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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness

A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.


Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center

A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new


Priest Lake State Park cabins well located bargain for winter sports enthusiasts

On a whim last month, Dan DeRuyter loaded his fat-tired snow bike and drove from Spokane to Priest Lake, where he found a little piece of heaven off the East …


“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits

Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …


Greg Siple, cofounder of Adventure Cycling, pedals into retirement

Greg Siple, cofounder of Adventure Cycling, pedals into retirement A pioneer of thc American cycling movement retires after five decades of service


Plan now for summer recreation permits, reservations

Some of the most coveted summer outdoor adventures and camping opportunities across the USA and Canada need to be planned in the chill of winter. The first wave of Pacific …


Dedicated cyclist gears up to coast through winter

Winter isn’t an offseason for dedicated bicyclists. While recreational riders might be training for spring indoors on rollers, delivery and messenger service riders are still finding two wheels the most …


Idaho birder’s list focuses on species spotted from bicycle

Tom McCabe, of Boise, meets a reporter in a parking lot and offers his “30-bird guarantee.” About 4 1/2 hours and 18 miles later, he came through with 30 species …


New Zealanders join Lance Armstrong in early morning ride

Several hundred cyclists turned out Tuesday for an early morning ride with Lance Armstrong, who is in New Zealand to film a commercial for a local brewery.


Field reports: Ferry County trail on governor’s radar

Another segment of the Ferry County Rail Trail was smoothe-surfaced last month, bringing the improved sections along Curlew Lake and the Kettle River north of Curlew to 12.5 miles.


Lezyne Pressure Drive gets bikers pumped up

Air in the tires keeps you rolling down the road. But how it gets there, and how fast you can fix a flat, is a key concern for riders on …


Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut

WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …


Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling

Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.


The Gear Junkie: NiteRider Sentinel 40 adds to biking safety at night

Biking after dark should not be taken lightly. But with the right gear night rides are manageable and mostly safe.


Bicyclist, rescue dog find freedom on East Side rail trail

A globe-circling bicyclist says he never considered either riding a rail trail or touring through Eastern Washington – his backyard – until he and his wife rescued a painfully timid …


John Wayne Pioneer Trail plan has support from across the state

The Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail was organized in 2016 shortly after the 2015 Washington Legislature nearly gave the rail trail away to adjacent East Side landowners.


In brief: Latah Trail improvements have cyclists pumped

A bicycle repair station has been installed on the Latah Trail, an Idaho rail trail between Moscow and Troy, funded by the Latah County Board of Realtors.


Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions

A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.


Out & About: Birder tops 753 species for ‘Big Year’ record

An American ex-pat who resides in Australia was in Washington state recently when he pushed his list to 753 and broke the record for the number of bird species tallied …


Bicycling events abound in August

Some of the best organized bicycling events of the season are coming up around the Inland Northwest. August is a time to ride, and a last chance to plan and …


Minnesota woman, 77: Long-distance biking ‘sets my soul free’

Hauling down the California coast on a Trek 400 bike, Lin Bruce tried to forget the pain pounding in her 60-year-old body. She had never ridden a bike more than …


Field Reports: Outdoor workshop for women only

Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop presented by


Rich Landers: Publishing outdoors stories can be risky business

Should newspapers print photos of bicyclists without helmets? Or run a story about a blind girl with a wish to shoot a bear? Or feature wake skiers that ride a …


Over-the-hill biking group has rule: ‘Never pedal uphill’

After receiving the invitation to bicycle with the North Idaho Over-the-Hill Downhillers, I had just one day to train. I went home, checked the brakes on my mountain bike and …


Out & About: More on rail trails… Psycho doe

The S-R’s June 26 feature on regional rail trails stopped short of a full fare. While it mentioned the


Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered 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. The second …


Field Reports: Idaho fire salvage to close some forest roads

PUBLIC LANDS – About 52 miles of roads in the 2015 Tower Fire area west of Priest River drainage remain closed for safety as salvage logging is scheduled to begin …


Bicycling events treat cyclists in July

July is a fine month for bicycling. Every cyclist should be tuned up and the sky’s the limit. The region has plenty of organized events this month to test that …


Mount Spokane Park Road closing for summer construction

The summer closure of the Mount Spokane State Park Road, which is set to start around July 11, is required for safety during road repairs and resurfacing, says Steve Christensen, …


Ferry tale of a trail: Ferry County residents chip in for rail-trail project

When it comes to rail-trail projects, Ferry County is like the little engine that could. Ten years ago the budget-challenged northeastern Washington county and its 7,500 mostly rural residents were …