Stories tagged: bicycles
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2016
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016, 11:02 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 10:04 P.M.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 8:14 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 12:17 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 10:56 A.M.
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, …
MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2015
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 …
MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
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 …
MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015
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 …
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015, 7:45 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
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 …
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2015
Gear Junkie: Blaze Laserlight is a novel idea that needs refinement
A green laser beam shoots from my bike handlebars. It hits the pavement, refracting into a shape with two wheels and a frame. London-based Blaze is a bike-light company trying …
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Spokane City Council approves buying land for bridge
Supporters call it iconic and necessary, detractors use terms unfit for print, but the University District bicycle and pedestrian bridge inched closer to construction Monday as the Spokane City Council …
TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014
Cities look at making Seltice Way safer for cyclists, pedestrians
Seltice Way is a fast-moving and increasingly busy street linking Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. It also serves as a handy detour when Interstate 90 gets gummed up. If you’re …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2014
Spokane maintains bronze rating for bike-friendliness
When it comes to commuting on two wheels, Spokane is no Portland or Minneapolis, but it has maintained its status among their vaunted ranks. The city announced Tuesday that it …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014
Kidical Mass ends season with final bike ride
About two dozen kids and their parents gathered for the last Kidical Mass bike ride of the season early Thursday evening, setting off on a 2.7-mile ride on city streets …
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
Liberty Lake police plan to donate bicycles in evidence room
The found bicycles are beginning to crowd the Liberty Lake Police Department’s evidence room, and plans are underway to donate the bikes to a nonprofit organization. Some are missing seats …
THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013
Pedals2People to give bikes to kids
The idea of Santa riding a bicycle – and pulling a trailer filled with bicyles to giveaway – sounded pretty cool to the people at Pedals2People. So they decided to …
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013
Jesuit volunteer dies on bike ride
Eunjey Cho, 25, had traveled the world before he arrived in Spokane as a volunteer for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest in 2012. After serving here for a year, he set …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29, 2013
Gage Stromberg: Car culture can’t rule the road
The Washington state Senate’s statewide “Listening Tour” to gather citizen input on our transportation system stops off in Spokane on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Central …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2013
Gear Junkie: Cogburn bike gives hunters new method of transportation
The bike industry rarely breaches into the hunting world. But this week a brand announced a bike made for bow and rifle hunters who want to roll through the woods. …
MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013
SpokeFest draws cyclists from miles around
If kids today are afflicted by inactivity, there was no evidence of that Sunday at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Tots, tweens and teens were well-represented at SpokeFest, the cycling celebration that …
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013, 6:09 A.M.
Route of the Hiawatha a local treat for visitors
When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few days recently – an active couple on their summer vacation – the Route of the Hiawatha immediately came to mind for treating …
THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
Landers: Wolf chases Sandpoint cyclist on Alaska Highway
Growing up in the Yukon, Melanie Klassen had seen numerous bicycle tourists pedaling the Alaska Highway, but never one with a canine companion running behind him. “I thought it was …
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
Lilac City Twilight Criterium bike races return to downtown
Don’t try to talk to Spokane Rocket Velo President Alan Jacob on the day of the Lilac City Twilight Criterium. He’s got dozens of racing cyclists, nearly a mile of …
THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
Ditching patrol car removes a barrier, officers say
It’s Friday leading into Hoopfest and it’s the first really hot day of summer. Downtown sidewalks are full of basketball players and music is blaring from speakers on street corners. …