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UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Bike Swap shoppers find cheap gear, museum-quality and failed bike-share bikes

Tim Lacey wheeled his newly bought red 1973 Raleigh Olympian bike out of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the hosting grounds for the eighth annual Spokane Bike Swap …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

They came, they sawed, they conquered winter blues at outdoors expo

At the annual Great Outdoors & Bike Expo, people from across the Spokane area who have been cooped up inside all winter had a chance to try their favorite outdoor …


Then and Now: Spokane’s first auto mechanic

George Ethan Bartoo was one Spokane’s first mechanics and car dealers. As a young man in the 1880s in Indiana, he and a friend built a simple steam-powered cart which …


University of Idaho puts new Spin on campus

Starting next month, University of Idaho students, faculty and staff will be able to cruise through campus without using their own car or bicycle.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

LeMond, Holocaust survivors ride to celebrate Jewish life

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond, two Holocaust survivors and dozens of others took part in a symbolic ride from Auschwitz-Birkenau to a Jewish cultural center in Poland to …


Get free coffee, pizza and swag during Spokane’s Bike to Work Week

Start with the pancakes and end with a beer. That’s right, Monday starts Bike to Work week.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 7:01 a.m.

Admit it, some Spokane cyclists are jerks

How are Spokane bike riders similar to the leadership of the National Rifle Association?


Travel on muddy trails can lead to long term damage

Traveling on muddy trails by bike, foot or horseback, can cause long term trail damage.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Getting there: Cyclists share the road

A few misconceptions about cycling: Bikes are guests on streets, which are for cars, and they should move out of the way of vehicles. Cyclists don’t pay gas taxes or …


In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites

Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.


Touring Iowa by bicycle – the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa

Time stood still. Mile after mile of scorching highway, filled with bicyclists, heads down, grinding away amid the shimmering heat waves. Fun was long gone, burned away by relentless sun …


Guerrilla bike lane appears in Spokane

City officials aren’t too concerned about the rogue paint job, but it seems unlikely to remain.


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.

Bike sharing set to return to Seattle

Two private bike-share companies will likely soon have 1,000 shareable bikes on Seattle streets.


Longtime Spokane bike shop franchise changes hands

A bicycle sales franchise that began in Spokane 45 years ago has been sold to three local business partners.


Out & About: Spokane Bike Swap boosts Centennial Trail

It’s prime time to sell or buy to downsize or expand and upgrade your bicycle fleet at the annual Spokane Bike Swap & Expo set for Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. …


Front and Center: Steven Forsness steers obsession into a business of painting bicycles

People bring their bicycles to Steve Forsness for a personal touch, and he delivers with custom paint jobs on everything from BMX racers to high-end carbon fiber triathlon bikes.


Cities must make roads safe for bicycles, appeals court rules

A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.


South Hill welcomes hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts at annual Summer Parkways event

Hundreds of eager bikers, health enthusiasts and young entrepreneurs flooded the South Hill’s Manito and Comstock neighborhoods for an evening of recreation and games.


Seattle launches campaign to get more users for bike share

The city of Seattle has launched a campaign to encourage people to sign up for the now city-owned Pronto bike-share system, but city employees might not have seen the fliers.


Mosaic Community shop a worthy home for the bicycles that made memories

Mosaic Community Bike Shop is a place that demonstrates Christian principles while helping the disadvantaged learn marketable skills. It’s a worthy new home for the Clark family’s bicycle fleet.


Elevated bike lane collapses in Brazil’s Olympic city, at least 2 die

An oceanfront stretch of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday when it was hit by a strong wave, killing at least two people, …


SpokeFest participants celebrate improvements in Spokane’s biking amenities

SpokeFest speaks to the state of bicycling in Spokane, and the energy and camaraderie on display Sunday for the eighth year of the event was a strong indication that the …


Work will finish downtown bicycle lane loop

There is a place in downtown Spokane where the bike lane ends. It’s at Main Avenue and Howard Street, and it’s not the greatest transaction for cyclists. When the light …


Spokane’s online bike registry pays first dividend

For the first time, Spokane’s online bicycle registry has been used to reunite a bike with its owner. An employee at Manito Park found a bike Monday and contacted the …


Artist-engineers put creativity on parade at Kinetic Fest

The mighty wheel, ingenuity and whimsy came together Sunday in an eclectic celebration in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone development. Kinetic Fest challenged creative types to assemble human-powered vehicles for a parade …


Tour Deshais: Water, water everywhere, and only 8 liters to drink

IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.


Tour Deshais: Reporter begins bike ride across Washington

ROCKPORT, Wash. – That didn’t take long. About 7 miles after I pulled away from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, I met Kris Lytton, a legislator in the state House who …


Surrounded by utopia, anxieties fade on Day One across Washington’s new bike highway

On day one of his 416-mile journey across U.S. Bicycle Route 10, The Spokesman-Review’s Nicholas Deshais works out his anxieties and enjoys the view.


Numerous summer bicycle events set for across the region

June opens the spigot on organized summer bicycling, with roughly 25 events scheduled across the region. This is Bike to Work Month in Coeur d’Alene and the Skeeter Skoot bicycle …


Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners

Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled …