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Biking as medicine: program seeks to help struggling students through exercise

A new program at the Pocatello Community Charter School called Riding for Focus aims to prove biking can be the best medicine for middle-schoolers who have trouble behaving or paying …


SpokeFest waives late fees

Forgot to register for SpokeFest? Don’t fret. A $20 late-registration fee has been waived.


North Idaho’s scenic 15-mile Hiawatha Trail celebrates its 20th year

Cigarette in one hand and mountain bike in the other Greg Ebersohl was a content man as he waited for a bus to pick him and his steel steed up …


Annual Blue Goose Chase bike ride July 21

The 5th Annual Blue Goose Chase Family Fun Bike Ride is Saturday, July 21st.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Spokane retirees hit the road in 16-month bike quest

Kathy Greer is not the kind of woman who sleeps behind an abandoned building in a remote Idaho town.


Free attended bike parking offered during Bloomsday

The Spokane Bicycle Club will provide free attended bike parking during Bloomsday this year.


Pro tips and tricks for bike riding in winter weather, from Jimmy John’s riders

Intimidated to ride your bike in the snow? Ice and cold keeping you off the saddle?


Fat bike race this weekend

Cycling – Fat bikers are invited to race at the 49 Degrees North Nordic center on Saturday. The race will start at 11 a.m. Registration is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on …


Washington Student Cycling League to host informational meeting

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Longtime Spokane bike mechanic Dave Mannino retiring

BIKING – Dave Mannino, a longtime Spokane bike mechanic has retired. His 40-year career will be celebrated Friday at the Bike Hub in the South Perry Neighborhood (817 S. Perry …


Legendary biking on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey trail

For mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail is such a treasure that people come from all over to experience it. I drove with friends more than 1,000 miles …


Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures

Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …


Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers

TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites

Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.


Editorial: Walking to school is a smart choice

Health experts recommend children get at least an hour of physical activity per day. Walking to and from school provides a nice aerobic workout.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Washington boy struck by vehicle says helmet saved his life

Except for some bumps and bruises, a few stitches and a hairline fracture, an Onalaska boy’s life is getting back to normal after being hit by a car while riding …


Contest winner named for ‘Expedition Alaska’ film tickets

The winner has been chosen for the two free tickets The Spokesman-Review has offered for tonight’s screening and panel discussion of the “Expedition Alaska Adventure Race” documentary at the Bing …


UPDATED: Sat., 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 …


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 …


“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. …


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.


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 …


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, …


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 …


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.


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.


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, …


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.


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 …


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 …