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Stories tagged: biking

Tour Deshais: For cyclist, mountain stretch a daunting game of peak-a-boo

NEWHALEM, Washington – Around every turn, the sentinel mountains of the North Cascades grow bigger and taunt me. Mount Despair.

Tour Deshais: Reporter begins bike ride across Washington

ROCKPORT, Wash. – That didn’t take long. About 7 miles after I pulled away from the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, I met Kris Lytton, a legislator in the state House who …

Ammi Midstokke: STOKR serves a slice of heaven

There are not a lot of things for which I’ll get up at 4 a.m., but a slice of pie is one of them. Not just any pie, either, but …

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For 05-07-2015

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For 04-23-2015

User’s guide to Mount Spokane unlocks park’s secrets

The biggest peak in Spokane’s backyard is so familiar, yet so unknown. The number of people informed that it was Mount Baldy before being renamed Mount Spokane in 1912 could …

Recreation calendar

For 04-09-2015

In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches

With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …

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.

Trail opportunities will be revealed on ‘Opening Day’

While “hitting the trail” is a year-round activity for hikers, runners and cyclists, Saturday has been dubbed “Opening Day.” Spokane area groups are riding the coattails of a national event …

Midstokke: Breaking in the biking legs

The trick to breaking in your biking legs in the spring is to not actually break a leg. This proves challenging when most of your winter balance exercise was limited …

Recreation calendar

For 11-13-2014

Fat bikes go where no bicycle has gone before

The first thing people notice: The tires, wider than the forearms of most grown men. Then, the inevitable first question: Where’s the motor? The fat bike – a seemingly typical …

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Couple’s key to bike safety is preparation

After a strong ride with a weekly group, Janet and David Merriman pedaled home, with a detour to check on a friend’s house they were watching. As dusk gathered, they …

Cyclist Cathy Rogers riding electric bike across the U.S. for charity

A Pittsburgh woman has an ace in the hold of her bike for keeping up with her hardcore cyclist husband on a 100-mile-a-day ride across the U.S. Cathy Rogers, 57, …

Out & About: Groups to update ‘State of the Trails’

OUTGOING – The Inland Northwest Trails Coalition has rounded up a dozen local leaders in trails-related efforts for the annual “State of the Trails” presentations Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. …

Older cyclists find ways to compensate

Try as I might, and I admit to not trying too hard, I can’t remember anything from the time my butt lifted off my bicycle seat and I knew the …

Dropping down: Mountain bikers take to Upriver Drive area

Mountain bikers from across the Pacific Northwest converged on the Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani Park trail complex on Upriver Drive last weekend. They were there to kick off the spring riding …

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 …

2014 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2014 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.

Field reports: Program helps you know your GoPro

PHOTOGRAPHY – A free clinic on using a GoPro camera to capture outdoor adventure action is being offered by REI at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The program will focus on …

Popular spring and summer bike rides sell out

Bicyclists can relax until spring before planning most of their 2014 cycling season. But the following popular spring and summer rides sell out so quickly, you have to be planning …

Advance planning required for cabins, lookouts, permits

Snooze and you lose in the quest to bunk in a Forest Service cabin along the St. Joe River, float a prized Idaho wilderness river or backpack through wildly popular …

Spokane County trails plan updated

An update to the 2008 Spokane County Regional Trails Plan will help integrate routes for walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists and equestrians into planning and development as the population grows, officials …

Seasons transition at Mount Spokane; summit road closing

Mount Spokane State Park rangers and volunteers are busy as the fall colors begin to show in the foliage and a hint of the coming winter season is in the …