Motorcyclists looking to brush up on their crime-solving skills while taking in a scenic ride from the Tri-Cities to Pendleton can participate in an annual Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers fundraiser next weekend.
The "Who Done It?" ride starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at Full Throttle, 135 Vista Way, in Kennewick.
This year's ride is 160 miles and will include stops at Hat Rock State Park along the Columbia River in Oregon, then on to the Wildhorse Casino in Pendleton. The route takes riders back to Stateline Road, through Touchet and then to Jack-son's Sports Bar in Kennewick for lunch.
"It's all back roads. All good roads," said Mike Blatman, the law enforcement coordinator for Crime Stoppers. "Rather than the standard poker run, we have an unsolved crime that people will get information on when they check in. Then they will get Crime Stoppers tips and information on the crime scene and suspects at each stop."
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Riders will have to figure out who committed the crime and turn in their guess at the last stop. Those with the correct answer will get their name put into a drawing for the grand prize, a three-day advanced motorcycle training class from MotorTraining 911, valued at $750, and a $500 gift certificate from Full Throttle.
"Probably about 50 percent of the people get the right answer," Blatman said. "It's fun stuff. Nothing serious. This year's story is about a cooking show and there's four to five suspects who all have strange names. It's all light-hearted."
It costs $25 to register the motorcycle driver for the ride and $15 for passengers.
Riders also can buy Bug Run stickers for $5 a sticker. At the end of the ride, a designated person will count the bug splats on the stickers. The person with the most bug splats gets half of the entry fees collected.
All the money raised by the "Who Done It?" ride goes to Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers and helps with the rewards fund.
Crime Stoppers, a nonprofit organization, offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that results in the arrest of suspects wanted for felony crimes or information that helps solve a felony crime.
For more information, or to register, go to www.tricitiescrimestoppers.org or call Blatman at 582-1351. Registration also can be done in person at Full Throttle, 135 Vista Way, Kennewick.