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July a hot month for bicycling events

June is a tough act to follow for organizers of bicycling events in the Northwest, while July delivers some of the most popular rides of the year – so popular, …


John Wayne rail-trail bike trip delightfully uncrowded

While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …


Tom Dumoulin wins dramatic 100th Giro d’Italia

Tom Dumoulin won the 100th Giro d’Italia in dramatic fashion Sunday, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial.


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

Van Garderen wins 18th stage, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead

Tejay van Garderen claimed his first Grand Tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday. Van Garderen, of …


Spring weather brings on bicycling events

Bicycling events are cranking up in a big way this week. The Spokane Bicycle Club is inviting the public on free weekday and weekend rides to become familiar with enjoyable …


Tom Dumoulin keeps Giro lead despite nature break in 16th stage

BORMIO, Italy – Tom Dumoulin’s overall lead in the Giro d’Italia was drastically reduced in the race’s toughest stage on Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of …


Bob Jungels wins 15th stage of Giro d’Italia

Bob Jungels took a sprint ahead of several overall favorites to win the crash-filled 15th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Sunday, while Tom Dumoulin had six seconds shaved off …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:49 a.m.

Fernando Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia

Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria sprinted to his fourth stage victory at the Giro d’Italia in his Grand Tour debut. Gaviria came from the back and around the right side of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:46 a.m.

Fernando Gaviria claims his 3rd Giro stage win, Tom Dumoulin keeps lead

Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d’Italia to claim his third victory of the race. Gaviria edged out Italian rival …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Dumoulin dominates ‘wine trial’ to take Giro d’Italia lead

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin has dominated an individual time trial through Umbria’s winemaking region to take the pink jersey after the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia. Dumoulin, who also …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Gorka Izaguirre wins stage, Bob Jungels keeps Giro lead despite crash

Spanish rider Gorka Izaguirre profits from a crash on the short but steep concluding climb to win the eighth stage of the Giro d’Italia while Bob Jungels holds on to …


Defending champ Megan Guarnier wins Tour of California opener

Defending champion Megan Guarnier won the opening stage of the women’s Tour of California, pulling away from a reduced bunch on the final uphill climb to the finish. Boels-Dolmans teammate …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

Silvan Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro, Bob Jungels retains lead

Silvan Dillier won from an early breakaway to take the sixth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Thursday while Bob Jungels retained the overall lead. Dillier opened up his sprint …


Victorious Coryn Rivera heads home for Tour of California

Coryn Rivera has already won twice on the Women’s WorldTour. Now, the young rider for Team Sunweb will have a chance to show off in front of her home fans …


Fernando Gaviria sprints to 2nd Giro d’Italia victory on 5th stage

Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria has won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia to claim his second victory of this year’s race. Quick-Step teammate …


Slovenia’s Jan Polanc wins Giro fourth stage

Slovenian rider Jan Polanc has won stage four of the Giro d’Italia on the summit of Mount Etna. The UAE Team Emirates rider, who also won a mountain stage in …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Andre Greipel wins 2nd stage of Giro to move into overall lead

Andre Greipel of Germany won a bunch sprint to take the second stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday and the pink jersey for the first time. Greipel edged out …


Ammi Midstokke: Magellan and other seekers of the scenic route

The back way, as we grew up calling these things, was the unknown route, the exploratory bushwhack, the I-might-not-be-home-for-dinner way to get from point A to point B. If my …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Lukas Postlberger wins opening Giro stage in dream debut

Lukas Postlberger had a dream Grand Tour debut as the Austrian surprisingly won the opening stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia to claim the pink jersey on Friday. Victory was …


How Duluth became the outdoor capital of the Midwest

Finally, we reached the top of the hill, sweaty and panting. The sun had broken through the haze and the city below sloped lazily toward the blue mass of Lake …


Nairo Quintana kicks off attempt at rare Giro-Tour double

Nairo Quintana is attempting to do what Alberto Contador couldn’t. The Colombian is bidding to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Giro d’Italia and …


Basic bike tune-up brings clunker to life

I’m glad there are no potholes in Spokane, because springtime is here again and it’s time to break out my bike and go for a ride. I have a cool …


Gear Junkie: Measuring motion for cyclists

A drone hovers, filming the action. Cyclists race past, rocketing around a giant track. It’s a Thursday night in Los Angeles, and I’ve been invited to witness a product purported …


Denis Dmitriev among 3 Russian medalists in world championships

Denis Dmitriev became the first individual Russian male world champion in indoor cycling when he defeated the Netherlands’ Harrie Lavresen in the sprint race at the world track cycling championships …


Kristina Vogel wins every heat for her 3rd world sprint cycling gold

Olympic champion Kristina Vogel won her third sprint cycling world championship on Friday even after the second heat of her final had to be restarted at the Hong Kong Velodrome. …


Australia defends its world title in men’s team pursuit, U.S. women retain their crown

Australia defended its title in the men’s team pursuit on Thursday at the world track cycling championships. The Olympic silver medalists beat last year’s runner-up New Zealand in the final …


Russia and New Zealand win gold at track cycling worlds

Russia and New Zealand won the first gold medals at world track cycling championships Wednesday. The top-ranked Russian women won their second world title in the team sprint. The New …


Bikes 2017: April events waken the masses to a new bicycling season

The bicycling season in the Inland Northwest kicks off in a big way in April. Hard-core road bikers already have hundreds of miles on their legs by this time, sometimes …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Field Reports: More help needed to maintain national forest trails

The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets.


Walla Walla is all about reds, whites and the Blues

Hey snow-sick Spokane: It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter. Need an escape? Spring comes early to Walla Walla, where you can take a hike amid the wildflowers, go on …