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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Doomsday Hill open for Bloomsday, but city construction projects will reroute Spokefest

Mile five. Doomsday Hill. The vulture. All things that are part of everyone’s least favorite section of the Bloomsday Run. For those hoping the course will be diverted around Doomsday …


Lee: Veteran coach has Sandpoint girls playing for each other

Bill Bender was minding his business, enjoying retired life in Sandpoint from 41 years in education and coaching when his wife brought home an application for a coaching position two …


SpokeFest draws cyclists from miles around

If kids today are afflicted by inactivity, there was no evidence of that Sunday at Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Tots, tweens and teens were well-represented at SpokeFest, the cycling celebration that …


Teen with Down syndrome masters two-wheeler so she can ride Spokefest

On a recent bike ride with friends and family, Stephanie Traver yelled, “I’m ready for Spokefest!” This is no small feat, considering she couldn’t even ride a bike a month …


Young, old, fast and slow turn out for fifth SpokeFest

They pedaled bicycles and tricycles. They rode tandem. They pulled baby trailers or had toddlers riding in a back seat. Just about every mode of pedal transportation was in evidence …


Getting There: Summer street parties offer fitness activities

Spokane Summer Parkways returns to the streets later this month for the first of three celebrations of human-powered transportation. Last year’s two inaugural events drew nearly 2,500 people, and organizers …


SpokeFest draws more than 2,000 cyclists – and a gorilla

Bill Bender’s fingerprints are all over SpokeFest, and SpokeFest fingerprints are all over him – or at least his hands. The event organizer posts himself in front of the event’s …


SpokeFest benefits bicycling

While many organized cycling events raise money for worthy causes such as medical research and ski patrols, Spokane’s SpokeFest bicycling event seeks only to promote bicycling and the health and …