Note: the application/approval is pending for this permanent. This is the permanent version of the first loop of the DRR Loopy 600.
This route is 237km which features a ridge-road from Pasco to Kahlotus Washington. After Kahlotus, the route goes to Kahlotus to Connell, and then to Othello. A plateau is featured from Othello to Basin City - then a run south through the agricultural lands in Eastern Washington.
Warning: there isn't a good water stop until Connell. So, the first ~70 miles require provisioning on the bike.
Ride start/end: intersection of Leslie and Gage Blvd in Richland, WA
The route is shown here.
Elevation gain/loss: 1295m/4250ft