Stories tagged: bicycling
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Tour de Lentil provides challenging ride through the Palouse
Cycling on the Palouse can feel a little like an epic adventure at sea. Giant, wheat-covered hillsides meet the skyline, looking like golden oceanic swells. You chug upward, cresting that …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Beartooth Highway leads skier, cyclist to Wild West outdoor adventure
Should I ride or ski? Why not do both. That was my conclusion during a visit earlier this season to the fabled Beartooth Highway, America’s most beautiful high-elevation road.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
July a hot month for bicycling events
June is a tough act to follow for organizers of bicycling events in the Northwest, while July delivers some of the most popular rides of the year – so popular, …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
John Wayne rail-trail bike trip delightfully uncrowded
While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Electric Fat Bike offers a powerful ride
Fat tires and a motor make a new bike a veritable monster truck. The Electric Fat Bike, sold by Defiant Bicycles, is a niche offering that rides faster than anything …
Tue., June 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: New tool for biking after dark
It may look like a prop from a sci-fi flic. But the Lumos helmet is a new tool for bikers who find themselves out after dark.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle
Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Spring weather brings on bicycling events
Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Canada’s lesser-known national parks good bet during 150th anniversary
It’s Canada’s turn to celebrate its national parks. As part of Canada 150 – the country’s sesquicentennial – admission is free in all national parks. For Americans, a car-camping trip …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Out & About: Bikers to kick off May events with pancakes
OUTPEDAL – Since 2011, Spokane has celebrated May as the perfect month for cycling, with Bike to Work Week. This year, the celebration is being renamed and extended to cover …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Basic bike tune-up brings clunker to life
I’m glad there are no potholes in Spokane, because springtime is here again and it’s time to break out my bike and go for a ride. I have a cool …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Measuring motion for cyclists
A drone hovers, filming the action. Cyclists race past, rocketing around a giant track. It’s a Thursday night in Los Angeles, and I’ve been invited to witness a product purported …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field Reports: Montana lawmaker’s ‘joke’ targets touring bicyclists
A Montana lawmaker is being criticized for inflicting his disdain for bicyclists on a bill tackling the serious issue of aquatic invasive species that have been detected in Montana waters.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Bikes 2017: April events waken the masses to a new bicycling season
The bicycling season in the Inland Northwest kicks off in a big way in April. Hard-core road bikers already have hundreds of miles on their legs by this time, sometimes …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
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. …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Priest Lake State Park cabins well located bargain for winter sports enthusiasts
On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits
Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Plan now for summer recreation permits, reservations
Some of the most coveted summer outdoor adventures and camping opportunities across the USA and Canada need to be planned in the chill of winter. The first wave of Pacific …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dedicated cyclist gears up to coast through winter
Winter isn’t an offseason for dedicated bicyclists. While recreational riders might be training for spring indoors on rollers, delivery and messenger service riders are still finding two wheels the most …
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:30 a.m.
Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle
Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
New Zealanders join Lance Armstrong in early morning ride
Several hundred cyclists turned out Tuesday for an early morning ride with Lance Armstrong, who is in New Zealand to film a commercial for a local brewery.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Field reports: Ferry County trail on governor’s radar
Another segment of the Ferry County Rail Trail was smoothe-surfaced last month, bringing the improved sections along Curlew Lake and the Kettle River north of Curlew to 12.5 miles.
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Lezyne Pressure Drive gets bikers pumped up
Air in the tires keeps you rolling down the road. But how it gets there, and how fast you can fix a flat, is a key concern for riders on …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut
WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling
Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
The Gear Junkie: NiteRider Sentinel 40 adds to biking safety at night
Biking after dark should not be taken lightly. But with the right gear night rides are manageable and mostly safe.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 a.m.
John Wayne Pioneer Trail plan has support from across the state
The Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail was organized in 2016 shortly after the 2015 Washington Legislature nearly gave the rail trail away to adjacent East Side landowners.