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Bicycle tour planned for Renton, Kent

A free Earthworks Tour Inaugural Bicycle Ride is Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the Herbert Bayer Earthworks Park at Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park in Kent.

The park in Kent is at the base of Scenic Hill at 742 E. Titus St. The Renton Municipal Arts Commission has partnered with the Kent Arts Commission to host the ride.

The bicycle tour connects the Herbert Bayer Earthwork (Kent), the Robert Morris Earthwork (SeaTac), the Green River Natural Resources Area, and Lorna Jordan’s Waterworks Garden (Renton).

Artist Lorna Jordan will be at the Waterworks Garden site in Renton 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to provide guided tours of her work.

Bicyclists are encouraged to register for the half-day ride through the Green River Valley by visiting www.KentArts.org/earthworks. Following the Inaugural Ride on June 2, the Earthworks Tour will be a permanent bicycle route and remain open to the public for self-guided tours.

The ride on paved roads or trails offers three routes for different riding abilities. The “Easy Ride,” recommended for families, is a 12-mile, flat ride to the Green River Natural Resources Area and back. The “Intermediate Loop” is a 20-mile ride that takes riders through the Green River Natural Resources Area and out to Lorna Jordan’s Waterworks Garden. It is also mostly flat with a single, long incline approaching Waterworks Gardens. The “Advanced Ride” follows the 20-mile route but includes a steep climb up to the Robert Morris Earthwork that adds three miles.

 

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