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Stories tagged: mountain biking


Mountain bikers urged to avoid rutting trails

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

Mauled mountain biker riding fast when attacked by grizzly

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 …


Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness

A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.


Landers: Diana Roberts gently motivated action on Spokane’s South Hill Bluff trails

Diana Roberts knew from her background and training and her recreation on the South Hill trails that the bluffs didn’t just need a weed management plan, they needed a holistic …


Boulder-White Clouds wilderness area preserves scope and beauty of the region

In August 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation protecting 275,665 acres of the Boulder-White Clouds region as wilderness, ending decades of debate over what should become of the remote central …


Out & About: Steelhead outlook grim in Snake system

Fishing for the normally reliable run of steelhead that return to the Snake, Salmon and Grande Ronde rivers could be tough this fall.


Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports

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. The second …


Colville Forest plan will ration recreation on 1.1 million acres

Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft …


Landers: Good reads inspire outdoor pursuits

The gift of books, old-school as that might sound, is still a sure-fire option for Father’s Day. There’s an outdoors-type book out there for every type of dad, including those …


Diamond in the rough: Mica Peak Conservation Area transitioning to public use

The Federal Aviation Administration’s white navigational radar dome has drawn attention to the summit of Mica Peak since it was built by the Air Force in the 1950s. Now the …


Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse

OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …


Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies

Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …


Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest

A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Outdoor writing runner-up: The Chase

The secluded mountain road ends in the shadow of looming evergreen trees, the iconic giants that forge Washington’s beauty. As the car comes to a stop, a flurry of preparation …


Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits

The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …


Inland Northwest hikers, bikers should be in their glory in October

Autumn offers some of the best opportunities for Inland Northwest hiking and biking.


Elkhorn Crest Trail in northeast Oregon is a unique pathway

BAKER CITY – Views across the length of northeast Oregon feel almost commonplace on the Elkhorn Crest Trail, one of the highest and most unique pathways in the state. The …


Volunteers clean up, widen area trails

About 100 volunteers turned out last Sunday to brave the heat and dust as they put their muscle into upgrading Trail 100 in Riverside State Park. The National Trails Day …


Ammi Midstokke: Round-the-clock solo ride comes with dose of wisdom

For a moment, I was gifted with flight. Just before then I had been riding my bike. But now I was flying through the night air. Before I was able …


24 Hours Round the Clock featured teams, solos, kids events

Of the 669 riders in this year’s 24 Hours Round the Clock mountain bike race, most shared the work in teams of two to 10. But 30 were solo riders. …


User’s guide to Mount Spokane unlocks park’s secrets

The biggest peak in Spokane’s backyard is so familiar, yet so unknown. The number of people informed that it was Mount Baldy before being renamed Mount Spokane in 1912 could …


2015 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2015 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Scabland trails: Smell of sage lures hikers, bikers in March

Great horned owlettes are hatching, coyotes are denning and rattlesnakes are still groggy – all signals that it’s prime time to hike, bike or ride a horse through the sagebrush …


Landers: Volunteers serve as unheralded heroes of our trails

With little fanfare this season, volunteers packing saws, brush cutters and Pulaskis made our piece of heaven a better place. The trails they built or maintained in county conservation areas, …


Snow blocks some mountain roads

Snow is still plugging mountain roads and Forest Service crews are just working their way through projects left by the ravages of winter. The basic rule: Check websites or call …


Route of the Hiawatha set for Saturday opening

The Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail near Lookout Pass is set to open for the 2014 summer season on Saturday. The 15-mile route for mountain biking or hiking follows a …


Dropping down: Mountain bikers take to Upriver Drive area

Mountain bikers from across the Pacific Northwest converged on the Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani Park trail complex on Upriver Drive last weekend. They were there to kick off the spring riding …


2014 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2014 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Spokane County trails plan updated

An update to the 2008 Spokane County Regional Trails Plan will help integrate routes for walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists and equestrians into planning and development as the population grows, officials …


Seasons transition at Mount Spokane; summit road closing

Mount Spokane State Park rangers and volunteers are busy as the fall colors begin to show in the foliage and a hint of the coming winter season is in the …