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Tour de Lentil

The 2018 Tour de Lentil has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return in 2019


Half Century and Century Ride 2018

Presented by the WSU Cycling Club 


The Tour de Lentil is a 50 km and 100 km bike ride (not a race) through the scenic Palouse.  Held in conjunction with the National Lentil Festival, the ride starts and finishes in Pullman, WA. Proceeds benefit the WSU Cycling Club.

Check out the Tour de Lentil Video


Date: August 18, 2018

Packet Pick-up:  August 17, 5:00pm - 8:00 pm at the Lentil Festival on Spring Street next to the Information Booth. If you cannot pick up your packet on Friday night, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your start time on Saturday to pick it up. Please Note: Only Friday packet pickup is at the Lentil Festival on Spring Street. Day-of registration is at the start location at the WSU Horticulture gardens at the east entrance to Lightly Student Services building on the WSU campus.

Start: WSU Horticulture Gardens at East entrance to Lighty Student Services Building

Finish:  We will be finishing the race at the Lentil Festival where you can enjoy great food, beer and live music! The ride will end at the city play fields where we will provided secure a bike corral for your convenience while you enjoy the festival. 


Start Times: 

100km  -  7:15 am briefing*

50km    -  7:30 am briefing*

Why so early? It's August in the Palouse, it can get hot, an early start means a cooler more enjoyable ride. Please line up at the start at the appointed time for final rider briefing. Ride will commence after briefing. Organizers reserve the right to delay the start of any group based on group size and safety or other reasons.


Registration Fees:

                                  Early registration*                   After 7/27/2018  

50km                                 $35                                       $45

100km                               $45                                       $55

*Early registration discount will be applied at checkout

Please note: On-site registration will be available at the start/finish location at the WSU Horticulture Gardens outside the Lighty Student Services building the morning of the ride. Please come 45 minutes early to make sure you have time to register and make the start. You may also register at packet pickup (see above) if you miss on-line registration.

Registration includes water and snacks at aid stations along the course and a post-race meal. Swag guaranteed with early registration. 




WSU Cycling reserves the right to change the course routes, departure time, and other details for safety or other reasons.

*We previously had advertised the shirt as "dry-fit" which is incorrect. They will be a 50/50 blend, which many past participants have requested to make the shirt more suitable for day-to-day wear. We're always open to feedback as to what kind of shirt you'd like for future years.

Course Maps

The 2018 50K Course:

Excellent for newer cyclists, or those who aren't quite ready for the longer routes.


The 2018 100K Course:

The original. This course will challenge most avid cyclists.

Tour de Lentil 100k Route on Strava



Ride Information:

  • Riders must be 18 years old minimum to participate 
  • This event is a ride, not a race.
  • All riders must wear helmets.
  • Listening to music with headphones/earbuds (iPods, mp3 players, smart-phones, etc....) is not permitted.
  • Use of aero-bars while riding in a group is discouraged.
  • This course follows city, state and county roads - riders must obey the rules of the road and yield to traffic.
  • The course will be marked with road markings and signs where appropriate.  Riders will be provided with directions as well. Those with GPS devices or GPS-enabled phones are encouraged to download the course route from the provided maps and use them on their device.
  • All riders will receive a bib number which they are required to wear (pin it on the back so you can unzip your jersey when you get hot), and all riders should return to the finish. This helps us make sure you get back safely.
  • The Tour de Lentil course is very hilly (and often windy) - it is best to prepare for a challenging ride.
  • Water and light snacks will be available approximately every 15-17 miles. Please bring multiple water bottles to stay hydrated. Electrolyte supplements and sunscreen are also a good idea.

About Washington Bikes:

Washington Bikes advocates for bicyclists and a bike-friendly Washington. They lobby in Olympia for more funding and better laws, give local advocates tools and information to work in their hometowns for better bicycling, and promote bike travel to help people explore every corner of the Evergreen State and grow local economies. Thanks in part to their work, Washington has been named the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America 8 years in a row.

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