Kennewick Washington, Group Health Inland Empire Century25, 50, 75, 100 Mile Bike Rides
Ride the rivers and wheat fields of Eastern Washington with this year's Group Health Inland Empire Century. Happening on May 10, the routes skirt both the Columbia and Yakima Rivers going through the parks and over the bridges and then taking the return route via the Horse Heaven Hills.

You can choose from 25 miles to more challenging 50, 75 or 100 miles tours showcasing the scenic beauty of the Lower Yakima/Columbia River valley. Get mesmerized with the river valley's vineyards, wheat fields and fruit orchards.

Details of the Tri Cities Bike Ride Routes
From Columbia Park riders will go east through Kennewick, across the Columbia to Pasco, then cross again to Richland, while other rides go on to Benton City. If you will opt for the 50 mile ride it returns from Bdenton City to Richland while both the 75 and 100 mile ride climb Webber Canyon Road to the green rolling wheat fields of the Horse Heaven Hills.

Before riders descend the wheat fields just above Prosser, enjoy the breathtaking view of the entire lower Yakima River Valley. After which the route travels westward to the outskirts of Prosser and back. Return trip is via the Old Inland Empire Highway to Benton City and join the 50 mile route back to Richland.

Registration Details
Interested parties may pre-register online or between 6:30 am & 9:00 am the day of the event at Kiwanis building in Columbia Park, 6007 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick, WA. Prices follow: 12 and under free if riding with registered adult; 13-17 years $10; Adults $25 for 25 mile ride or $50 for 50/75/100 mile ride.

All riders must wear an ANSI, Snell or CPSC-approved bicycling helmet while riding the Inland Empire Century. For Registration questions email: For General questions email:

Visit for online registration.

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