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Downtown loop adds bikes to flow

Sara Stime bikes to work every now and again. A couple of days a week, she throws her bike in her car and drives down Sunset Hill to Browne’s Addition, …


Out & About: Woman soloing 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail

OUTGOING – Sage Clegg, 33, is trying to be first to bag the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail. Clegg ranks among the fastest female ultralight backpackers.


Gear Junkie: Bicycle bottle, holder drawn together

Bike bottles and the cages that hold them onto a frame have remained mostly unchanged for decades. A new option uses magnets for easier access to water as you ride. …


Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows

OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …


Busy summer set for cyclists

With memories fading of cold spring rains, bicyclists have little to dampen their spirits for a plethora of organized cycling events scheduled throughout the summer. The list includes low-key local …


Spring prime time for bicycling Yellowstone Park

The sounds were few but defining: the steady crunching of fine black pumice crushed beneath bike tires, the patter of rain pelting helmet and jacket, labored breaths exhaled in plumes, …


Out & About: Region’s anglers cash in on casts

OUTPROFIT – Why should a fisherman work when there are so many opportunities to angle for dollars? Among them: • Mack Days, March 15-May 19 at Flathead Lake, with up …


Local trail angels: Vic and Robbi Castleberry

Vic and Robbi Castleberry have been stalwarts of Spokane land and river conservation for a half a century. Perhaps none of their causes stands so tall for the public as …


San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s

Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …


Out & About: Spokane Bicycle Club is the wheel deal

OUTPEDAL – Last Sunday’s Outdoors feature on regional bicycling events had a list of cycling groups. Unfortunately, the venerable Spokane Bicycle Club ( spokanebicycleclub.org) was omitted at the top of …


Inland Northwest teeming with bicycling events

The appetite for organized bicycling events continues to grow throughout the Inland Northwest, with a feast of offerings that starts in April and keeps cyclists stuffed with options well into …


2013 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2013 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Spin Control: Late-session inanity comes from both sides

OLYMPIA – As the Legislature passed the halfway mark in the 2013 session last week, some members started to show signs of too much time in the damp, gray environs …


Pioneering cyclists float into new openings on balloon-tired bikes

WINTHROP, Wash. – Anything this obscenely fat is bound to draw stares, especially in the Methow Valley, where it sometimes seems as though everything from the people (ultra active) to …


Spokane fat bikers spinning their niche

Balloon-tired fat bikes are breaking trail into new Inland Northwest terrain this winter, including nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling routes. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, which has opened its nordic trails on …


Only early birds bag these 2013 bike tours

Bicyclists can relax until spring before planning most of their 2013 cycling season. But the following popular spring and summer rides sell out so quickly, you have to be planning …


Recreation supervisor Aho gave Spokane years of service

The founder of the city’s outdoor recreation program is heading down the trail, leaving a warehouse full of bikes, kayaks, skis, snowshoes and camping gear he built up during 32 …


Ten picks worth celebrating

Ten years ago, I penned the very first “Gear Junkie” column, covering a small camp stove from MSR. Fast forward a decade and you can guess I have tested my …


Armstrong stepping down as Livestrong chairman

AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed …


Charities, cyclists reap benefits of sponsored biking events

Inland Northwest cyclists are on roll with an expanding calendar of catered events that start in winter, freewheel through spring and shift to high gear heading into fall. Fourteen area …


Inland NW fall bike tours

SEPTEMBER Great NW Fall Tour ( gnwft.homestead.com), Sept. 2: Ride routes of 15, 30, 50 or 85 miles beginning at the Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $25 …


Gear Junkie: Standouts at Utah Outdoor Retailer Show

More than 1,000 brands and tens of thousands of attendees gathered last week for the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. I was on site for four …


Gear Junkie: Specialized jersey blocks sun

Applying sunscreen in the outdoors can be a pain. As such, whenever possible I wear clothing that can do double duty by blocking the sun’s harmful rays. Wide-brim hats and …


Partners give boost to Riverside State Park

Despite losing 40 percent of its full-time staff in the past two years because of state budget cuts, Riverside State Park has found a way to move forward and even …


Extreme wheel men: Bamboo bike

Paul Fish wasn’t out to save the world or make it as a local frame builder when he built a bamboo bicycle. He just wanted to see if he could …


Veteran vouches for Smart Cycling class

We learn to bicycle when we’re young. No license is required. But it’s not just kid stuff, as you can learn in one of the League of American Bicyclists’ classes …


Field reports: Centennial Trail gets TLC

TRAILS – Volunteers are gathering all along the Spokane River Centennial Trail on Saturday to wail on weeds, pick up litter and sweep it clean. To join the group, and …


Bikers put bright ‘eyes’ on their tail

As bike gear goes, illumination is one category where I go all out. For safety while riding on roads in the evening or at night, I’m going to be that …


Do Your Part: Save money; try two wheels

Do you wince when you fill up your gas tank? Don’t expect the pain at the pump to end anytime soon. That makes it the right time to grab your …


Inland Northwest flush with organized bicycling events

The number of organized regional bicycling events continues to grow into a packed schedule of rolling social events. Never has there been so much incentive to get out and enjoy …