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That funky mountain bike ride turns 20

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WENATCHEE — In 1990, Terry Van Dorien was part of a group of mountain bike enthusiasts that found a way to ride from Mission Ridge to downtown Ellensburg. Nineteen years later, The Backside Ride has attracted nearly 60 riders for the trip up Mission Ridge, through meadows and down old roads, before finally ending with a meal at The Tav in Ellensburg.

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