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Huge variety of bicycling events coming up

CYCLING — Whether you want to stay close to Spokane or travel across borders to new terrain, August and September offer a huge assortment of organized bicycling events to pique your interest in pedaling.

Of note coming up:

  • Tour de Lentil metric century, Aug. 23: has 50K and 100K courses with pit stops through rolling Palouse hills based out of Pullman. Post ride BBQ. Email: cycling@wsu.edu. About $35.
  • Great Northwest Fall Tour , Aug. 31: Ride 15, 30, 50 or 85-mile routes beginning at Newport City Park. Benefits Newport/Priest River Rotary Club. $30 ($75 per family).

Check out the details in my 2014 Northwest Bicycling Events Calendar for rides within 300 miles of Spokane.

Sign-up for SpokeFest now for chance to win bike

BICYCLING — The annual SpokeFest event, with bike rides and activities for the whole family based out of Spokane's Riverfront Park and into Riverside State Park, isn't until Sept. 7.

But if you register before Monday, June 30, your name will be entered in drawing for an adult bicycle from REI.

  • SpokeFest is well represented on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for fun facts, community stories and tips on improving your ride!   

SpokeFest early registration ends Saturday

BICYCLING — Time's running out to register for Spokane's premier bicycling event.

SpokeFest isn't until Sept. 8, but early registration ends Saturday, Aug. 31, so sign up today to get your name in a drawing for gear.   

Choose from four rides ranging from a fun-filled loop in Riverfront Park for kids to 9, 21 and 47 milers through Riverside State Park.

In addition:

  • SpokeFair will have live music, food, vendors and interactive booths!
  • Mountain Gear will be giving away prizes at SpokeFair including sunglasses, day packs, jackets for men and women and more…
  • Spokey, the SpokeFest mascot will be greeting kids and families.
  • Kids riding the Park Loop will be entered in a drawing for a free bike.

SpokeFest has incentive for early sign-up

BICYCLING – The orgnaizers of SpokeFest, the annual September bicycle celebration that branches out from downtown Spokane, are offering an early sign-up incentive:

Register online by Saturday (June 30) and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two iPOD Nanos donated by Huppins or a Novara Corsa Comfort Bike from REI.

Choose from four different routes on Sept. 9:

  • 1 or 2.5-mile Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo,
  • 9-mile Spokane Falls Route,
  • 21–mile Classic River Route
  • 47-mile Four Mounds Route.

All of the rides and events start downtown and finish at the SpokeFair on the Post Street Bridge next to Riverfront Park.

Read on for more details.

The classic story


To find out more about Spokefest, go to www.spokefest.org