Here’s reminder that you can ride your bike to Bloomsday and park it for free, thanks to the Spokane Bicycle Club:
Bloomsday Bike Corral – Sunday May 2, 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The Spokane Bicycle Club is looking for corral users, also for volunteers to man the corral. For the 16th year, the Spokane Bicycle Club will be hosting free, attended bike parking in Riverfront Park during Bloomsday. We set up a fenced area just south of the old YMCA. Bloomsday attendees can park with us, and count on their bikes not being stolen or vandalized while they are out doing the race. It’s that simple. Corral users are most grateful for our assistance and it is positive free publicity for our club. (more…)
This just in the from the Lilac Bloomsday Association:
HEPKURUI AND HARROUFI HEADLINE TOUGH BLOOMSDAY FIELD
Joan Samuelson to join over 50,000 runners, joggers & walkers
Spokane, WA—The world’s best runners and wheelchair racers will be
converging on Spokane, Washington, this Sunday for the 34th running of
the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Two-time Bloomsday champion Lineth Chepkurui of
Kenya and Moroccan star Ridouane Harroufi headline the field, while
running legend Joan Samuelson will join the competition and no doubt
show 50,000 runners, joggers and how fast a 52-year-old can travel 12
Chepkurui is the woman to beat as she chases her third consecutive
Bloomsday title. Only two women in Bloomsday’s history have accomplished
this feat: Jane Omoro of Kenya (’98, ’99, and ‘00) and Anne Audain of
New Zealand (’81, ’82, and ’83). (more…)
Can we make this the biggest year ever for Spokane Bike to Work? See the press release below:
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Bike to Work Week: May 16-22
Spokane, WA – Registration for Bike To Work Week 2010 is now open. This popular
annual bike commuting celebration is packed with events and will take place May 16-22, 2010.
Last year’s participants can update their records by signing in on the home page,
www.biketoworkspokane.org. New registrants will create a record at http://bit.ly/BTWS2010. (more…)
Photo by Jon Jonckers.
Shame on you if you missed the Spokane River Kickoff at Corbin Park in Post Falls this past weekend. The weather was fabulous, and the event was a lot of fun. The bad news is you missed the initial Hydrotherapy Session of the year and the FREE Barbecue. The good news is that Mountain Goat Outfitters and Mountain Gear are starting their on-the-water canoe and kayak demos in the coming weeks. The demos vary depending on weather or other outdoor-related engagements, but don’t miss your chance to test-before-you-buy a canoe or kayak. Contact either paddle-specialty shop for their upcoming paddling events.
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The bridge at Bowl and Pitcher. Photo courtesy Riverside State Park.
Want to help keep up Spokane’s favorite trail? REI is helping organize a volunteer event this Saturday at Riverside State Park.
Spokane REI — Volunteer and Give Back: 8th Annual Unveil the Trail
Cycling, Dog friendly, Family, Kids
Event Location: Bowl and Pitch Overlook, Mile 30 of the Centennial Trail
Event Fee: Free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)
Partner Organization: Friends of the Centennial Trail
Description: Join the Friends of the Centennial Trail and other Adopt a Mile group volunteers as we give the Centennial Trail its 8th Annual spring-clean up! REI will be cleaning mile 30 in Riverside State Park. Meet at the Bowl and Pitcher overlook on the Centennial Trail at 9AM. Bring your favorite garden gloves, rake, broom and trash bags. Remember to dress for April weather and bring a camera!
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Believe it or Silver Mt. is still getting good new snow. We just got in this press release:
Once again, Silver is the region’s last ski mountain to remain OPEN. Best of all, advance lift tickets for Silver Saturday are ONLY $19 while supplies last.
We’ve had 4″ of fresh snow this week and our grooming team will be working hard to lay down lots of their legendary corduroy. Saturday’s forecast calls for a high near 50 so it will be excellent spring skiing and riding! (more…)
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All photos courtesy of Charlie Greenwood.
If you haven’t had a chance to attend this awesome event it is put on by Josh over at Time Bomb (711 N. Monroe) and Davids’ Pizza (829 E. Boone)–two awesome bike positive businesses. The ride starts at the The Elk in Browne’s addition and goes through Riverfront Park to David’s Pizza. Here’s some great pics from the April ride. (more…)
The Mayor Verner along with council members Waldref and Snyder and others helped kick off Pedestrian Safety Week this morning at the Saranac building in downtown Spokane. Here’s the press release from the city:
Traffic Awareness & Pedestrian Safety Week Set for April 9 – 18
Help improve public safety by participating in the 12th annual Traffic Awareness & Pedestrian Safety Week, April 9 to 18. Hosted by the Community Assembly’s Pedestrian, Transportation and Traffic Committee, this week will be kicked off by Mayor Mary Verner and members of the City Council at an event at the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 9. (more…)
Image courtesy of Clean Air Lawn Care.
Did you know the City of Spokane has a great program to recognize sustainable business practices? It’s called the SMART program (Sustainable Management of Assets Resources and Technology). Businesses can be recognized in the following areas: Energy Efficiency, Pollution Prevention, Renewable Energy, Waste Reduction, Water Conservation, Green Building, and Transportation.
One of our OTM advertisers, Clean Air Lawn Care, was recently recognized. Here’s their press release:
Clean Air Lawn Care Recognized by City of Spokane’s SMART Business Program
Spokane, WA – Clean Air Lawn Care of Spokane has been awarded recognition by the City of Spokane’s SMART Business program at the participant level in Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Waste Reduction and Transportation. Clean Air Lawn Care was also recognized as an innovator for outstanding achievement in the categories of Renewable Energy, Green Building and Pollution Prevention.
Clean Air Lawn Care actively works with residential and commercial properties to reduce consumption of our resources and prevent excessive pollution all while remaining competitively priced. (more…)
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World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day – Spokane
Saturday – April 24, 2010
Manito Park – Corner of 18th Ave. & Grand Blvd
World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day is global event celebrated in over 60 nations and thousands of cities. With the recognition of the health benefits of T’ai Chi and Qigong by many major health organizations, by “Time” magazine, and as publicized by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz, this ancient art is being embraced by more and more people around the world.
Spokane’s World Tai Chi Day event will be held at Manito Park @ 10:00am, Saturday, April 24th – Corner of 18th Ave. & Grand Boulevard. T’ai Chi groups from the Spokane and North Idaho areas will be practicing as one community. Everyone is welcome to join in this healing movement or just observe the beauty of it. (more…)
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