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Monday, March 30, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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SpokeFest moves to Kendall Yards

The ninth annual SpokeFest on Sunday will move its start and finish lines to Kendall Yards this year after being displaced by construction in Riverfront Park.

It remains to be seen whether the bicycle-riding festival will return to the park.

Kendall Yards has parking nearby, plenty of open space for riders to gather and a nearby connection to the traditional starting route out of downtown.

On top of that, Kendall Yards has opened its arms to the event free of charge. Riverfront Park required fees and permits, said SpokeFest organizer Bill Bender.

The deal got even better: “They said, ‘Can we sponsor it, also?’ ” Bender said.

Greenstone Homes, developer of Kendall Yards, is listed as a sponsor under the $2,000 contribution category.

Summit Parkway will be closed at the Monroe Street Bridge so riders can depart from Kendall Yards and head south across the bridge to connect with the course down Main Avenue and out of downtown. The distance is virtually identical to the Riverfront Park starting line, Bender said.

Bender said SpokeFest organizers will assess how the new location at Kendall Yards works before deciding where the event will be based in the future.

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