Dates: February 16th and March 16th, 2014
Start Time: Meet between 9:30AM and 10:00 AM. Hit the road at 10:00AM.
Start Location: In front of the Richland Community Center
Approximate Return Time: around noon.
Ride Leader: Carl Berkowitz, CDBerkowitz@charter.net, cell 509-438-5659
Overview: This will be a 20 mile, level-terrain loop ride along the Pasco and Kennewick sides of the Columbia River. Riders are invited to join us anywhere along the way and to then finish the loop on their own; we’ll be at the Pasco side of the Cable Bridge by about 10:45AM and at Wye Park about half an hour later. These rides should be perfect to get some exercise, meet other cyclists, socialize and for novice cyclists and families to learn from the experience of others.
Route Description: From the RCC we will take Bradley Blvd to Columbia Point Dr. and then head east over the I-182 Bridge to West Court Street where we will access the Sacajawea Heritage Trail, just east of Road 100. From here, we’ll follow the trail east to the Blue Bridge into Columbia Park, and take the bike path to the west end of the park, returning to the Community Center sometime close to noon. In the TCBC tradition, we’ll look for a coffee shop or restaurant afterwards. A map showing approximate mile-markers from the RCC is shown below; a scalable version can be found at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6188670.
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 if you can lead or help with these rides.