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SpokeFest has incentive for early sign-up

Riders cross the Monroe Street Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, during the first ever SpokeFest Bike Ride. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Riders cross the Monroe Street Bridge on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, during the first ever SpokeFest Bike Ride. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

BICYCLING – The orgnaizers of SpokeFest, the annual September bicycle celebration that branches out from downtown Spokane, are offering an early sign-up incentive:

Register online by Saturday (June 30) and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two iPOD Nanos donated by Huppins or a Novara Corsa Comfort Bike from REI.

Choose from four different routes on Sept. 9:

  • 1 or 2.5-mile Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo,
  • 9-mile Spokane Falls Route,
  • 21–mile Classic River Route
  • 47-mile Four Mounds Route.

All of the rides and events start downtown and finish at the SpokeFair on the Post Street Bridge next to Riverfront Park.

Read on for more details.

Younger riders can register for the Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo, a 1-mile loop entirely within Riverfront Park or a 2.5-mile option along the Centennial trail. Neither route will cross or enter any streets. Volunteers will be spread along the route to watch and assist riders while they practice their bike skills, receive cinch sacks stuffed with goodies, and have a chance to win a new bike courtesy of REI.

SpokeFest was developed with the non-bicycle enthusiast in mind just as much as experienced cyclists. We welcome anyone interested in riding a bicycle and families going out on a group ride for the first time. The routes have been carefully chosen to be interesting, beautiful and challenging, but not so challenging that first-timers can’t make it.

Spokefest starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Post Street and Spokane Falls Blvd., in Riverfront Park.

The kids’ Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo begins at 10 am.

About SpokeFest Association

SpokeFest Association is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is the building of a healthier population and environment while promoting the beauty of Spokane through bicycling.




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