Stories tagged: bicycling
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.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 a.m.
Bicyclist, rescue dog find freedom on East Side rail trail
A globe-circling bicyclist says he never considered either riding a rail trail or touring through Eastern Washington – his backyard – until he and his wife rescued a painfully timid …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, midnight
In brief: Latah Trail improvements have cyclists pumped
A bicycle repair station has been installed on the Latah Trail, an Idaho rail trail between Moscow and Troy, funded by the Latah County Board of Realtors.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions
A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Out & About: Birder tops 753 species for ‘Big Year’ record
An American ex-pat who resides in Australia was in Washington state recently when he pushed his list to 753 and broke the record for the number of bird species tallied …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Bicycling events abound in August
Some of the best organized bicycling events of the season are coming up around the Inland Northwest. August is a time to ride, and a last chance to plan and …
Mon., July 25, 2016, midnight
Minnesota woman, 77: Long-distance biking ‘sets my soul free’
Hauling down the California coast on a Trek 400 bike, Lin Bruce tried to forget the pain pounding in her 60-year-old body. She had never ridden a bike more than …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Field Reports: Outdoor workshop for women only
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop presented by
Wed., July 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Rich Landers: Publishing outdoors stories can be risky business
Should newspapers print photos of bicyclists without helmets? Or run a story about a blind girl with a wish to shoot a bear? Or feature wake skiers that ride a …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 1 a.m.
Over-the-hill biking group has rule: ‘Never pedal uphill’
After receiving the invitation to bicycle with the North Idaho Over-the-Hill Downhillers, I had just one day to train. I went home, checked the brakes on my mountain bike and …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Out & About: More on rail trails… Psycho doe
The S-R’s June 26 feature on regional rail trails stopped short of a full fare. While it mentioned the
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered 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. The second …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
Field Reports: Idaho fire salvage to close some forest roads
PUBLIC LANDS – About 52 miles of roads in the 2015 Tower Fire area west of Priest River drainage remain closed for safety as salvage logging is scheduled to begin …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:50 a.m.
Bicycling events treat cyclists in July
July is a fine month for bicycling. Every cyclist should be tuned up and the sky’s the limit. The region has plenty of organized events this month to test that …