Stories tagged: bicycling
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
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 …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Mount Spokane Park Road closing for summer construction
The summer closure of the Mount Spokane State Park Road, which is set to start around July 11, is required for safety during road repairs and resurfacing, says Steve Christensen, …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Ferry tale of a trail: Ferry County residents chip in for rail-trail project
When it comes to rail-trail projects, Ferry County is like the little engine that could. Ten years ago the budget-challenged northeastern Washington county and its 7,500 mostly rural residents were …
Thu., June 16, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Bicyclist killed by pickup truck in north Spokane identified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman struck and killed by a pickup truck while riding a bike Wednesday afternoon as Grace K. Gremillion, 26.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Before RVs roll, cyclists own park road
Less than a mile up the road from Avalanche Campground, the roar of a real avalanche overrode the burble of McDonald Creek.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Bike events throughout the summer provide something for everyone
Organized bicycling events in the Inland Northwest in June provide something for everyone, from easy rambles for kids to thigh-busting hill climbs and charity rides with noble goals.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 5 p.m.
Bike to Work Week puts focus on Spokane’s growing bicycle routes
Bike to Work Week starts Monday with a pancake breakfast in Riverfront Park.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
TransAmerica Bicycle Trail is ride of a lifetime
In 2013, my youngest daughter redirected the family discussion on a new chapter in her life with a counterpunch to my parental instincts
Wed., May 4, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Upcoming area bicycling events appeal to the masses
May is a massive month for organized bicycling events in the Inland Northwest. Highlights include Family Adventure mountain biking events at Farragut State Park, Bike to Work Week activities and …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Cyclists celebrate 133 years of touring in Yellowstone Park
Wheelman Frank Lenz, who toured Yellowstone National Park on a “safety bicycle” in 1892, never could have imagined a cycling trip like this: women in pink tutus, men wearing bright …
Sat., April 9, 2016
‘Sufferfest’ climber-filmmaker dusts off for National Geographic Live
Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies
Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 12:11 p.m.
Spokane Bike Swap kicks off April cycling events
The bicycling season shifts into another gear this month. After just a couple organized cycling events on the list in March, April sees about 10 and the number climbs to …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Field reports: Nez Perce working to reintroduce condors to Hells Canyon
BIRDS – Idaho’s Nez Perce Tribe has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to pursue reintroducing California condors in Hells Canyon. The Nez Perce grant is a share of nearly …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Fatbiker is first to pedal 1,000-mile Yukon Quest route
Jeff Oatley, a Fairbanks, Alaska, cyclist has become the first to pedal a frigid course that challenges the continent’s best sled dog teams.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: 10 tips for wintertime biking
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Two for the Road: TransAm bike tour bridges generation gap
The crash barely makes the first half-hour of highlights in a conversation about their bicycle tour across the USA.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Bicyclists, get smart and drop the urban camouflage
One of the reasons for a relatively high casualty rate among bicyclists involved in traffic accidents became apparent to me on a trip through downtown Spokane this fall – bicycle …
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 5:25 p.m.
John Wayne Trail irreplaceable asset for Eastern Washington, advocates say
Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
New technologies gives riders versatility in bike shoes
Faux-leather and shoelaces distinguish the Recon Mixed bike shoes, conjuring up old-school aesthetics that existed before the days of Velcro and carbon-fiber soles.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
Inland Northwest hikers, bikers should be in their glory in October
Autumn offers some of the best opportunities for Inland Northwest hiking and biking.
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015, 12:01 a.m.
Volunteers use Google Trekker cameras to record area trails for online viewing
The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this …