Stories tagged: biking
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
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.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
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 …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Fri., 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 …
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. …
Sat., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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, …
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Sun., 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.
Wed., 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, …
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.
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sat., 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.
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 …
Wed., 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 …
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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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 …
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 …
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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 …