Third Grand Fondo draws hundreds

Riders depart from downtown Hood River Saturday morning for the start of the 2012 Echelon Gran Fondo.

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
Riders depart from downtown Hood River Saturday morning for the start of the 2012 Echelon Gran Fondo.

Several hundred riders departed from downtown Hood River Saturday morning for the start of the 2012 Echelon Gran Fondo. The event is more of a group ride than a race, although certain sections of the various courses were timed. For results and details see www.echelongranfondo.org.

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