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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 6:11 a.m.

Bike city: More than a thousand pedal through Spokane for 11th annual SpokeFest

The clicking of hundreds of bike wheels filled the air in Kendall Yards Sunday morning as more than a thousand bicyclists gathered for the 11th annual SpokeFest.


Gifting action for Grandparents Day

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day each year as a time to recognize grandparents. As more people older than 50 are staying active with …


SpokeFest waives late fees

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


Global Kidical Mass teaches young bicyclists how to ride safely

Riders in more than 50 cities around the world will also be participating in Global Kidical Mass.


SpokeFest moves to Kendall Yards

SpokeFest on Sunday will move its start and finish lines to Kendall Yards because of construction in Riverfront Park.


Doomsday Hill open for Bloomsday, but city construction projects will reroute Spokefest

Mile five. Doomsday Hill. The vulture. All things that are part of everyone’s least favorite section of the Bloomsday Run. For those hoping the course will be diverted around Doomsday …


SpokeFest participants celebrate improvements in Spokane’s biking amenities

SpokeFest speaks to the state of bicycling in Spokane, and the energy and camaraderie on display Sunday for the eighth year of the event was a strong indication that the …


SpokeFest a sign of regional change

The 2,200 bicyclists who rode through Spokane during Sunday’s seventh annual SpokeFest are among a growing cadre of riders taking advantage of millions of dollars in investments in busy-street bike …


Field reports: September big month for group bike rides

CYCLING – SpokeFest, one of the region’s premier bicycling events with courses for every ability level based out of Spokane, is coming up Sept. 7 Register today to avoid late …


SpokeFest draws cyclists from miles around

If kids today are afflicted by inactivity, there was no evidence of that Sunday at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Tots, tweens and teens were well-represented at SpokeFest, the cycling celebration that …


Teen with Down syndrome masters two-wheeler so she can ride Spokefest

On a recent bike ride with friends and family, Stephanie Traver yelled, “I’m ready for Spokefest!” This is no small feat, considering she couldn’t even ride a bike a month …


Out & About: Woman soloing 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail

OUTGOING – Sage Clegg, 33, is trying to be first to bag the 750-mile Oregon Desert Trail. Clegg ranks among the fastest female ultralight backpackers.


Young, old, fast and slow turn out for fifth SpokeFest

They pedaled bicycles and tricycles. They rode tandem. They pulled baby trailers or had toddlers riding in a back seat. Just about every mode of pedal transportation was in evidence …


Grant enables CVSD to teach bike safety at elementary schools

The children held their left arms out straight while their right hands clung to their bike handlebars, trying to maintain their balance while they made their left turn signals. Most …


Charities, cyclists reap benefits of sponsored biking events

Inland Northwest cyclists are on roll with an expanding calendar of catered events that start in winter, freewheel through spring and shift to high gear heading into fall. Fourteen area …


Inland NW fall bike tours

SEPTEMBER Great NW Fall Tour ( gnwft.homestead.com), Sept. 2: Ride routes of 15, 30, 50 or 85 miles beginning at the Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $25 …


SpokeFest offers array of bike routes

Both experienced and inexperienced bicyclists, young and old, will enjoy a ride around Spokane together today at SpokeFest. The ride isn’t competitive. It’s a way to celebrate cycling and promote …


Out & About: Preregistration carrot offered by Spokefest

OUTDEAL – The organizers of SpokeFest, the annual September bicycle celebration that begins in downtown Spokane, are offering an early sign-up incentive: Register by June 30 and you will be …


SpokeFest draws more than 2,000 cyclists – and a gorilla

Bill Bender’s fingerprints are all over SpokeFest, and SpokeFest fingerprints are all over him – or at least his hands. The event organizer posts himself in front of the event’s …


Getting There: New airport art lets imagination take flight

The newest installation of public art at Spokane International Airport is described as “a flock of alluring, complex, three-dimensional floating shapes.” Spokane Arts Director Karen Mobley goes on to say …


Late-summer bicycling events roll into October

There’s no reason to lose the cycling edge you honed this season as summer freewheels into autumn. Cycling events of some sort for a wide range of abilities are scheduled …


SpokeFest benefits bicycling

While many organized cycling events raise money for worthy causes such as medical research and ski patrols, Spokane’s SpokeFest bicycling event seeks only to promote bicycling and the health and …


Spokane supports more bike routes and events

Lori Arpin sees them riding by constantly near her Hangman Valley home. “We have so many bicyclists going by – like flocks,” said Arpin, who likes to ride a bike …


SpokeFest gathers speed

As participants of the 2009 SpokeFest sped toward the finish line, organizer Bill Bender high-fived happy bicyclists who told him it was a great ride. It was the second year …


Crowd of bicyclists expected at second annual Spokefest

Organizers expect hundreds of cyclists Sunday at the second SpokeFest, and late registrations are still being accepted. The event, intended to promote bicycling among all skill and fitness levels, includes …


Cyclists to hit streets Sunday for SpokeFest

Organizers expect hundreds of cyclists Sunday at the second SpokeFest, and late registrations are still being accepted.