Continuing with the 2000 Subaru Gorge Games theme, I believe this was from the 24-hour mountain bike race run on the east side, up at the top of Old Dalles Road. A friend of mine likes to tell the story of how he dressed in a furry costume and "entertained" riders by jumping out of the woods and running across the trail during the late night hours.
Bike is a 97-ish Mrazek, an oddball.
Kyle on 26th February 2020 @ 7:37am
"Entertained riders"??? Sounds like your friend was the one being entertained. Was he a Bigfoot?
L.E. on 26th February 2020 @ 8:36am
This is the 24hr Mountain Bike Race, most likely. It started at 12noon on Saturday and ended 12noon on Sunday. It was held on SDS property off of the Old Dalles Road. The race course was the Whoopdee Trail. The furry costume was a bear I recall, though I did not experience the "entertainment" directly. The other competition with mountain bikes was the 24hr Adventure Race, from Mt. Hood to Hood River.
Laurence on 26th February 2020 @ 9:13am
Actually the furry creature was a beaver, an "Evil Beaver" to be exact, based on a Miller beer commercial of the era: https://youtu.be/tFlWsMCgPHs
I checked with the anonymous individual.
ArthurB on 26th February 2020 @ 9:49am
I was JUST talking to a friend who used to live in Mosier around that time, and rode things like this. There is/was good trail up there.
Kyle on 26th February 2020 @ 10:12am
Beaver...that is correct...thanks for refreshing my memory! Good times!!!
Laurence on 26th February 2020 @ 10:29am
With the evil knapweed in the foreground.
nels on 26th February 2020 @ 11:11am