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Join us for an afternoon exploring the stunning Yakima River Canyon. Ride past basalt cliffs and up and over rolling hills as you take in the grandeur of Washington’s first scenic byway. And along the way stop and visit local wineries at your leisure. It’ll be an afternoon of panoramic vistas, great drink and food.
Cycling in the Yakima River Canyon & Ellensburg
All levels are welcome. Choose your route and how much time you want to spend cycling and wine tasting. Then the entire group will reconvene for dinner at Helen McCabe Park. All rides start at the park. Check out these maps for more details on routes.
4 miles To Ellensburg Canyon Winery for a wine tasting
7 miles To Thrall & Dodge Winery – a grape”crushing” & wine tasting
12 miles For the Orchard Road ride
20 miles Red’s Fly Shop (fly-fishing demo!) and Canyon River Ranch
2:00 – 3:00 Cyclist registration at Helen McCabe Park*
2:00 – 4:00 Cycling and winery activities
4:00 – 5:00 Beer & Wine Social – Non-bikers please arrive at 4PM
5:00 – 5:30 Short program: Brian White, WSDOT | Nick Zentner (Geology of the Canyon) | Gene Duvernoy & Jill Scheffer of Forterra
5:30 – 6:30 Dinner at Helen McCabe Park
6:30 – 7:00 Winding down enjoy the park
*Ride/start time will vary depending on the route chosen. Please park your vehicle at the Helen McCabe.
Make it a weekend
Hampton Inn has rooms available from $149
Comfort Inn has rooms available from $125
Nites Inn has rooms available from $60