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Stinky Spoke bike ride

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Cyclists on the Stinky Spoke bike ride emerge out of the fog Saturday morning on the Sammamish River Trail. More than 600 rode the fund-raiser for the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center near Redmond, Washington.

The 16-mile round trip started and ended at the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. While the riders started in the fog, the weather cleared after they left the paved Sammamish River Trail. The route took the mountain bikers along a dirt powerline trail and then home on the hilly Tolt Pipeline Trail.

The charity ride is a poker run, so cyclists collected playing cards along the route. Best hands were rewarded at the finish.

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic
horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities who live in the Puget
Sound area. Classes take place in an environment that emphasizes abilities rather than disabilities.


Cyclists roll toward the finish at Red Hook after descending the Tolt Pipeline Trail in background.

All the bikes will need a good washing when the riders return home.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2010/01/16/stinky-spoke-bike-ride/

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