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Saturday, December 14, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Mount Spokane trail plan to accommodate downhill cycling

New efforts to accommodate mountain biking are included in a Mount Spokane State Park revised trails plan recently released for public comment. The plan identifies 76 miles of multi-use trails …


Downtown loop adds bikes to flow

Sara Stime bikes to work every now and again. A couple of days a week, she throws her bike in her car and drives down Sunset Hill to Browne’s Addition, …


Out & About: Off-roaders trash wet forest meadows

OUTLAWS – Off-road vehicle users in recent weeks have trashed wetlands and meadows in several notable areas of the Okanogan, Colville, Idaho Panhandle and Nez Perce-Clearwater national forests, officials say. …


Mountain bikers try to stay their course on Beacon Hill

Downhill mountain bikers in Spokane have been on a decade-long roller coaster of mostly uphill battles in carving their signature into Beacon Hill. The latest challenges include private development plans …


Saturday’s kid-focused event includes bike tune-ups, adjustments

Summer Parkways – the nonprofit groups that organizes giant car-free street parties where neighbors can bicycle and walk in the streets – is starting the season early with a child-focused …


Downhill mountain bikers challenge trail planning at Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane State Park staff and volunteers didn’t understand the gravity of the situation during recent years of planning and work to reroute multiuse trails. A niche of mountain bikers …


Field reports: Volunteers spiff up Spokane River, Dishman Hills

OUTSTANDING – Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day in a big way last weekend with hard-working turnouts for two major annual events: • Dishman Hills Service Day – About 60 …


Out & About: Mount Spokane cyclists surveyed

Great family outdoor trips Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.


Field reports: Centennial Trail gets TLC

TRAILS – Volunteers are gathering all along the Spokane River Centennial Trail on Saturday to wail on weeds, pick up litter and sweep it clean. To join the group, and …


Bikers put bright ‘eyes’ on their tail

As bike gear goes, illumination is one category where I go all out. For safety while riding on roads in the evening or at night, I’m going to be that …


Escure Ranch closes after vandals cause $5,000 in damage

A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague, Wash., has been closed as the agency repairs about $5,000 in damage caused by vandals. …


New gear stands out at Outdoor Retailer

More than 1,000 brands and 20,000 attendees: The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered a peek at the future of gear. The Gear …


The Gear Junkie offers tips for winter bicycling

Be it for fun or utility on a daily commute to work or school, bicycling does not need to end when the snow flies. I have ridden year ’round in …


Washington Trails volunteers clear way for hikers, bikers

A group of volunteers has blazed the way for hikers and bikers to enjoy the burst of autumn colors in the Iller Creek Conservation Area. The Washington Trails Association has …


Boy loses fingers in BMX race at Dwight Merkel

An 8-year-old boy lost five fingers on two hands when they were crushed by a starting gate last Wednesday at the BMX bicycle track at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


‘Round the Clock’ bike race attracts all levels

Armed with tents, headlights, sleeping bags, bicycles and maybe even some beer, hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts and their families kicked off a weekend of camping and bicycle riding Saturday at …


Bike gives Aylward a leg up as Ironman nears

Tom Aylward speeds off on his bike into the Rathdrum Prairie wind, accelerating quickly, determined not to let his training partners catch him. In the past month, the 62-year-old’s biking …


Volunteers have created wildly popular trail system on bluff

For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area …


Dutiful Doo-Crew relieves South Hill bluff of waste

A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest …


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 …


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 …


Ski areas transform into super summer bike destinations

It’s a downhill thrill, only without the bulky winter gear, strapped-on sleds, or packed powder. To a growing crowd of downhill thrill seekers, Silver Mountain is gaining a reputation far …


Rail route tunnels saved lives in big fire

One of the most popular recreation areas in North Idaho is the Route of the Hiawatha, a 15-mile biking and hiking trail on the abandoned roadbed of the Chicago, Milwaukee, …


Spokane supports more bike routes and events

Lori Arpin sees them riding by constantly near her Hangman Valley home. “We have so many bicyclists going by – like flocks,” said Arpin, who likes to ride a bike …


Along for the ride

Parenting 3-year-old twin boys hasn’t tamed Teri Tucker’s endurance-sports lifestyle. A versatile baby buggy has given the Spokane mom freedom to keep her fitness edge with her kids in tow. …