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Downhill Skiing

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Nordic Skiing

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Tour de Bloom

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No Ridge to River in ’15

WENATCHEE — During its heyday, the Ridge to River Relay’s crème de la crème was its paddling leg — with canoeists and WRPCBoathousekayakers churning away down the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the finish line in Riverfront Park.

Now, in an ironic twist, the sport of paddling’s rapid growth in the community means the expected rebirth of Ridge to River will need to be put off for a year, organizers and supporters say.

Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club, which has been spearheading efforts to restart the race, is working on a strategic plan to redevelop and expand its facility along the Columbia at the foot of Ninth Street, and doesn’t have the resources to pull off Ridge to River this year, said Executive Director Skip Johnson.

The club operates two boat houses and a dock at the site now and is at full capacity. The expansion project calls for expansion of the boat house nearest Walla Walla Street into a learning center with additional storage for boat, a new dock for rowing programs, and improvements to the boathouse nearest the river. An early estimate pegged the cost at $1 million.

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— AdventureWenatchee.com

 

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By Steve Maher
AdventureWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — During its heyday, the Ridge to River Relay’s crème de la crème was its paddling leg — with canoeists and kayakers churning away down the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers to the finish line in Riverfront Park.

Now, in an ironic twist, the sport of paddling’s rapid growth in the community means the expected rebirth of Ridge to River will need to be put off for a year, organizers and supporters say. Read More

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By AdventureWenatchee.com

WENATCHEE — When Wenatchee dresses up, it really dresses up.

Nearly 700 runners and walkers hit the Apple Capital Loop Trail on Jan. 24 as part of the annual Bundle-Up Festival 5K and 1K, with many sporting costumes that ranged from the comical to the colorful.

There was a Superman, a Batman and a Catwoman, of course, along with a gorilla, a tiger, a woodsman, and a cowgirl. Read More

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DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Columbia River shoreline, Paddling
DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Columbia River shoreline, Paddling
DCIM999GOPRO by Jeremy Burlingame Paddling
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running
Twin peaks runnin May 3 2014 by Tina Tidd Trail Running

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