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Ride with a Ranger

Ride with a Ranger

Leslie Groves Park to REACH Museum

April 13, 2024

Check-In at 9:30am | Ride Leaves at 10am

Join Bike Tri-Cities, together with Manhattan Project National Historical Park and the REACH Museum for an interpretive bike ride along the Columbia River from Leslie Groves Park to the REACH Museum.

Participants will join National Park Service Rangers and REACH Museum staff on a 17-mile round trip ride from Leslie Groves Park along the Sacajawea Heritage Trail, on city streets through the Richland Parkway, and then continuing along the river to the REACH museum. 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, attend programs about the Manhattan Project and local plants and animals, 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 25th and closes on April 11th at 6 pm. "Walk up" participation is not allowed.

The bike ride will arrive at the REACH Museum by approximately 11:15 am. Participants will have one hour at the REACH Museum. At 12:15 pm, participants will have the option to ride back to the start of the route with the rangers or return to Leslie Groves 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 25th.) Each participant must register individually. If you register, and are no longer able to participate, please cancel your registration to allow others to participate.  The suggested minimum age for this ride is 15 years old unless riding in a trailer or a tagalong.

Group Size

Groups are limited to 8 participants to ensure many people can participate. If you have a larger group that would like to register, please send your request to mapr_information@nps.gov.


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. 


To ensure the safety of all participants, riders will:

*Wear a helmet. Helmets are required.

*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 8 and older, or in a tagalong or trailer if younger.

*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.

Event Info/Registration:

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Event Cancellation

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.

Safety is paramount when riding on city streets, and having knowledge of the rules of the road is essential for all riders.

Here are some important points to consider:

1. Follow Traffic Laws: Just like any other vehicle on the road, cyclists must obey traffic signals, signs, and lane markings. This includes stopping at stop signs and red lights, yielding to pedestrians, and signaling turns.

2. Ride Predictably: Avoid sudden movements or weaving in and out of traffic. Maintain a straight line while riding and use hand signals to indicate turns or lane changes.

3. Stay Visible: Wear bright or reflective clothing. Equip your bike with lights and reflectors to increase visibility to motorists and pedestrians.

4. Watch for Hazards: Be aware of road conditions such as potholes, debris, or slippery surfaces. Anticipate potential hazards and adjust your speed and position accordingly.

5. Stay Alert: Keep your eyes and ears open for traffic around you. Avoid distractions such as using headphones or mobile devices while riding.

6. Use Bike Lanes When Available: Whenever possible, ride in designated bike lanes or on streets with wide shoulders to separate yourself from vehicular traffic.

7. Be Respectful: Share the road with other users, including pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Give them ample space and communicate your intentions clearly.

8. Wear Safety Gear: Always wear a properly fitting helmet to protect yourself in case of a fall or collision.

9. Ride Defensively: Assume that other road users may not see you and be prepared to react to unexpected situations.

Bike Tri-Cities

3213 W 19th Ave

Kennewick, WA 99337

email: BiketheTri@gmail.com

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