Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ride your Bike on the Marion County 150 Relay

(Photo: Aumsville, 1910)
There are lots of Sesquicentennial events going on this year, and one of the most interesting is the Marion 150 Relay, a 150 mile trip around historic Marion County:
From the site of the 1846 gristmill in Scotts Mills to the post office in Idanha to the railroad engine in Woodburn to the historic cemeteries in Gates, Hubbard and St. Paul, Marion County offers some important sites vital to the history of Oregon.

150 Miles for 150 Years contains unique sites to visit within each city in the county along with a treasure hunt type “clue” that the answer may only be found by visiting the site.

Marion County OR 150 Committee invites Marion County individuals, families and groups to participate in this self-guided “stay-cation” to learn more about the history of the county and its cities and relay event to see new sites that exist close to home in their own community.
The relay is being staged on five weekends, and the Salem Bicycle Club is carrying the baton carved by Ken Schaffner of Lyons next weekend, on Saturday, June 20th.

SBC Club President Jeffrey Harris invites bicyclists to join the festivities!
Ride all or part of this celebration.

Timepoints: Stayton, Community Center Park at 9:00am.
Sublimity, Chemeketa Community College/Santiam Campus at 9:30am.
Aumsville, Mill Creek Park at 10:30am.
Turner, Burkland Park at 11:00am.
Jefferson, Royal Wallace Park at 12:30pm.

For additional information see the full brochure and with quiz here, the full map here, and the full passport here.

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