Luke's Ride 2017

This fundraiser support's Luke's Journey Autism Fund which helps provide therapy and equipment to children on the autism spectrum.

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Luke's Ride 2017

Luke’s Journey Autism Fund was established on March 3rd, 2016 by Doug Underwood. Luke’s Journey Autism Fund is inspired by Doug’s son, Luke, who was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at age 3. Realizing that insurance does not always cover recommended services, therapies, and equipment, Doug set up a fund through Autism Empowerment and began fundraising to help families with youth on the autism spectrum have better access to services they need that are financially out of their reach.  

The mission of Luke’s Journey Fund is to provide grant opportunities and resources for families in Southwest Washington and the Portland, OR metro area, who need financial assistance to cover costs specifically related to supporting their child or children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

Since March 2016, Luke's Journey has raised over $3,500.  We will be holding Luke's Ride 2017 to try and bring that dollar amount over $10,000!

The intent is for Luke's Journey Fund to become an independent foundation in 2017. Luke's Journey Ride will help us achieve that goal.

When: Saturday, July 22nd with pre-ride check-in and same day registration opening at 7:30 a.m.

IF you are registering online from July 19th - July 22nd, please bring a copy of your confirmation receipt with you to the event. You pay also register on-site and/or contact Doug Underwood at with any questions.

Pre-ride check-in and same day registration opens at 7:30 am
66-mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m.
34-mile ride starts at 10:00 a.m.

The route for the 34-mile ride and 66-mile ride being used is the same as the one posted at Ride Around Clark County 2017

Download map of 66-mile ride route here.

Loop travels east, around Lacamas Lake (first rest stop, 15.2 miles), then north through the hills of Hockinson (rest stop 29.5 miles), through Battle Ground, to Daybreak Park (rest stop 42.3 miles), west through Ridgefield, then south through Felida (mini-stop 59.3 miles) and back to the finish at Clark College. (3,000 ft. elevation gain)

Download map of 34-mile ride route here.

This loop travels east around Lacamas Lake (Heritage rest stop, 15.2 miles) and back to Clark College. (1,000 ft. elevation gain) 

There will be a rest stop with snacks/refreshments on both routes and a social after the ride.

Starting Location: Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA

Suggested Donation to ride:  The ride is FREE.

Donations to charity of $25 and above receive a complimentary $5 food/drink ticket from Heathen Brewing Feral Public House at the post ride social.

Social Location: Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, 1109 Washington St., Vancouver, WA 98660. The social will take place after the ride ends which is estimated to be between 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

So that we can pre-plan, we appreciate you registering early. Just hit the GET TICKETS button on the right! ONLINE Registration closes

You are also welcome to make a separate donation of any dollar amount at any time to support Luke's Journey Autism Fund.

Please note that if you are cycling, that online registration is accepted through July 17th. After that, please register at the race. Again, donations are appreciated and welcomed at any time.

After registration, you will receive an email confirmation and follow-up.

For questions, please call Doug Underwood at 360-798-0788 or email

You can help us reach our fundraising goal in multiple ways:

  1. Make a donation now using that green heart donate button on the right!
  2. Mail a donation to Autism Empowerment, P.O. Box 871676, Vancouver, WA 98687. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, donations via Autism Empowerment are tax-deductible. (Autism Empowerment is currently our fiscal sponsor until we obtain our own nonprofit foundation status.) Checks are payable to "Autism Empowerment". Please indicate "Luke's Journey Autism Fund" with your payment so that your donation will be earmarked toward Luke's Journey Autism Fund and they will mail you a receipt.


SPONSOR Appreciation

Thank you to the following sponsors of Luke's Ride 2017 supporting Luke's Journey Autism Fund:

Heathen Brewing Feral Public House -

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Radiant Design Studio - Becky Harper -

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