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Escape Winter on the Odessa-Lake Creek Trail

The Ice Age floods left behind some interesting landscape features to ride. // Photo: Derrick Knowles

Most years there are plenty of places to find snow-free singletrack in the Spokane area come March, and sometimes even all winter long, but this year you may need to travel a bit to find ridable early-season dirt. Or maybe ...

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Sweet Deals on Wheels

Your new bike is waiting for you at the Spokane Bike Swap! // Photo courtesy of The Spokane Bike Swap.

The Spokane Bike Swap on April 8 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center will bring together everything riders need to prepare for a year of biking. More than a thousand new and used bikes for sale priced anywhere ...

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Inland NW Race, Ride & Event Guide

Riding along Lake Pend Oreille in the Chafe 150.

The Inland Northwest has no shortage of amazing races, rides and outdoor events for runners, walkers, road and mountain bikers, and triathletes. Many support deserving causes and all offer fun, unique experiences that motivate us to be more active and ...

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Local Mountain Bikers Should Take This Survey

Photo: Justin Short

Dig out your phone and take five minutes right now to complete a survey about mountain biking in the Spokane area put together by Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance. Eastern Washington’s mountain bike advocacy organization wants to know what you ...

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Mountain Bike Guiding Service Expands to Spokane

Photo: Derrick Knowles

Airbnb is one of the world’s fastest-growing companies, disrupting the entire hotel industry in its wake. Its popularity lies in offering renters the opportunity to experience towns and cities around the world via unique accommodations that let them feel like ...

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Mojo Cyclery Opens in Spokane Valley


If you live or ride in the Valley, there’s a new bike shop on the scene. Mojo Cyclery, a full-service bicycle shop specializing in bike repair, fits, and sales opened earlier this winter at 1405 N. Argonne Road, just south ...

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

Ammi 2017

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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