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UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 7:01 a.m.

Admit it, some Spokane cyclists are jerks

How are Spokane bike riders similar to the leadership of the National Rifle Association?


1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicle collides with cyclists in Idaho Falls

IONA, Idaho – Authorities say one cyclist died and another was critically injured after a vehicle collided with them while they were riding in a group in the Idaho Falls …


CdA family going car-free says it’s doable with planning

Eight years ago, Geoff Carr and Mollie Murray’s 2003 Kia Spectra was totaled in a parking lot collision. They sold it for scrap, and their driveway has been empty ever …


Harassment still a road threat for cyclists

When it comes to biking on the road, Jenni Gaertner rides by the rules. She straps on a helmet, wears reflective clothing, goes with the flow of traffic and is …


Lilac City Twilight Criterium bike races return to downtown

Don’t try to talk to Spokane Rocket Velo President Alan Jacob on the day of the Lilac City Twilight Criterium. He’s got dozens of racing cyclists, nearly a mile of …


Amputee riding for Spokane boy

LARAMIE, Wyo. – A man without arms is crossing Wyoming on a cross-country bicycle tour to raise money for a boy born without hands or forearms. Hector Picard lost his …


Getting There: Spokane urged to fight ‘ugly’ signs

The president of the Scenic America organization has a message for the Inland Northwest: Make your cities as beautiful as they can be. Mary Tracy was in Spokane last week …


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 …


Initial bike event draws varied crowd with its deals

About 1,300 bicyclists – experienced and novice, young and old – descended on the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Saturday to buy, sell and trade bikes at what …


City Council backs ‘complete streets’ rules

The Spokane City Council late Monday, in the last meeting before four of the members will be replaced, voted 5-2 in favor of a “complete streets” ordinance.


Suspect pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old woman accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist was arraigned on a felony charge Monday in Spokane County Superior Court. Megan C. Skillingstad pleaded not guilty …


Suspect in fatal hit-and-run bike crash pleads not guilty

An 18-year-old woman accused of a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist was arraigned on a felony charge today in Spokane County Superior Court.


Hit-and-run questions linger

For Helen Widener, the days haven’t gotten easier. When Spokane police first identified a suspect in the hit-and-run crash that led to the death of her husband, Dennis Widener, last …


Suspect in hit-and-run identified

A suspect has been identified in a June hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old bicyclist’s death. Spokane police on Friday seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old …


Suspect identified in crash that killed bicyclist

A suspect has been identified in a hit-and-run crash that led to a 66-year-old Spokane man’s death. Police today seized a 1996 Nissan Sentra that they believe 18-year-old Megan C. …


Paths proliferate for bicyclists, but fatalities haunt region

The death last month of a Spokane bicycle commuter – the third bicycling fatality in the city in less than a year – underscores the stakes in the ongoing transformation …


Riders from Sandpoint focus on autism

For the past 12 years, David and Lisa Barth, of Sandpoint, have cocooned around their small family, maxed out with the day-to-day challenge and joy of raising an autistic son. …


Driver sentenced in cyclist’s death

A Washington state motorist has been sentenced to a year in prison following a crash that killed a cyclist and injured a runner competing in a relay race in North …


Crash between bike, minivan closes downtown streets

A crash between a bicyclist and a minivan has closed the intersection of 4th Avenue and Lincoln Street.


Getting There: Road-sharing just got easier

The Howard Street corridor in Spokane from Fourth Avenue to Buckeye Street is being turned into a bicycle route. In addition, a bicycle loop is being marked off in the …


Despite death, Spokane to Sandpoint race will continue

Organizers of a relay run from Spokane to Sandpoint say there was little they could have done to prevent an accident that killed a Greenacres woman over the weekend. The …


Bicyclist injured in crash with truck

A bicyclist was rushed to a hospital after being hit by a truck Sunday in downtown Spokane. Few details were available, but the collision occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at …


One dead after driver hits pair at relay race

A driver on Saturday struck a pair of participants in the Spokane to Sandpoint relay, killing one and seriously injuring the other. Patricia Lambie, 46, of Greenacres, died after being …


‘Disparaging remarks’ led to Valley hit and run

A driver sought in a Spokane Valley hit-and-run crash that injured a bicyclist has turned himself in to police.


Bicyclist seriously injured after car hits him

A bicyclist on Cheney-Plaza Road was seriously injured Thursday evening when he was struck by a car in the southbound lane of the road two miles south of Cheney.


Bicyclist hit by car south of Cheney

A 36-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured Thursday when he was hit by a car while riding about two miles south of Cheney.


Council votes to look into ‘complete streets’

Bike lanes, improved sidewalks and other transportation amenities will get a renewed focus in the city of Spokane. The Spokane City Council agreed Monday to direct city workers to “identify …


Family mourns bicyclist killed in crash

David Squires had been riding his bike for years. He didn’t drive, and his 18-speed bicycle was the longtime electrician’s way of getting around Spokane. Squires, 56, was riding that …


Bicyclist’s family: Death ‘just too tragic’

The bicyclist killed Monday in downtown Spokane was an electrician and father of six known for his sense of humor.


Driver arrested after cyclist fatally injured in Spokane

A driver in Spokane was arrested late Monday night after fleeing the scene of a fatal collision with a bicyclist at Division Street and Sprague Avenue downtown