Just For The Hill Of It Bike Challenge

The Saturday, June 1 Just For The Hill Of It Bike Challenge had 39 finishers cross the end line at the top of the Old White Bird Grade. The annual event is a fund-raiser for Syringa Hospice. Pictured here are riders coming across the Hammer Creek Bridge at the start of the event.

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Thirty nine riders finished the 2019 Just For The Hill Of It Bike Challenge.

WHITE BIRD – Two long-held event records were shattered at last Saturday’s June 1 Just For The Hill Of It Bike Challenge.

First-place finisher was Albert Harrison of Moscow with 43:47:64. This breaks the 2003 record time of 46:44:15 set by Matt Weyen. Second-place finisher Shawn Howard set a time of 46:01:44, breaking the record set in 2003.

Overall, 47 riders signed up for and 39 finished the event, which starts at Hammer Creek Campground and proceeds through White Bird and up the Old White Bird Grade. This is the 25th annual event that serves as a fund-raiser for Syringa Hospice.

Just for the Hill of It

The Just For The Hill Of It Bike Challenge is a fundraiser for Syringa Hospice.

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