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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …


Spin hits brakes on bike share

The Spin dockless bicycle share program expected to be implemented on the University of Idaho campus and in the city of Moscow next month has skidded to a stop.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

Bike lanes and bus stops set to change Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane

Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane will look very different soon, with fewer lanes, redesigned transit stops and bikeways the likes of which Spokane has never seen.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:31 a.m.

Bikes let Yakima police get closer to public

The officers, wearing body armor, gun belts, bicycle helmets, shorts and black-and-fluorescent-green shirts, pedaled mountain bikes through the business district.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


Seattle officials consider abandoning bike-share program

Seattle officials are looking at ways to handle the city’s bike sharing program and some say the best option may be to abandon it.


City investment pool loan to help fund East Mission trail bridge

The Centennial Trail is a long ribbon of pavement running through the heart of Spokane with few places where a walker, runner or cyclist has to stop for traffic. Now …


Numerous summer bicycle events set for across the region

June opens the spigot on organized summer bicycling, with roughly 25 events scheduled across the region. This is Bike to Work Month in Coeur d’Alene and the Skeeter Skoot bicycle …


Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners

Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled …


Spokane bike swap features plenty of pedals to be peddled

Spring has sprung, and if you’re looking for a bike, then you’re in luck. Beginning today, the fourth annual Spokane Bike Swap and Expo will take over the Spokane County …


Projects to increase, improve routes for cyclists gain support in Spokane

Pavement first came to Spokane in 1893, thanks to cyclists. The path was about 5 feet wide and ran next to Broadway Avenue. Unlike the road it paralleled, the bike …


Spokane begins its construction ‘busy season’

Before you get angry that a section of Northwest Boulevard will be closed for an entire year, count to 10. Actually, count to 43, because that’s how many city of …


Sections of Market Street to be upgraded

The state will kick in another $1.3 million to add sidewalks and sewer to the Market Street corridor, a project that county officials hope to complete by November 2016. Washington’s …


Tips for getting your bike in tune

BOISE – Once upon a time, bikes were pretty simple and durable machines, but as they’ve improved mechanically, they’ve also become more complex. If you want your bike to ride …


From mild to wild, cycling events abound

Bicycling events are like spring wildflowers, sprouting here and there in February and March before bursting into full bloom from April into fall. More than 100 events are scheduled in …


North Division Bike Shop burglarized a second time

The North Divison Bike Shop was hit for the second time in about two weeks, when burglars made off with another $16,000 in Trek bicycles last week.


Cheney-Spokane interchange won’t be done by end of year

Work on a new interchange at U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road won’t be completed this year as originally anticipated. A contractor working on the $6.4 million construction project is …


Gear Junkie: Cogburn bike gives hunters new method of transportation

The bike industry rarely breaches into the hunting world. But this week a brand announced a bike made for bow and rifle hunters who want to roll through the woods. …


Ditching patrol car removes a barrier, officers say

It’s Friday leading into Hoopfest and it’s the first really hot day of summer. Downtown sidewalks are full of basketball players and music is blaring from speakers on street corners. …


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: 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 …


Saturday’s kid-focused event includes bike tune-ups, adjustments

Summer Parkways – the nonprofit groups that organizes giant car-free street parties where neighbors can bicycle and walk in the streets – is starting the season early with a child-focused …


Fixie bikes offer Premium Rush ride

Last month, Columbia Pictures debuted “Premium Rush,” a blockbuster movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bicycle messenger who gets mixed up in a criminal plot in New York City. The …


L’Arche residents ride through life together

Jennifer Bermingham blossoms when she gets on a bicycle. The developmentally disabled 39-year-old hadn’t ridden one for years because of physical limitations but was able to enjoy riding once again …


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 …


Chief Garry Park’s centennial on Sunday

The Chief Garry Park Neighborhood Council and Summer Parkways are joining forces to put on a big bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood celebration in and around Chief Garry Park and Mission …