The ride will begin at Papa’s Pizza Parlor (15700 Blueridge Drive in Beaverton) and leads participants on several loops from the starting point to Vernonia and back, through farmlands, country roads and the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Riders can choose to cover distances of 100, 86, 64 or 32 miles.

Rest stops provide riders with fresh fruit, snacks and water, as well as a specially ordered meal at the end of the ride.

The event strives to raise awareness of bicycle safety, bring the community together and raise funds for NWBSC.

Event registration is online at nwbicyclesafetycouncil.org/cycling-events/register/ or on-site the day of the event. The cost is $35 online and $45 on the day of the event.

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