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  • SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016, 4 A.M.

    Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness

    What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:39 A.M.

    Harley-Davidson motorcycles investigated for brake failure

    The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning.


  • FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 6:05 A.M.

    U.S. motorcycle deaths rose 10 percent in 2015, study shows

    A study done for a highway safety group says U.S. motorcycle deaths spiked 10 percent last year, topping 5,000 for the first time since 2008.


  • TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 3:35 P.M.

    NYPD crushes motorbikes to send message to ‘nitwits’

    New York City police crushed about 70 motorbikes beneath bulldozers Tuesday to send a signal to thrill-seekers who take dirt bikes and ATVs to city streets: They should be uneasy …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

    Touch a Truck whets youngsters’ imagination

    The Spokane Community College parking lot was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all. Alicia Hauff brought her 6-year-old son, …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014, 5:18 P.M.

    A wonderland of trucks and a police motorcycle, too

    The Spokane Community College parking lot During an annual Junior League fundraiser was heaven Saturday for any kid who loves trucks – big trucks, little trucks, any truck at all.


  • THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014

    Queen of the road: Gloria Struck, 89, matriarch of female motorcyclists

    This summer, to celebrate her 89th birthday, Gloria Tramontin Struck of Clifton, New Jersey will ride her blue Harley-Davidson 1,700 miles to Sturgis, South Dakota. There she knows she will …


  • MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

    Valley Harley dealership hosting rally

    Big hogs are converging in Spokane Valley later this week. Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson is hosting the first Pacific Northwest HOG Rally at the dealership’s 11-acre property at 19011 E. Cataldo …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

    Off Track: Errant OHV riders costly to everyone else

    You don’t need a degree in agriculture to see that driving a motor vehicle off-road into a farmer’s field or a timber company’s forest can leave scars on the land. …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 16, 2014

    Moto Mania

    Dan Shanahan is a self-described dirt bike guy. He grew up on a ranch near Weiser, Idaho, and rode dirt bikes for fun. In the winter he would switch to …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013, 8:49 A.M.

    Motorcyclist dies in crash near St. John

    An Everett man died when his motorcycle went off the road on Sunday night.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013

    COPS and riders: Bikers hit road on fund run

    The roar of 40 motorcycles ripped through the air early Saturday morning in Spokane Valley, marking the beginning of a charity ride for an organization administrators say is starving for …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

    Empire Cycles throwing an anniversary party

    Motorcycle engines thrummed while riders wheeled themselves into a line for the race. Engines revved and the announcer checked the time to see how fast each rider traveled the distance …


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013

    Kyle Petty fundraising ride launches again from CdA

    Megan Stanley’s mom had a surprise for her Saturday morning. Come on, she said, let’s go meet a former NASCAR driver. The 13-year-old Coeur d’Alene girl looked awestruck when she …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 23, 2012

    Sanderson rides the bike husband chose for her

    Liz Sanderson bought the motorcycle her late husband picked out for her before he was killed while riding to attend the funeral of his mother in August. “It’s beautiful,” Sanderson …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

    Reclaiming an old hobby along with an old bike

    When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012, 1:06 P.M.

    Stolen motorcycle returned after 37 years

    When Don Arndt’s motorcycle was stolen from the backyard of his old Spokane Valley home in 1975, he quickly lost hope of ever seeing it, but he never gave up …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

    Mini Sturgis at Stateline raises money for charity

    The Harleys and Triumphs and Hondas began thundering into Cruiser’s late Thursday afternoon, and within a few hours the party was on. It’s Mini Sturgis, the Stateline biker bar’s eighth …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012, 7:23 A.M.

    Motorcyclist killed in early morning crash

    A motorcyclist killed in an accident this morning around 6 a.m. was an airman assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base’s survival school.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012

    Ex-owner of Beaudry files for bankruptcy

    The former owner of Beaudry Motorsports, a Post Falls motorcycle dealer, filed for bankruptcy, listing debts of $7.6 million. Stephen and Stephanie Beaudry, who live in Hayden, filed a Chapter …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012, 6:35 P.M.

    2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified

    A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 1, 2012

    Couple chasing land speed record on salt flats again this year

    John and Dexter Yeats make quite the team. They built a motorcycle they hoped would not only break the land speed record in its category last summer at the Bonneville …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2011, 6:45 P.M.

    Combat Vet Rider killed in crash

    A three-motorcycle crash during a ride by the Combat Vet Riders club killed a Post Falls man and injured three others on Saturday.


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

    Then & Now photos: Motorcycle cops

    The motorcycle cops of the 1940s rode year-round, said retired officer Jack Latta, 88, who started patrolling Spokane streets in 1952. When winter came, Latta said, officers added sidecars for …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011, 5:34 P.M.

    Retired police detective injured in motorcycle crash

    A retired Spokane police detective was injured in a motorcycle crash on Trent Avenue today.


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011

    Commission OKs law on beekeeping

    A do-it-yourself beekeeping ordinance was quickly approved Tuesday by Spokane County commissioners. Planning Director John Pederson told commissioners that testimony at a recent Planning Commission hearing on the ordinance was …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

    County may pull head gear plan

    County commissioners are tapping the brakes to avoid colliding with constituents who want to ride their motorcycles and bicycles without interference. Without once using the phrase “back-pedaling,” commissioners managed Tuesday …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

    Proposed ‘motor track’ regulation upopular

    Proposed regulation of private motor tracks in rural residential areas was wildly unpopular among more than 100 people at a public hearing Thursday. The 30 who spoke against restrictions on …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011

    ‘Motor tracks’ rules proposed

    New restrictions could be coming on the use of motorcycles, ATVs and other off-road vehicles on private property. The Spokane County Planning Commission will take testimony next Thursday, May 26, …


  • MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011

    I-90 construction in Spokane brings delays, lane closures

    With winter weather ending in the Cascades, construction work on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass has gone into high gear for another summer driving season. Motorists traveling to and …


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