Welcome to Gorge Pedal
We are featuring Cycling within the
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
The Dalles Mural Project 2022:
The Historic Columbia River Highway & Trail
Prominent within the Gorge Pedal area
but not exclusive is the
Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH).
This roadway was the First American Scenic Highway built for vehicles.
Indigenous peoples have been walking in this human corridor for 12,000 years or more. Know that the people who came to this region in the 1700s and later benefited from these
paths well worn by the millions of people
whom occupied these lands.
Each generation is a steward of this
precious land, water and air.
The Historic Columbia River Highway started construction
in 1916 in Troutdale, Oregon and was completed in 1922 in The Dalles.
The Dalles Mural Project 2022 celebrated its largest mural in featuring the 100th anniversary for the completion of the The Historic Columbia River Highway and Trails in August 2022.
Below and on following pages is the construction of the mural
by Wall Dogs' passionate advocates and the citizens of The Dalles.