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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bicyclist killed by pickup truck in north Spokane identified

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the woman struck and killed by a pickup truck while riding a bike Wednesday afternoon as Grace K. Gremillion, 26.


Before RVs roll, cyclists own park road

Less than a mile up the road from Avalanche Campground, the roar of a real avalanche overrode the burble of McDonald Creek.


Bike events throughout the summer provide something for everyone

Organized bicycling events in the Inland Northwest in June provide something for everyone, from easy rambles for kids to thigh-busting hill climbs and charity rides with noble goals.


Bike to Work Week puts focus on Spokane’s growing bicycle routes

Bike to Work Week starts Monday with a pancake breakfast in Riverfront Park.


TransAmerica Bicycle Trail is ride of a lifetime

In 2013, my youngest daughter redirected the family discussion on a new chapter in her life with a counterpunch to my parental instincts


Upcoming area bicycling events appeal to the masses

May is a massive month for organized bicycling events in the Inland Northwest. Highlights include Family Adventure mountain biking events at Farragut State Park, Bike to Work Week activities and …


Cyclists celebrate 133 years of touring in Yellowstone Park

Wheelman Frank Lenz, who toured Yellowstone National Park on a “safety bicycle” in 1892, never could have imagined a cycling trip like this: women in pink tutus, men wearing bright …


‘Sufferfest’ climber-filmmaker dusts off for National Geographic Live

Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.


Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies

Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …


Spokane Bike Swap kicks off April cycling events

The bicycling season shifts into another gear this month. After just a couple organized cycling events on the list in March, April sees about 10 and the number climbs to …


Field reports: Nez Perce working to reintroduce condors to Hells Canyon

BIRDS – Idaho’s Nez Perce Tribe has been awarded a $200,000 federal grant to pursue reintroducing California condors in Hells Canyon. The Nez Perce grant is a share of nearly …


Fatbiker is first to pedal 1,000-mile Yukon Quest route

Jeff Oatley, a Fairbanks, Alaska, cyclist has become the first to pedal a frigid course that challenges the continent’s best sled dog teams.


The Gear Junkie: 10 tips for wintertime biking

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Two for the Road: TransAm bike tour bridges generation gap

The crash barely makes the first half-hour of highlights in a conversation about their bicycle tour across the USA.


Sue Lani Madsen: Bicyclists, get smart and drop the urban camouflage

One of the reasons for a relatively high casualty rate among bicyclists involved in traffic accidents became apparent to me on a trip through downtown Spokane this fall – bicycle …


John Wayne Trail irreplaceable asset for Eastern Washington, advocates say

Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.


New technologies gives riders versatility in bike shoes

Faux-leather and shoelaces distinguish the Recon Mixed bike shoes, conjuring up old-school aesthetics that existed before the days of Velcro and carbon-fiber soles.


Inland Northwest hikers, bikers should be in their glory in October

Autumn offers some of the best opportunities for Inland Northwest hiking and biking.


Volunteers use Google Trekker cameras to record area trails for online viewing

The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this …


Reactions vary as Google Trekker records area trails

Most people who encountered Google’s Trekker on Spokane-area trails last weekend smiled and seemed curious. As the device perched on a volunteer hiker’s back was making 360-degree images at Riverside …


Out & About: Radical Reels coming to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene

OUTRAGEOUS – Eight high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, biking, riding, paddling and other white-knuckle pursuits from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to North Idaho. The Radical Reels film tour …


September premier month for organized bike events

September is pure joy for a serious bicyclist. With a full season of in-the-saddle training, you’re ready for anything, champing at the bit to spin away more miles – and …


No barriers

When he first got on a mountain bike 20 years ago, Fred Schmid could barely pedal up the 100-foot hill leading to his house. Today the 82-year-old Schmid logs 200-mile …


Region hosts 100-plus organized bike rides and races throughout the summer

Two organized bicycling events eliminate any excuses cyclists might have for being couch potatoes this weekend. On Saturday, the Jedermann Gran Fondo ( emdesports.com) based out of Cheney may be …


Numerous summer bicycle events set for across the region

June opens the spigot on organized summer bicycling, with roughly 25 events scheduled across the region. This is Bike to Work Month in Coeur d’Alene and the Skeeter Skoot bicycle …


Out & About: Event touts cycling in everday life

OUTPEDAL – Spokane’s annual Bike to Work Week, May 18-22, helps motivate commuters to get on two wheels for benefits that include energy savings, fitness and reducing vehicles on roads …


May is when cycling events really get rolling

Bicycling events really get rolling for the year starting this month. The last weekend in April was just a start, with 550 participants in the 22nd annual Lilac Century and …


Landers: Readers are the gauge for success

Outdoors stories and blogs published by The Spokesman- Review often strike a chord that prompts readers to reflect or react. When I get wind of that, I wave my internal …


Bike season gets rolling early

The 2015 bicycling season is on a roll. The lack of winter snow allowed cyclists to get an early start to hardening their legs and bums for a regional slate …


2015 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2015 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.