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Out & About: Bikers to kick off May events with pancakes

OUTPEDAL – Since 2011, Spokane has celebrated May as the perfect month for cycling, with Bike to Work Week. This year, the celebration is being renamed and extended to cover the entire month of May, says Sally Phillips of the Spokane Bicycle Club. The effort is geared to getting people to pedal more and drive less, for physical fitness and reducing traffic and parking congestion well as for the general good of the planet.

Bike Anywhere Week kicks off with free breakfast in park on Monday

CYCLING – The 2016 version of Bike to Work Week kicks off in Spokane on Monday morning with a free breakfast and expanded encouragement to "Bike Everywhere." Mountain Gear and Roast House Coffee once again will energize bike commuters by providing breakfast fuel -- pancakes...

Online registry should help police return stolen bicycles to owners

Since bikes were invented, bikes have been stolen. Returning bicycles to their rightful owners may get a bit easier in Spokane, thanks to a new online tool the city unveiled this week in conjunction with Bike to Work Week, called SpokaneBikeID.org.

City starts sidewalk, curb upgrades to increase transit access

Transit riders in Spokane are going to benefit from a project this year to add sidewalks and handicapped-accessible curb ramps so they can get to their buses more easily. In all, 139 curb ramps and 1,600 square yards of sidewalk, 75 square yards of pavement patching and other items are part of the work that has just gotten underway, Spokane city officials said.

Expectant mother will still celebrate Bike to Work Week

Haley Cooper-Scott admits she’s a little apprehensive about her plans for Bike to Work Week, which begins Monday. Not about the distance from her Spokane home to her workplace in Hayden, a bit over 45 miles one way. That’ll be a breeze for her, one of the region’s top female triathletes.

Getting There: Fancher Beacon tower taken down

The historic Fancher Beacon tower that once held a powerful rotating light for early aviation is now gone from atop Beacon Hill in east Spokane. Named after Maj. John T. Fancher, the beacon was erected in 1928 just months after his death at an air show in Wenatchee and named in his honor.

Getting There: Work on second corridor circle begins

Construction crews are launching yet another step in the multistage construction of the North Spokane Corridor. Work will start today on a second roundabout on North Freya Street to handle interchange traffic for the southbound lanes just north of Francis Avenue.