Experience the wonders of spring cycling in Spokane
Sun., March 19, 2023
Spring is an excellent time to get on your bike, but beware of changes in the weather. (Courtesy CCD Law)
Spring is a beautiful time of year to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Spokane, especially if you are a cycling enthusiast. Spokane offers an array of bike-friendly routes that provide a great way to explore the city.
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, Spokane has something for everyone.
In this post, we’ll look closely at how bike-friendly the city is and share some popular cycling routes and essential safety tips.
How Bike-Friendly is Spokane?
Spokane is a relatively bike-friendly city, with several bike lanes and trails that make it easy to get around on two wheels.
According to the League of American Bicyclists, Spokane is a “bronze-level” bicycle-friendly community, which means that it has promoted cycling and made it safer for riders. In addition, the city has recently invested in new bike infrastructure, such as bike lanes and bike-friendly intersections, to improve the cycling experience.
Popular Cycling Routes in Spokane
One of Spokane’s most popular cycling routes is the Centennial Trail, which runs 37 miles along the Spokane River from the Idaho border to Nine Mile Falls. The trail is primarily flat and offers stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape.
Another popular route is the Fish Lake Trail, which runs 7.2 miles from Spokane to Cheney. Fish Lake Trail is relatively flat and features beautiful scenery, including views of the Spokane River and nearby lakes.
For those looking for a more challenging ride, the Beacon Hill Loop is a great option. The route is 20 miles long. It features steep climbs, steep descents, and stunning city views.
Another challenging route is the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, which runs 285 miles from the Idaho border to the Cascade Mountains. The trail is primarily flat but has some steep grades and rough terrain.
Safety Tips for Cycling in Spokane
Although Spokane is a bike-friendly city, it’s important to take precautions to ensure your safety when cycling.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
In addition to these tips, it’s a good idea to plan your route ahead of time and let someone know where you’ll be cycling. It’s also wise to carry a cell phone and basic repair tools, such as a tire pump and spare tube.
In conclusion, Spokane is a bike-friendly city with plenty of routes for cyclists to explore. So whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride or a challenging adventure, there’s something for everyone.
This information is provided courtesy of CCD Law.
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