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Stories tagged: bicycling


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Man who died bicycling on Mica Peak identified; cause of death is natural

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who died while bicycling in the Mica Peak Conservation Area Sunday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Officials asking for help identifying man who died bicycling on Mica Peak

A man bicycling on Mica Peak Conservation Area was found unresponsive on Sunday and later died, and officials are asking for help identifying him.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

‘A bad day for bicyclists’: Child dies, man seriously injured in separate bike accidents in Pullman

A 60-year-old man was hospitalized and a 6-year-old boy was killed in separate bicycle accidents Sunday in Pullman.


2017: The year outdoors

A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.


Tough tests await bikers at Beacon Hill

Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …


Gear Junkie: Hyban offers affordable helmet at fair price

My quest for passable aesthetics continues in the category of the bike helmet. This month I put a new hard hat to the test.


Legendary biking on North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey trail

For mountain bikers, North Dakota’s Maah Daah Hey Trail is such a treasure that people come from all over to experience it. I drove with friends more than 1,000 miles …


Out & About: bike laws weak in protecting walkers

OUTLAW – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Getting there: Cyclists share the road

A few misconceptions about cycling: Bikes are guests on streets, which are for cars, and they should move out of the way of vehicles. Cyclists don’t pay gas taxes or …


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


Tour de Lentil provides challenging ride through the Palouse

Cycling on the Palouse can feel a little like an epic adventure at sea. Giant, wheat-covered hillsides meet the skyline, looking like golden oceanic swells. You chug upward, cresting that …


Beartooth Highway leads skier, cyclist to Wild West outdoor adventure

Should I ride or ski? Why not do both. That was my conclusion during a visit earlier this season to the fabled Beartooth Highway, America’s most beautiful high-elevation road.


Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports

The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.


July a hot month for bicycling events

June is a tough act to follow for organizers of bicycling events in the Northwest, while July delivers some of the most popular rides of the year – so popular, …


John Wayne rail-trail bike trip delightfully uncrowded

While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …


Gear Junkie: Electric Fat Bike offers a powerful ride

Fat tires and a motor make a new bike a veritable monster truck. The Electric Fat Bike, sold by Defiant Bicycles, is a niche offering that rides faster than anything …


Gear Junkie: New tool for biking after dark

It may look like a prop from a sci-fi flic. But the Lumos helmet is a new tool for bikers who find themselves out after dark.


Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle

Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …


Spring weather brings on bicycling events

Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable …


Canada’s lesser-known national parks good bet during 150th anniversary

It’s Canada’s turn to celebrate its national parks. As part of Canada 150 – the country’s sesquicentennial – admission is free in all national parks. For Americans, a car-camping trip …


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 …


Basic bike tune-up brings clunker to life

I’m glad there are no potholes in Spokane, because springtime is here again and it’s time to break out my bike and go for a ride. I have a cool …


Gear Junkie: Measuring motion for cyclists

A drone hovers, filming the action. Cyclists race past, rocketing around a giant track. It’s a Thursday night in Los Angeles, and I’ve been invited to witness a product purported …


Field Reports: Montana lawmaker’s ‘joke’ targets touring bicyclists

A Montana lawmaker is being criticized for inflicting his disdain for bicyclists on a bill tackling the serious issue of aquatic invasive species that have been detected in Montana waters.


Bikes 2017: April events waken the masses to a new bicycling season

The bicycling season in the Inland Northwest kicks off in a big way in April. Hard-core road bikers already have hundreds of miles on their legs by this time, sometimes …


Out & About: Spokane Bike Swap boosts Centennial Trail

It’s prime time to sell or buy to downsize or expand and upgrade your bicycle fleet at the annual Spokane Bike Swap & Expo set for Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. …