Sports briefs for June 21

Skate contest Saturday

Join Doug’s Sports at the Hood River Skate Park Saturday, for friendly bowl jam and best trick contests in honor of International Go Skateboarding Day. Contests start at 10 a.m. and will run until about 1 p.m.; divisions will be ages 15 and under and 16 and over (under 18 needs to have parent signature on release form). For additional details, contact Doug’s at 541-386-5787.

Windance demo moved to Hood River

Windance Board Shop is hosting a free, two-day kiteboarding demo and festivities this weekend. The original location was set for Rufus, but was changed Thursday afternoon to the Spit and the Hood River Sandbar. Windance, with brands Ocean Rodeo, Slingshot and Best, will have the latest kiteboarding gear on hand all day Saturday and Sunday for people to test, free of charge, while enjoying two days of wind and sunshine in the eastern Gorge.

Motorcycle event this weekend

Hood River County Forestry is advising the public that a motorcycle event, the Lobos MC Poker Run, will take place in the Northwest Area Trails System, based from Kingsley Reservoir, on June 21-22. The event will take place on HRCF’s motorized trail network, which will remain open to the public throughout the weekend. Motorized trail users not participating in the event are advised to expect an increase in traffic during the weekend.

The event is part of the Lobos’ Poker Run Series. Saturday will be a 25-mile ride, open to bikes and quads, ending at about 3 p.m., followed by a night ride from 9 p.m. to about midnight on a 20-mile course. The following day is open to motorcycles only and is a 40-45 mile ride. The ride is open to the public, although registration fees and requirements apply.

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Windfest weekend July 28-29

Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association’s annual Gorge Windfest is set for June 28-29 at the Hood River Event Site. The annual event will include unlimited gear demos, free clinics by local pros, free beginner lessons, live music, raffles and prizes, food, drinks and more. A swap meet will also take place June 29 in the Luhr Jensen parking lot starting at 8 a.m. (7 a.m. start for sellers). For more info see

Dirty Harlots bike team hosts fundraiser car/bike wash

Hood River’s Dirty Harlots ladies mountain bike team is hosting a car/bike wash fundraiser from 2-6 p.m. on June 21 in the Dirty Fingers Bike Shop (corner of State and 13th streets). The funds are to raise money for the team’s mechanic, who will be traveling with the team as it competes in Oregon Enduro Series races.

Elks Charity Golf Tourney June 28

Hood  River Elks Lodge is hosting its 17th annual fundraiser golf tournament on Saturday, June 28, at Indian Creek Golf Course. Proceeds from the four-person scramble tournament go toward Elks’ student scholarship and awards programs, including the Student of the Month and Student of the Year programs.

New this year is a sponsorship by Mid-Columbia Marine and Motorsports, which has provided four hole-in-one prizes — two motorcycles and two ATVs — for each of the course’s par-threes.

Registration is $300 per team or $75 per person at the course’s pro shop.

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