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Thu., May 9, 2013, 6:02 a.m.

Free breakfast to kick off Bike to Work Week

Barb Chamberlain doesn’t balk at riding her bike to work in her professional clothes – even when she’s wearing a skirt. (Jesse Tinsley)
Barb Chamberlain doesn’t balk at riding her bike to work in her professional clothes – even when she’s wearing a skirt. (Jesse Tinsley)

BICYCLING -- Bicycle commuting -- and all of its benefits in terms of health, environment and money savings -- will be celebrated in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene with activities during Bike to Work Week, May 13-18.

  • Pre-register to get the most out of each city's offerings.

Spokane's Bike to Work Week riders will kick off with what's become a traditional free pancake breakfast Monday (May 13) in Riverfront Park, 7 a.m. at  Riverfront Park.  Riders can log their mileage online for neat comparisons, enjoy "energizer stations" supported by local businesses on Wednesday (May 15), and enjoy a wrap-up celebration with prizes and refreshments at NoLi Brewery on Friday (May 17).

Coeur d'Alene's Bike to Work Week starts with a kickk-off ride from Silver Lake Mall to the Coeur d'Alene Library for coffee and doughnuts.

Read on for other events through the week in Coeur d'Alene including safety classes, moonlight ride, movies, beer tasging, repair clinic, scavenger hunt and more.

Coeur d'Alene's Bike to Work Week:

Monday, May 13th:  Kick-off Ride: Opening day ride with area bicycle enthusiasts & commuters. 7:30 a.m. start from Silver Lake Mall, in front of the new Sports Authority, to the Coeur d’Alene Library for coffee and doughnuts. 

Tuesday, May 14th: Bike Safety Class: Come and learn the safe and proper way to operate your bicycle at Coeur d’Alene Fire Station # 3, located at 1500 N 15th Street near Cherry Hill Park from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15th:   Moonlight Ride: Starts at 9 p.m. at Vertical Earth in Riverstone and follows the Centennial Trail out to Higgins Point and ends back at Moontime…HEADLIGHTS REQUIRED.

Thursday, May 16th: Beer Tasting & A Movie: Pilgrims Market is hosting the movie “Klunkerz: A Film about Mountain Bikes” at 6:00 p.m., preceded by beer & wine tasting at 5:30 p.m.

                 * Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Clinic also starts at 5:30 pm.

Saturday, May 18th:  Roots Pursuit: This event is a bicycle scavenger hunt-type event in which participants will bike to various parks and gather points to win prizes. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Garden (SE corner of 10th and Foster). 

Saturday, May 18th:  Corporate Challenge Recognition Ceremonies: The awards ceremony and raffle drawings start at 12:00 Noon in the Community Garden (SE corner of 10th and Foster).  Bring your bike helmet & enter raffle prize giveaways.   

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For more information on how you or your business can be involved with Bike to Work Week 2013, please contact Monte McCully at (208) 292-5766.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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