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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 …


24-hour bike ride rallies community to help fight cystinosis

When they first established a foundation in honor of their son who is fighting a rare genetic disease, Brian and Tricia Sturgis never imagined their efforts would not only raise …


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 …


Late-summer bicycling events roll into October

There’s no reason to lose the cycling edge you honed this season as summer freewheels into autumn. Cycling events of some sort for a wide range of abilities are scheduled …


Federal probe puts Armstrong foundation in difficult spot

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong has overcome cancer, rival cyclists and nagging allegations of doping to become one of the world’s best-paid athletes and sought-after pitchmen. He’s also turned the …


Contador captures third Tour

PARIS – Alberto Contador stood atop the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday for the third time in four years, struggling to rein in his emotions as Spain’s …


Lance Armstrong’s finale no triumph

PARIS – Lance Armstrong didn’t want to go out this way. In his final Tour de France, the seven-time champion popped a tire, crashed and struggled up the mountains. Worse, …


Contador doesn’t falter

COL DU TOURMALET, France – Alberto Contador never wavered. Under a blistering attack from Andy Schleck, the Spaniard tightened his grip on a third Tour de France title in four …


Armstrong hires criminal defense attorney

NEW YORK – Lance Armstrong said hiring a criminal defense lawyer in the face of a federal investigation for possible fraud and doping violations is merely a matter of protecting …


Mishaps dominate Tour de France

PARIS – It may be that the winner of the 2010 Tour de France will be the only rider not to have crashed, fallen ill or suffered a mechanical breakdown. …


Armstrong fails to win stage 16

PAU, France – In his final days of his final Tour de France, Lance Armstrong showed some of the old fire. The seven-time champion, knowing full well he no longer …


Armstrong crash hands chance to Leipheimer

MORZINE, France – On this first 2010 Tour de France rest day, Lance Armstrong rode a historic Alps climb, the Col de Joux Plane, one of the steepest of cycling’s …


Armstrong all but done

Cycling: Lance Armstrong says his hopes of an eighth Tour de France victory are “finished” after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an …


Cavendish breaks through

MONTARGIS, France – Britain’s Mark Cavendish broke down in tears after winning the fifth stage of the Tour de France Thursday for his first victory in this year’s race. Defending …


Armstrong struggles at Tour de France

ARENBERG, France – Lance Armstrong’s hopes for victory in his final Tour de France hit a setback Tuesday when a burst tire cost him time during a jarring stage over …


Crashes shake up Tour de France

SPA, Belgium – On a day of chaos and crashes, riders tumbled like dominoes in the rain and littered the road in a scene Lance Armstrong called “surreal.” The seven-time …


Will drives Armstrong

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Lance Armstrong heads into his last Tour de France intent on winning a record eighth title and motivated by former teammate Floyd Landis’ accusations that he used …


Armstrong says one last Tour

Cycling: Lance Armstrong has posted on his Twitter page this year’s Tour de France will be his last. “It’s been a great ride. Looking forward to 3 great weeks,” Armstrong …


Landis’ delayed admission shouldn’t stain Armstrong

Should you buy a used confession from this man? The short answer: not all of it.


Bike ride emphasizes safety and sharing roadways

Ted Chauvin wasn’t able to bike to work this week. In fact, he isn’t able to ride at all. The cyclist was on a training ride April 15 in preparation …


As Bike to Work Week begins, cycling advocate weighs in

A blogger once called John Speare “the czar of Spokane bicycle riding.” It’s not a claim he would make himself. That’s not how he rolls. He likes team efforts. But …


Time to tour

The pedaling season is shifting into high as organizers gear up for mass bicycle tours throughout the Northwest. Most of these tours are fundraisers that feature great food, with cyclists …


Small group bike tours

Spokane Parks and Recreation Department has a long list of excellent guided group bicycle tours from spring through fall at a modest cost and sometimes complete with van support and …


2011 bicycling events

Listings of top cycling tours and races in the region for 2011.


Cycling events in September, beyond

A list of coming cycling events around the Northwest.


Armstrong hangs tough

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France – Lance Armstrong mustered one of his strongest showings yet at this Tour de France on Tuesday, a dazzling burst of acceleration from yesteryear that allowed him to …


Lance ready for hills

VITTEL, France – Lance Armstrong is ready to climb again, ready to leave the pack at the Tour de France after days of flat riding that belonged to sprinters. After …


Farrar just misses in Tour de France

SAINT-FARGEAU, France – While Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador put aside their rivalry in Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France, Tyler Farrar almost became the first American rider …


Tour riders up in arms

ISSOUDUN, France – The tension is clear between teammates Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong. That’s nothing, however, compared to the anger many riders feel toward Tour de France organizers. On …


Fans cheer Farrar’s rise to Tour fame

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. – Local restaurateur Craig Still was in a brew pub in Billings, Mont., a little while back when he was asked the question he loves to answer. …