Stories tagged: biking
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 4:34 P.M.
Mauled mountain biker riding fast when attacked by grizzly
The Kalispell mountain biker killed by a grizzly bear outside of Glacier National Park last year was going at a high rate of speed into a collision that triggered the …
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 6:30 A.M.
Bill Jennings: Frost Fight pits bikes racing in the snow
An unusual event that has emerged recently at a few ski resorts around North America will make its Inland Northwest debut at Silver Mountain Sunday. The Frost Fight is a …
THURSDAY, 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. …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 6:30 A.M.
Oregon woman tells of adventures in 5,350-mile bike ride
In June, Emily Loberg readied her 1985 rebuilt touring bike and set out on a 5,350-mile solo journey.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 6 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: The tortoise, the hare, and the old man
I have spent my entire life trying to catch up to my dad. For most of my youthful years, I assumed that age would get the better of him and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2016, 6 A.M.
Outpeople: Passion for bike fitting launched path of constant learning and adapting
Walking into Jim Kozak’s shop in Dalton Gardens, Idaho is a little more like walking into a laboratory as compared to an everyday bike shop. Sure there’s bikes for sale, …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 4:30 A.M.
Ammi Midstokke: Weekend adventures as a grown up
There was a time, when packing for a girls’ weekend away, I struggled to make room for pumps, little black dresses, industrial strength makeup, and the latest hangover remedy recommended …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
Former Spokane Mayor Mary Verner recovering from ‘terrible’ bicycle accident that landed her in ICU
Former Mayor Mary Verner spent 11 days in the ICU following a bicycle accident three weeks ago.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 6:15 P.M.
Froome tames his rivals in mountain stage at Tour de France
When his rivals tried to unsettle the Tour de France leader in the punishing Lacets du Grand Colombier, Chris Froome just kept calm and carried on.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016, 7 P.M.
Ammi Midstokke: A little planning helps make the most of summer
Every year when summer arrives, we have these grand plans of the epic adventures we will embark upon. There are mountains to be scaled, regions to be toured on bike, …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 8:30 P.M.
Ammi Midstokke: How suffering equates to glory, and other sports lies
I don’t know how we ever got it into our heads that voluntary suffering signifies dozens of qualities we look up to in society. In fact, we market suffering heavily …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 5 P.M.
SpokeFest holds drawing for 120 kids bikes
CYCLING – SpokeFest, Spokane’s annual September cycling celebration, is teaming up with Mountain Gear to give away 120 Strider bikes to get area tots balanced and riding. Strider balance bikes …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
It’s called the Montana Hell Ride for a reason
The race is hard enough as it is. It’s called the Montana Hell Ride for a reason. But this year’s race in the hills outside Missoula recently was even more …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 8:14 A.M.
Seattle launches campaign to get more users for bike share
The city of Seattle has launched a campaign to encourage people to sign up for the now city-owned Pronto bike-share system, but city employees might not have seen the fliers.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
Beacon for beginners: An oasis of trails, nice people, and blossoms
I hadn’t seen my car in two hours. This is no surprise on a typical ride day except that I was in a park. I also left all my food …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 8:13 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016, 12:43 P.M.
Ammi Midstokke: When to embrace misery, when to not
I admit, sometimes I don’t want to go outside. This is a difficult confession for a person who finds most of their entertainment in outdoor misadventures leading to an array …
FRIDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2015
Out & About: Radical Reels coming to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene
OUTRAGEOUS – Eight high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, biking, riding, paddling and other white-knuckle pursuits from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to North Idaho. The Radical Reels film tour …
THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration sign-up still underway
When Bill Gothmann left the Spokane Valley City Council in 2011, he looked down and he didn’t like what he was seeing. “I decided it was time for me to …
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
Blazing a trail: U.S. Bicycle Route 10 burnishes Washington’s standing as most bike-friendly state in the union
In a forest of blackened spires, the recent victims of the largest wildfire in Washington’s history, I climbed toward Loup Loup Pass on two wheels, breathing heavy and dripping sweat. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
Volunteers clean up, widen area trails
About 100 volunteers turned out last Sunday to brave the heat and dust as they put their muscle into upgrading Trail 100 in Riverside State Park. The National Trails Day …
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
Tour Deshais: Water, water everywhere, and only 8 liters to drink
IONE, Washington – When my day begins, I load my bike with eight liters of water in four different vessels. That’s almost 18 pounds.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Tour Deshais: Descending through history
COLVILLE – After I crested one of the highest strips of pavement in Washington, I descended into history. My speed reached 25 mph, 30, 35 mph, and I went back …
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
Tour Deshais: Closure a downer on dry stretch
REPUBLIC, Wash. – The Highlander Cafe and Store in Wauconda is the sole way-stop between Tonasket and Republic on U.S. Bicycle Route 10. And it’s closed.
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
Tour Deshais: Charred Methow Valley landscape tempers joy
The scorched lands around the road leading to Loup Loup Pass are a grim reminder that not even a year ago the Methow Valley was under siege by Mother Nature. …