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2012 Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2012 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Initial bike event draws varied crowd with its deals

About 1,300 bicyclists – experienced and novice, young and old – descended on the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Saturday to buy, sell and trade bikes at what …


Batteries make ebikes a hit

They say what goes around comes around, and that certainly applies to bicycles. Back in 1895, more than a decade before Henry Ford introduced his Model T, Ogden Bolton patented …


The Gear Junkie offers tips for winter bicycling

Be it for fun or utility on a daily commute to work or school, bicycling does not need to end when the snow flies. I have ridden year ’round in …


Fall adds perfect spice to Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Fall is my favorite time to ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. The crowds of cyclists tend to drop off after Labor Day, and so do the swarms of …


SpokeFest offers array of bike routes

Both experienced and inexperienced bicyclists, young and old, will enjoy a ride around Spokane together today at SpokeFest. The ride isn’t competitive. It’s a way to celebrate cycling and promote …


Getting There: County weighs mandatory bike helmet-use law

As deputies describe it, the 6-year-old boy hit by a truck in Newman Lake on July 28 bounced between the Dodge’s undercarriage and the asphalt like a pinball. The boy’s …


Bicycle-pedestrian plan draws scrutiny

Some Spokane Valley City Council members took aim Tuesday at the proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program that received a unanimous recommendation of approval from the city’s Planning Commission. People …


Getting there: Spokane Valley considers designated bike routes

A proposal to build more sidewalks and create safer bicycle routes in Spokane Valley is headed for action before the City Council this summer. Because Spokane Valley grew up under …


Bicycle, pedestrian plan sent to council

A supportive group of residents turned out for last week’s public hearing on Spokane Valley’s proposed Bike and Pedestrian Master Program, several of them arriving by bicycle. Nearly everyone who …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


Face Time: Chamberlain is big wheel among Spokane cyclists

Barb Chamberlain has worn a lot of hats besides her bike helmet over the years. The 48-year-old director of communications and public affairs at WSU Spokane has been an Idaho …


Getting There: State designing upgrades for I-90

Big freeway improvements take so long to plan and build that state engineers have already started design work on improvements to Interstate 90 from Barker to Harvard roads even though …


Round and Round partners peddle bicycling events

Producing some of the region’s most ambitious bicycling events has required more than a volunteer spirit. A two-person event management company has been the energy and organization behind the scenes …


Support for road and transit fixes wanes at wallet

Transportation projects enjoy wide public support in Spokane, but that support drops when people are asked if they would pay specific taxes for them. A survey of 353 respondents in …


Bike mechanic rises to the call

OUTSTANDING – Lee Smith of Seattle needed more than a bike mechanic before the recent Cooper Jones Frozen Flatlands Omnium on the Palouse. She needed a hero.


Organized events cater to cyclists

Traction sand, gravel and potholes still warrant caution for bicycles braving the region’s winter-weary roads. But early bloomers are getting a leg up on conditioning for a long list of …


Region’s most popular bike tours fill quickly

Procrastinators miss out on some of the region’s popular premium bicycle tours, which already booked with riders for 2011, although in some cases names are being put on waiting lists. …


Organizers needed for Tour des Lacs bike event

Organizers of the September Tour des Lacs bicycle tour are retiring from the effort, leaving doubts about the event’s scheduling this year. Wendy Zupan Bailey and Gino Lisiecki of Round …


Raw Crunch bars give health nuts an option

The bars look and taste somewhat like compressed blocks of birdseed. Ingredients such as sea salt, goji berries, macadamia nuts, raw honey, and, of course, many types of seeds – …


Riders from Sandpoint focus on autism

For the past 12 years, David and Lisa Barth, of Sandpoint, have cocooned around their small family, maxed out with the day-to-day challenge and joy of raising an autistic son. …


Clark Fork resident reflects on discipline that cycling taught him

When Lance Armstrong wrote his memoir, he chose a title that sent a message that he did not want to be defined by his cycling career. The book, “It’s Not …


Clark: Bike lanes circumvent Spokane’s true spirit

Downtown bike lanes? Come on. Spokane needs downtown bike lanes like it needs a two-term mayor.


City analysis notes bike route’s potential for snarled traffic

Removing a lane for cars in favor of one for bicycles along Second Avenue downtown would cause longer traffic backups during rush hour in at least two locations, Spokane officials …


Getting There: Road-sharing just got easier

The Howard Street corridor in Spokane from Fourth Avenue to Buckeye Street is being turned into a bicycle route. In addition, a bicycle loop is being marked off in the …


Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels

A transportation expert says the United States could solve part of its obesity problem by making it easier for people to bike or walk where they need to go. John …


SpokeFest draws more than 2,000 cyclists – and a gorilla

Bill Bender’s fingerprints are all over SpokeFest, and SpokeFest fingerprints are all over him – or at least his hands. The event organizer posts himself in front of the event’s …


24-hour bike ride rallies community to help fight cystinosis

When they first established a foundation in honor of their son who is fighting a rare genetic disease, Brian and Tricia Sturgis never imagined their efforts would not only raise …


Late-summer bicycling events roll into October

There’s no reason to lose the cycling edge you honed this season as summer freewheels into autumn. Cycling events of some sort for a wide range of abilities are scheduled …


SpokeFest benefits bicycling

While many organized cycling events raise money for worthy causes such as medical research and ski patrols, Spokane’s SpokeFest bicycling event seeks only to promote bicycling and the health and …