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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Getting There: Break-in won’t slow Shacktown’s mission to use bikes to create positive change

Roger Hernandez is still cranking at the Shacktown bike shop downtown, even after thieves made off with $3,000 in bikes, tools and other equipment last week.


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John Hughes is busier than ever and still fretting about making ends meet. That’s because his Detroit-based cycling shop has plenty of customers, just not enough bikes.


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration canceled after false start

Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration’s organizers thought last week they’d scored a victory, when the health district finally gave them the green light to go ahead with their annual bike ride. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Lime scooters return to city streets for first time since pandemic began

The company says its technicians will clean the scooters daily and are encouraging riders to wash their hands or use sanitizer once they reach their destination. Lime has already returned …


Getting There: Colbert bike builder works alone out of his garage, sells his singular bikes around the world

Elephant Bikes are built by one man in a Colbert garage, where Glen Copus turns out bikes known for their idiosyncratic designs and expert craftsmanship. But Copus is disarmingly unpretentious …


Getting There: The 2010s were a great decade for Spokane’s cyclists

In the past 10 years, the city has more than tripled its miles of bikeways and connected parts of town previously impassable on two wheels. With a new batch of …


Lime to prohibit scooters in Riverfront Park, parts of downtown Spokane during Hoopfest weekend

Starting June 28 at 6 p.m. and ending June 30 at 10 p.m., Lime bikes and scooters can’t be checked out or parked in parts of downtown Spokane and Riverfront …


UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019

Getting There: Lime to hit the streets again. No sidewalks, please

For those who still have dollars on their Lime apps, the two-week countdown begins. Lime, the purveyor of those popular, if occasionally bothersome, electric green scooters, will return to Spokane …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Bike Swap shoppers find cheap gear, museum-quality and failed bike-share bikes

Tim Lacey wheeled his newly bought red 1973 Raleigh Olympian bike out of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the hosting grounds for the eighth annual Spokane Bike Swap …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

Pathway closes in Riverfront Park for winter work on future site of Centennial Trail

Construction crews will shut down next week the span of pathway leading from the Howard Street bridge through the Lilac Bowl to the Spokane Convention Center as work continues on …


Spin hits brakes on bike share

The Spin dockless bicycle share program expected to be implemented on the University of Idaho campus and in the city of Moscow next month has skidded to a stop.


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018

Bike lanes and bus stops set to change Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane

Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane will look very different soon, with fewer lanes, redesigned transit stops and bikeways the likes of which Spokane has never seen.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Bikes let Yakima police get closer to public

The officers, wearing body armor, gun belts, bicycle helmets, shorts and black-and-fluorescent-green shirts, pedaled mountain bikes through the business district.


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


Seattle officials consider abandoning bike-share program

Seattle officials are looking at ways to handle the city’s bike sharing program and some say the best option may be to abandon it.


City investment pool loan to help fund East Mission trail bridge

The Centennial Trail is a long ribbon of pavement running through the heart of Spokane with few places where a walker, runner or cyclist has to stop for traffic. Now …


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 …


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 …


Spokane bike swap features plenty of pedals to be peddled

Spring has sprung, and if you’re looking for a bike, then you’re in luck. Beginning today, the fourth annual Spokane Bike Swap and Expo will take over the Spokane County …


Projects to increase, improve routes for cyclists gain support in Spokane

Pavement first came to Spokane in 1893, thanks to cyclists. The path was about 5 feet wide and ran next to Broadway Avenue. Unlike the road it paralleled, the bike …


Spokane begins its construction ‘busy season’

Before you get angry that a section of Northwest Boulevard will be closed for an entire year, count to 10. Actually, count to 43, because that’s how many city of …


Sections of Market Street to be upgraded

The state will kick in another $1.3 million to add sidewalks and sewer to the Market Street corridor, a project that county officials hope to complete by November 2016. Washington’s …


Tips for getting your bike in tune

BOISE – Once upon a time, bikes were pretty simple and durable machines, but as they’ve improved mechanically, they’ve also become more complex. If you want your bike to ride …


From mild to wild, cycling events abound

Bicycling events are like spring wildflowers, sprouting here and there in February and March before bursting into full bloom from April into fall. More than 100 events are scheduled in …


North Division Bike Shop burglarized a second time

The North Divison Bike Shop was hit for the second time in about two weeks, when burglars made off with another $16,000 in Trek bicycles last week.


Cheney-Spokane interchange won’t be done by end of year

Work on a new interchange at U.S. Highway 195 and Cheney-Spokane Road won’t be completed this year as originally anticipated. A contractor working on the $6.4 million construction project is …