Sorry, I haven't checked in here all week.
Labor Day Weekend is bad for me, I have Sound Rider's 'Rally in the Gorge' to attend at Hood River County Fairgrounds. It's dates are listed as the August 28th - Sept 1. My wife and I have 2+ weeks off mid-August for a big trip. I need to check those dates again.
The CDR route actually leaves from Hood River, but PDXers can easily come towards the Hood on Abbott Road, leaving out of Estacada. It's a great Wilderness-edge ride to start the trip. You can pick up the CDR there, or head towards Hood River for the best parts of the CDR, including Barlow Rd. If I get to go with you or not, I'll give you tracks as soon as I organize them.
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)