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Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace

Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.


Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace

Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …


Gear Junkie: Hyban offers affordable helmet at fair price

My quest for passable aesthetics continues in the category of the bike helmet. This month I put a new hard hat to the test.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

On the sunny side: Ideas to help families get outdoors this fall

Fall’s shortening daylight hours pinches time families have around busy schedules to get outdoors for healthy activities. There are ways to gain back some bursts of time for sun and …


Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers

TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail

A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites

Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.


Kristin Armstrong, Idaho’s Olympic champion, discusses drive, determination

If there is one characteristic that separates the highest of high achievers from everyone else, even naturally gifted individuals, it’s a belief life doesn’t just happen. Life is what you …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

Solid run puts Chris Froome back in control in Spanish Vuelta

Chris Froome has retaken control of the Spanish Vuelta with a solid run in a stage won by Belgian rider Sander Armee. Froome struggled in the difficult climb of Los …


Miguel Angel Lopez wins 15th Vuelta stage, Chris Froome keeps lead

Colombian rider Miguel Angel Lopez won the mountainous 15th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, while Tour de France winner Chris Froome tacked a few seconds onto his overall …


Chris Froome wins 9th stage, increases Spanish Vuelta lead

Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.


Chris Froome increases Vuelta lead as Julian Alaphilippe wins Stage 8

XORRET DE CATI, Spain – Chris Froome made a strong charge in the final climb to increase his overall Spanish Vuelta lead in Saturday’s eighth stage, which was won by …


Chris Froome keeps his lead after Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage

Slovene rider Matej Mohoric has comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta’s longest stage and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead. Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and …


Touring Iowa by bicycle – the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa

Time stood still. Mile after mile of scorching highway, filled with bicyclists, heads down, grinding away amid the shimmering heat waves. Fun was long gone, burned away by relentless sun …


Yves Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train

Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing …


Field reports: Northern pike expanding in Lake Roosevelt

Despite a tribal gillnetting effort and a sportfishing bounty, non-native northern pike continue their downstream invasion of the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt.


BMC Racing wins team time trial to open Spanish Vuelta

Team BMC Racing has won the time trial that opened the Spanish Vuelta. Australian rider Rohan Dennis crossed the line first to take the overall lead. Tour de France winner …


Tour de Lentil provides challenging ride through the Palouse

Cycling on the Palouse can feel a little like an epic adventure at sea. Giant, wheat-covered hillsides meet the skyline, looking like golden oceanic swells. You chug upward, cresting that …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Washington boy struck by vehicle says helmet saved his life

Except for some bumps and bruises, a few stitches and a hairline fracture, an Onalaska boy’s life is getting back to normal after being hit by a car while riding …


Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France victory was his hardest and most fulfilling

After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater …


Chris Froome eyes Tour de France greatness after sealing win No. 4

Chris Froome stands on the doorstep of the Tour de France’s greatest champions.


Taste of the Tour: The Tour’s perfectly timed fish soup

Soup, the signature dish of the venue for Stage 20, Marseille, could hardly be better timed.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Ahead of last Tour fight, Boasson Hagen’s homework pays off

Edvald Boasson Hagen did his homework on the finish of Stage 19 and it paid for his first victory on this Tour de France after two second-place finishes. Going right …


Mountain bikers ride, work, camp in annual Kettle Range gathering

Washington mountain bikers convened in the Kettle River Range last week in a traditional service-group recipe for getting things done: Work hard and play even harder.


Taste of the Tour: Nostradamus and braised beef in Provence

No more mountains. It’s with great relief that Tour de France riders return in the plains on Friday after two days of pain and suffering in the Alps. The peloton …


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 12:22 p.m.

The Alps behind him, Chris Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

In a giant step toward what would be his fourth Tour de France crown Chris Froome came out of the high Alps on Thursday with the yellow jersey still firmly …


Taste of the Tour: The Izoard pass and an Alpine fortress

For the first time in the race history, a Tour de France stage will finish at the summit of the legendary Col d’Izoard. Unfortunately for riders, oxygen masks are banned …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

Fabio Aru falters, Chris Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

Chris Froome took a big step toward a fourth Tour de France crown by not succumbing to attacks as the race scaled its highest peak Wednesday on Stage 17. Fabio …


Taste of the Tour: The Alps, more than some can chew

Both for Tour de France riders and for gastronomes, the race’s entry Wednesday into the Alps presents a big challenge. The mountains are the highest of this Tour and could …