Dates: April 20th, 2014
Start Time: Hit the road at 10:00AM.
Start Location: In front of the Richland Community Center
Approximate Return Time: around 1PM.
Ride Leader: Carl Berkowitz, CDBerkowitz@charter.net, cell 509-438-5659
Overview and Route Description: This will be a 30 mile, level-terrain out-and-back ride We’ll head west this time (we’ve gone east the last two rides), going out Van Giesen to West Richland where we’ll go to the end of Harrington Road via the canal on the north side. We should have spring buds on the trees along the canal and hopefully water in the canals themselves, all of which could lead to a very pretty ride. It's perfectly flat and ideal for a first spring ride. We’ll have the option of stopping for coffee or refreshments in West Richland on the way back. Those who continue without the coffee break should be back at the Community Center before 1PM. Should be perfect to get some exercise, meet other cyclists, socialize and for novice cyclists and families to learn from the experience of others.
Additional Comments: Future Third Sunday Rides will include Sacajawea Park, Benton City or LIGO. We hope to have a ‘sweep’ (a rider to help stragglers) on all of these rides. Please contact Carl or Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can lead or help with these rides.
'Third Sunday of the Month Ride', for March 16, 2014
The National Weather Service reported steady winds of 20 mph with gusts of 30mph during our second ‘Third Sunday of the Month’ local ride. Despite these conditions, four TCBC riders made their way from the Richland Community Center, out to the Cable Bridge and returned through Columbia Park. The winds were from the south and most of the ride was east-west so riding across the Cable Bridge from Pasco to Kennewick was quite interesting.
A surprising amount of wildlife was seen for such a windy day. As the group headed east we saw Lesser Scaup, Goldeneyes and Buffleheads along the Pasco side of the Columbia River. One Horned Grebe was seen near Bateman Island and five deer were seen scampering away from the bike path along the Yakima River Bridge as riders made their way back to the Community Center. All in all, it was a windy but fun ride.