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Join us May 10, 2014 on a great ride, the Group Health Inland Empire Century (IEC). Routes showcase the Columbia and Yakima rivers — through parks and over bridges — join a new route in the Horse Heaven Hills. Ride options are from an easy 25 miles to challenging 50, 75 or 100 mile tours. All routes showcase the scenic beauty of the lower Columbia River and Yakima valleys with their vineyards, wheat fields and fruit orchards.
$5 additional for all categories registering after April 12, 2014
This is the 35nd Inland Empire Century and the 10th sponsored by Group Health. The IEC is the largest regularly scheduled road cycling event in the Mid-Columbia. This is a fully supported century with food, rest stops, route map, and sag support.
Helmets are required! Remember your patch kit and tire pump. Be prepared for cool or hot weather. Have layered clothing for cool weather, extra water and sunscreen for hot weather.
25 Miles: Tour the Columbia River and Yakima River delta on a loop throughthree riverside parks.
50 Miles: Loop the parks then continue to the Benton City rest stop, returningalong the Yakima River.
75 Miles: Same as Century without the initial park loop.
100 Miles: Loop the parks then continue to Benton City rest stop. Climb WebberCanyon, then on to Prosser and return on the Old Inland Empire Highway.
SUPPORT: Inland Empire Century volunteers will be on the route manning reststops and providing sag support. Sag drivers will have essential parts (tires,tubes, patches).
REGISTRATION: Register early. Go to www.active.com orwww.inlandempirecentury.org or send in the attached registration form. Register early (by April 12) to ensure you receive a 2014 Inland Empire Century t-shirt in your desired size when youcheck in.
ADVANCE PACKET PICK UP: Packets may be picked up Friday evening,May 9 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Camp Kiwanis located at 6007 Columbia Trail, Kennewick, inside Columbia Park.
START LINE OPENS: 6:30 a.m. and closes at 9:00 a.m. Riders starting earlieror later may encounter closed rest stops or lack of sag support.
REST STOPS: Enjoy a refreshing snack at any of the four rest stops along theColumbia River, in the Horse Heaven Hills, Benton City, and Prosser.
FINISH LINE will be staffed all day.
$50.00 adults 50 - 100 miles,$35 adults 25 miles, $10 under 18, free for riders under 13 accompanied by registered adult