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By Akasha Spino-Bybee
For The Sentinel 

Local "Bikefest" event promotes bike-friendly ideas for Goldendale


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ENJOYING KLICKITAT COUNTY: One of the riders in last year's Grand Fondo tour of central Klickitat County makes his way to the top of Horseshoe Bend Road. The 90 mile ride began and ended in Goldendale and included 94 riders from around the state, aged 26-69.

Goldendale has suffered many economic losses in its time; from the timber industry coming to a swift halt to the aluminum plant shutting down, Goldendale's economy has steadily declined. Thankfully, innovation lies in the mind of a local man with a passion.

"I was a professional cowboy with the Northwest Rodeo Association and one of the things I did to stay in shape was ride my bicycle," says Brock Warrener, a member of the Trail Riding Association of Central Klickitat (TRACK), "later on, my horse died and I started to ride my bicycle more often and I found it was a great way to bond with my girlfriend's son. So we'd go over to Hood River and ride some pump tracks. So I started wondering...

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