Stories tagged: mountain biking
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 4 p.m.
Jane Patten took this photo of Linea Jantz riding on Mount Spokane’s Trail 140. Colorful fireweed lines the trail.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 4:06 p.m.
Family of otters takes up residence near Cheney.
Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Silver Mountain Bike Park is set to open on Saturday. Silver Mountain Bike Park features two lifts, including North America’s longest single-stage gondola and 3,400 feet of vertical drop.
Sun., May 19, 2019, 6 a.m.
After 20 years of nonstop pedaling, Spokane’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race will take a final lap next weekend.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 6 a.m.
Sunny, warm days are a nice respite for recreationists of all kinds. But in one way, they’ve caused problems. Trails have been damaged by users in recent days, according to …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
He’d driven by the statues of the horses numerous times, crisscrossing Washington as he often does for work. One of those times, a few years ago, an idea started to …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
With the blunt and honest self-reflection unique to teenagers, Ben Pino, 15, summarized what many Spokane-area mountain bikers must have felt last week as fires burned the Beacon Hill and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
The fires that burned more than 100 acres of land, destroyed at least one home and forced hundreds of evacuations will also impact the local mountain biking community.
Mon., June 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
REI has given $15,000 in grants toward mountain biking and climbing projects in the Spokane area.
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
One person is dead and another has been injured in a cougar attack in North Bend.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:37 p.m.
Law enforcement officials said a 38-year-old man has died after crashing his mountain bike in the Boise foothills and into a steep gulch.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:55 a.m.
Area mountain bike enthusiasts will get a long-desired amenity this spring.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
BIKING – Evergreen East’s mountain bike classes are now opening for registration. Certified bike coaches will teach mountain biking specific skills and techniques. The classes are suitable for absolute beginners …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Oregon is teeming with adventure-seeking cyclists, so the idea of biking across the state is not a new one. But the idea of off-road biking across the state on a …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
With world-class hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and whitewater accessibility, Leavenworth is being rediscovered as an outdoor recreation Mecca by people who once dismissed it as a kitschy Bavarian-themed roadside …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Portions of Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails will be temporarily closed this month as well as this fall during two Avista projects related to rebuilding the 70-year-old transmission line that …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
I should warn my readers that the events herein were performed by advanced, expert relationshippers. I know this because I’ve spent a small fortune on therapy over the years and …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Local freestyle mountain bike legend Skye Schillhammer’s heart still belongs to Spokane’s riding community
A little less than a decade ago, Skye Schillhammer arrived in Spokane with hopes of completing his college degree. A novice mountain biker at the time, little did he know …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mountain bikers have been applying acquired expertise and skill to a new trail at Saltese Uplands Conservation area in Spokane Valley.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Thu., May 4, 2017
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 …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Members of a local mountain biking group that devotes a lot of time to trail building and maintenance is asking other cyclists to take the high road in choosing ride …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
The Kalispell mountain biker killed by a grizzly bear outside of Glacier National Park last year was going at a high rate of speed into a collision that triggered the …