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Friday, July 3, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane's inaugural SpokeFest attracted 1,255 bicyclists to a celebration of pedaling in September 2008. The second SpokeFest, set for Sept. 13, should be bigger and better, organizers say.

"We've ordered 3,000 t-shirts and waterbottles and other goodies for participants," said Bill Bender, director of the event that will kick off at 9:30 a.m. downtown on Spokane Falls Boulevard. While many riders will participate in the 21-mile tour through Riverside State Park – with food stops every seven miles! – younger riders enter a bike rodeo and make as many laps as they want around a 1-mile loop in Riverfront Park, where they will be entertained and motivated by musicians, the Rogers High School Step Team, cheerleaders, the Bubble Man and other attractions.

Registration will be accepted up to the day of the event, but preregister by Sept. 3 to avoid a late fee. Info: