Jedermann Gran Fondo, July 19: Third annual timed recreational ride — 30, 66 or 112 miles – based out of Cheney, organized by Emde Sports. Supported, cool finisher medals, post ride BBQ and beer garden. $25-$80, see early discounts.
50 Miles at the Pass, July 20: Fourth annual mountain biking event at 4th of July Pass east of Coeur d’Alene. Gran Fondo format, a timed recreational ride, includes routes of 10, 17, 35 and 50 miles with more single track, less climbing than last year. Benefits Lake City Trailbuilder’s Association. Post ride BBQ. Info: (208) 667-8969.
Blue Goose Family Fun Bike Ride, July 26: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with a family-friendly 10.5-mile ride on packed, graded dirt roads. Start anytime after 8:30 a.m. to finish by noon, when prize drawings will start at headquarters. Anniversary cake and bluegrass music. Free. Info: (509) 684-8384.
Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration, July 27: Ride 10-, 25- or 50-mile routes based from Mirabeau Meadows Park in Spokane Valley, with food stops sponsored by ValleyFest organizers. $15, $30 for family.
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