Stories tagged: biking
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 …
Sun., 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. …
Sun., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., 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. …
Sat., June 13, 2015
Tour Deshais: Climb more bearable as fifth wheel
As we climbed toward Rainy Pass, and then up to Washington Pass, Emma Koenig led the pack. The 21-year-old college student from Portland, Oregon, is riding her bike to Maine …
Fri., June 12, 2015, 9:21 p.m.
Tour Deshais: companions ease pain of uphill climb
As we climbed toward Rainy Pass, and then up to Washington Pass, Emma Koenig led the pack.
Fri., June 12, 2015
Tour Deshais: For cyclist, mountain stretch a daunting game of peak-a-boo
NEWHALEM, Washington – Around every turn, the sentinel mountains of the North Cascades grow bigger and taunt me. Mount Despair.
Thu., June 11, 2015
Tour Deshais: Reporter begins bike ride across Washington
ROCKPORT, Wash. – That didn’t take long. About 7 miles after I pulled away from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, I met Kris Lytton, a legislator in the state House who …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Ammi Midstokke: STOKR serves a slice of heaven
There are not a lot of things for which I’ll get up at 4 a.m., but a slice of pie is one of them. Not just any pie, either, but …
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Sun., April 12, 2015
User’s guide to Mount Spokane unlocks park’s secrets
The biggest peak in Spokane’s backyard is so familiar, yet so unknown. The number of people informed that it was Mount Baldy before being renamed Mount Spokane in 1912 could …
Thu., April 9, 2015
Thu., April 2, 2015
In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches
With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …
Wed., April 1, 2015
2015 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list
The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2015 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.
Sun., March 22, 2015
Trail opportunities will be revealed on ‘Opening Day’
While “hitting the trail” is a year-round activity for hikers, runners and cyclists, Saturday has been dubbed “Opening Day.” Spokane area groups are riding the coattails of a national event …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Midstokke: Breaking in the biking legs
The trick to breaking in your biking legs in the spring is to not actually break a leg. This proves challenging when most of your winter balance exercise was limited …
Thu., Nov. 13, 2014
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
Fat bikes go where no bicycle has gone before
The first thing people notice: The tires, wider than the forearms of most grown men. Then, the inevitable first question: Where’s the motor? The fat bike – a seemingly typical …
Thu., Oct. 30, 2014
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