Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vista Field in Kennewick will be the host site for a FREE family-friendly e-bike expo. The expo offers a chance to comparison shop, learn about rules, regulations, and the various classifications of e-bikes from industry experts. You will learn more about how to be a responsible E-Bike rider. You will also have a chance to register your bike for free as part of a stolen bike recovery system. Local vendors will offer bikes for sale and provide demonstration models so people can ride different e-bikes in a closed loop on site.
Food vendors include Rollin Ice Cream, Tumbleweeds Food Truck, Kettle Corn Factory, and Doggie Style Gourmet. Benton Franklin Health District is sponsoring a “Traffic Garden” to help young riders learn bike safety with riding tips and a kid-safe “practice route,” and free children’s helmets (while supplies last). Ben Franklin Transit will have a bus on display to showcase their improved bike racks, larger wheel receivers and easier loading. Guest speakers, and coupons for professional coaching will also be available.
A valid driver’s license/identification is required for e-bike demos, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own bicycle helmet. In addition, participating minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The E-Bike Expo will take place at Vista Field, 6600 West Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick, Washington near the intersection of Crosswind Boulevard and West Deschutes Avenue. Event parking is FREE and best accessed from West Deschutes Avenue.
Port of Kennewick, which owns Vista Field, is organizing the event in partnership with Bike Tri-Cities, Cora’s Bike Shop, Greenies, Pedego Electric Bikes, Scott Cycle & Sports, TREK, Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop, The League of American Bicyclists, Inland Empire Century Ride/Kiwanis, Ben Franklin Transit, Benton-Franklin Council of Governments, Benton County, Benton Franklin Health District, and Kennewick Police Department.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.