Stories tagged: mountain biking
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace
Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace
Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Tough tests await bikers at Beacon Hill
Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Rediscovering Leavenworth: Seven great hikes around the area
With world-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater accessibility, Leavenworth is being rediscovered as an outdoor recreation Mecca by people who once dismissed it as a kitschy Bavarian-themed roadside …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain bikers ride, work, camp in annual Kettle Range gathering
Washington mountain bikers convened in the Kettle River Range last week in a traditional service-group recipe for getting things done: Work hard and play even harder.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Portion of South Hill bluff trails to be closed during Avista powerline reconstruction
Portions of Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails will be temporarily closed this month as well as this fall during two Avista projects related to rebuilding the 70-year-old transmission line that …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: Relationshipping in the Great Outdoors
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Local freestyle mountain bike legend Skye Schillhammer’s heart still belongs to Spokane’s riding community
A little less than a decade ago, Skye Schillhammer arrived in Spokane with hopes of completing his college degree. A novice mountain biker at the time, little did he know …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
John Wayne rail-trail bike trip delightfully uncrowded
While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Saltese Uplands trail undergoing upgrade
Mountain bikers have been applying acquired expertise and skill to a new trail at Saltese Uplands Conservation area in Spokane Valley.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Mountain bikers urged to avoid rutting trails
Members of a local mountain biking group that devotes a lot of time to trail building and maintenance is asking other cyclists to take the high road in choosing ride …
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 …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness
A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Landers: Diana Roberts gently motivated action on Spokane’s South Hill Bluff trails
Diana Roberts knew from her background and training and her recreation on the South Hill trails that the bluffs didn’t just need a weed management plan, they needed a holistic …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Boulder-White Clouds wilderness area preserves scope and beauty of the region
In August 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation protecting 275,665 acres of the Boulder-White Clouds region as wilderness, ending decades of debate over what should become of the remote central …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:46 p.m.
Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system
Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Colville Forest plan will ration recreation on 1.1 million acres
Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Landers: Good reads inspire outdoor pursuits
The gift of books, old-school as that might sound, is still a sure-fire option for Father’s Day. There’s an outdoors-type book out there for every type of dad, including those …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:44 p.m.
Diamond in the rough: Mica Peak Conservation Area transitioning to public use
The Federal Aviation Administration’s white navigational radar dome has drawn attention to the summit of Mica Peak since it was built by the Air Force in the 1950s. Now the …
Sat., May 14, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse
OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies
Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest
A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
Outdoor writing runner-up: The Chase
The secluded mountain road ends in the shadow of looming evergreen trees, the iconic giants that forge Washington’s beauty. As the car comes to a stop, a flurry of preparation …
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9:02 a.m.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits
The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
Inland Northwest hikers, bikers should be in their glory in October
Autumn offers some of the best opportunities for Inland Northwest hiking and biking.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
Elkhorn Crest Trail in northeast Oregon is a unique pathway
BAKER CITY – Views across the length of northeast Oregon feel almost commonplace on the Elkhorn Crest Trail, one of the highest and most unique pathways in the state. The …
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 …