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Introduce yourself to outdoor sports at Spokatopia

Melissa Wheeler, with the help of her son Daetyn Wheeler, 13, left, and Phil Sanders, on right, learns to ride a unicycle at Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival. The annual festival is Saturday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Melissa Wheeler, with the help of her son Daetyn Wheeler, 13, left, and Phil Sanders, on right, learns to ride a unicycle at Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival. The annual festival is Saturday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

OUTDOORS -- Spokatopia -- a festival gathering of outdoors enthusiasts letting visitors "test drive" their sports -- isn't until July 8, but now's the time to preregister for some of the most popular clinics, which are known to fill.

What: Spokatopia – demos, clinics, vendors for road and mountain biking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, paddling, geocaching, disc golf, yoga and more.

Where: Camp Sekani Park and Boulder Beach on the Spokane River off Upriver Dr. east of Upriver Dam.

When: Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Cost: General admission, free. One-time demo fee, $5. Outdoor adventure clinics, $8-$20. Preregister online.

Parking shuttle: Park at Pasadena Elementary (one mile east of Camp Sekani on Upriver Dr.) or Shields Park/Minnehaha (west of Sekani on Upriver Dr.) and catch a van shuttle running every 15 minutes. Parking at Sekani will fill fast. Consider bicycling to the venue on the Centennial Trail.

Info: spokatopia.com




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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