Ride with a Ranger
April 1, 2023
Check-In at 8:30am * Ride Leaves at 9am
Join Bike Tri-Cities, together with Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the REACH Museum, and REI for a family friendly interpretive bike ride along the Columbia River from Columbia Point Marina Park to the REACH Museum.
Participants will join National Park Service Rangers and REACH Museum staff on an 8-mile round trip ride from Columbia Point Marina Park along the Sacajawea Heritage Trail. There will be two stops along the route for presentations on the way to the REACH Museum. At the REACH Museum, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities, walk the Energy Northwest Animal Trail, and explore indoor museum exhibits.
This event is FREE for registered participants. Bike Tri-Cities paid for museum admission for registrants. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to participate in this event. Event registration opens on March 15th and closes on March 31st at 6 pm. "Walk up" participation is not allowed.
The bike ride will arrive at the REACH Museum by 10:00 am. Participants will have one hour at the REACH Museum. At 11:00 am, participants will have the option to ride back to the start of the route with the rangers or return to Columbia Point Marina Park on their own at any time. Transportation back to the starting point will not be provided.
At check-in, participants will be given tickets to the REACH Museum good for the entire day.
Participants can register and manage their registration on the Bike Tri-Cities website at Ride with a Ranger Registration. (Registration opens March 15th.) Each participant over the age of 5 must register individually. If you register, and are no longer able to participate, please cancel your registration to allow others to participate.
Groups are limited to 8 participants to ensure many individuals and families can participate. If you have a larger group that would like to register, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants must provide their own bike, helmet, and any additional gear needed including child carriers.
Several days before the ride, a basic maintenance check is recommended to make sure bikes are ready for the ride. Check the brakes, tires, tire pressure, and lube the chain. REI staff will be available before the ride to help with any minor bike maintenance needs.
To ensure the safety of all participants, riders will:
*Wear a helmet. Helmets are required for any riders under the age of 18.
*Register with a friend. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
*Be able to go the distance and keep pace with the group. Children must be able to ride 8 miles independently or be in a carrier. (we recommend age 7 and up. If younger, we suggest a trailer or a tagalong.)
*Be prepared to be outside for several hours and dress appropriately for the weather. Close-toed shoes, long pants, jacket, and gloves as appropriate for the weather are recommended.
*Bring water and snacks to make sure you have enough energy to complete the ride. Food is not provided or available for purchase during the event.
This bike ride may be cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19, weather, and/or other unforeseen events that may impact the health and safety of participants. We will do our best to mitigate safety concerns, but we may choose to cancel if the concerns warrant such action. Participants will be notified as soon as possible if the event is cancelled.