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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

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Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside


Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Evolution of a Mountain Sports Town: From Cross-country and Alpine Skiing to Snowshoeing and Fat Biking, Winthrop Caters to Active Winter Travelers

Photo: Aaron Theisen.

The Methow Valley, on the sunny east slope of the North Cascades, grew up in relative isolation—the paved North Cascades Highway was only completed in 1972—and seems to have developed its own pace of life. It could have been different. ...

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5 Winter Adventures in Whitefish, Montana

Downtown Whitefish with views of Whitefish Mountain Resort in the distance.   © ChuckHaney.com (Sponsored Post)

Located in Northwest Montana, Whitefish is a winter getaway paradise. Downhill skiing or snowboarding? Check. Snowshoe in Glacier National Park? Check. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride followed by a home-cooked chili dinner? Yummy check! Whatever your adventure style, Whitefish has ...

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Rolling a Fatty: One More Way to Love Winter

Fat biking near Schweitzer Mountain Resort. // Photo: Ammi Midstokke.

As a bike aficionado, I’m not exactly hard to convince that I need another bike. Apparently owning a bike for every type of cycling in all kinds of conditions is an affliction that many bike lovers suffer (although perhaps the ...

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A Kinder, More Sustainable Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

OTM's New Year's resolution: get out and ride more. // Photo: Bradley Bleck

A few years ago, my doctor cornered me about the smoking habit I’d held onto since college. “It’s more addictive than heroin, you know. It’s really bad for you, you know.” I knew. Alas, guilting one’s captive into giving up ...

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Northwest Snow/Fat Bike Events

Photo: Ammi Midstokke

Northwest Fat Bike Meetup, Methow Valley (January 14-15) A weekend of informal group rides (Pearrygin Lake State Park Saturday and the Methow Trails system Sunday), fat bike demos and social opportunities that attracted over 100 fat bike riders last year. ...

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Spokane’s Historic “Cycling Wall” Unveiled at Wheel Sport

A blast from the past uncovered at Wheel Sport on Division. // Photo: Elena Gardner

“I quit $3.75 an hour to work here,” reads a message scrawled on the recently unveiled historic cycling wall at Wheel Sport Bicycles on Division Street in Spokane. The quote, along with the many other messages and signatures, serve as ...

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Coffee Roboto Tricycle Offers Pour-Over Drinks Year-Round

Coffee on wheels courtesy of Coffee Roboto. // Photo: S. Michal Bennett

When Michal and Young Bennett decided to open a mobile coffee shop in Coeur d’Alene, they searched worldwide for a rig that could haul themselves and their stuff — and transform into a storefront wherever they went. Naturally, they bought ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Biking


This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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