TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

SpokeFest among bounty of September cycling events

CYCLING -- SpokeFest, one of the region's premier bicycling events with courses for every ability level based out of Spokane, is coming up Sept. 7 Register before Sept. 1 to avoid late fees and enter a drawing for a free bike from REI or a...

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

Huge variety of bicycling events coming up

CYCLING -- Whether you want to stay close to Spokane or travel across borders to new terrain, August and September offer a huge assortment of organized bicycling events to pique your interest in pedaling. Of note coming up: Tour de Lentil metric century, Aug. 23:...

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

Sign-up for SpokeFest now for chance to win bike

BICYCLING -- The annual SpokeFest event, with bike rides and activities for the whole family based out of Spokane's Riverfront Park and into Riverside State Park, isn't until Sept. 7. But if you register before Monday, June 30, your name will be entered in drawing...

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014

Mountain bikers conquer 24-Hour course mostly unscathed

BICYCLING -- Riverside State Park was bustling with bicycles over the holiday weekend for the annual 24 Hours Round the Clock Mountain Bike Race. The event attracted 720 riders including 123 teams and 34 solos, plus a big crowd of supporters camped out for the...

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

Rider takes bicycling to incredible heights

BICYCLING -- So you think you know how to ride a bicycle? Think again. Be sure to watch this Martyn Ashton film to the end to see some of what it takes to be this good. Meanwhile, you don't have to be this good to...

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Cyclists can help Spokane plan transportation routes

CYCLING -- The City of Spokane is asking citizens, including cyclists, to share what they know about getting around town in a way that may be used for improving the area's transportation. A new online mapping tool will help with data for an update to...

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

TransAm bicycle touring rides in the family

CYCLING -- Pedaling a bicycle across the United States is the equivalent of a graduate degree in American Studies, only you'll be in better shape than when you started. I made the journey in 1976 betwixt college and career (left), and on Monday my daughter,...

MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Oregon a mecca for bicyclists

BICYCLING -- Already the only state in the nation with a Scenic Bikeways program, Oregon continues to prove why it’s a top cycling destination with new developments that make it easier to explore the state on two wheels. Whether it’s car-free biking around the deepest...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

SpokeFest early registration ends Saturday

BICYCLING -- Time's running out to register for Spokane's premier bicycling event. SpokeFest isn't until Sept. 8, but early registration ends Saturday, Aug. 31, so sign up today to get your name in a drawing for gear. Choose from four rides ranging from a fun-filled...

SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013

September is huge month for bicycling events

BICYCLING – September is jam-packed with cycling events, including some of the best of the season, such as the Great Northwest Fall Tour next Sunday out of Newport, SpokeFest in Spokane on Sept. 8, the Kootenai River Ride Sept. 14 out of Bonners Ferry, ValleyFest...

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2013

August features bicycling events, but September is top month

BICYCLING -- Hundreds of cyclists are resting their legs this week after Saturday’s Eight Lakes Leg Aches ride west of Spokane. But there’s plenty of events remaining in August, such as: Le Tour de Koocanusa on Aug. 10 out of Libby, Tour de Lentil metric...


Free breakfast to kick off Bike to Work Week

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...


Helena has attractions for mountain bikers

CYCLING -- Montana's capital city is cashing in on it's surrounding wildness to create attractions for mountain bikers. The Helena National Forest and South Hills Trail System reaches into Helena with a trailhead in the city limits. The South Hills Trail System is an extensive...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

Cyclists revive criterium race in downtown; set for Sept. 8

CYCLING -- The Lilac City Twilight Criterium will debut on Sept. 8 to take over a few downtown streets with exciting tight-group racing -- and six tight corners -- from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. The event, which tests riders skills at high-speed cornering in...

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