Byline: The Register-Guard
Hitting the trails
More than 200 racers and recreational cyclists are expected to converge in Westfir on July 13 for the Tour of Aufderheide, the second jewel in the Oregon Triple Crown cycling series. In its second year, the event sends riders winding and climbing their way through lush forests along the Aufderheide Scenic Drive. Cyclists can choose The Alpine (100 miles, 5,800-foot elevation gain, $90), Box Canyon (64 miles, 2,664 feet, $90) or Kiahanie (10 to 40 miles, $40, $10 for under-18) routes. The registration fee includes a post-ride meal and beverage. Cyclists must be an Oregon Bicycle Racing Association member (one-day memberships are $2 during the online registration process). Race includes aid stations, support vehicles and mechanical support. To register or for more info, visit dark30sports.com. The final race in the triple crown series will be the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic in Waldport on Aug. 23.
Take your best shot
Snapped a great photo of someone enjoying the outdoors? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for images for its website, promotional materials and social media, and is holding a contest through Aug. 1 to encourage submissions. A $50 gift certificate will be awarded to winners in the categories of fishing, hunting, crabbing, clamming and wildlife viewing. For more info and contest rules, visit bit.ly/1ryLc84.