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wednesday evenings at the Hood River Waterfront, the Columbia Gorge Tri Club meets for friendly workouts that include swimming in the Columbia (usually in the Boat Basin).

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Gorge Triathlon club: Pastime turns into passion

Tuesday tradition turns into passion for many

Patrick Hiller, a three-year member of the Columbia Gorge Triathlon Club, described his first Tuesday night training with the group: “I showed up with just my mountain bike and boardshorts. Somebody loaned me goggles to wear for the swim and everyone was very inclusive.” Hiller said that now, three years later, he’s a dedicated, competitive triathlete.

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