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Volunteer Magic

Photo of volunteers by Hank Greer.

Spokane has no shortage of cycling events. It’s great to have diverse options, but with so many to choose from, how can Spokane support them all? Well, it requires more than attendance. What goes on behind the scenes to make ...

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Time to Close the Gap

Photo of female bikers.

Look no further than Spokane streets, bike shops and riding clubs for evidence of the massive gender imbalance across the nation in bicycling. Why don’t more women ride? Well, it’s complicated. Yet, it’s everyone’s problem. When fewer women bike, public ...

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Bike Everywhere in May with Friends

Photo of Spokane Bike to Work Week kickoff party.

May has long been nationally recognized as “Bike Month” thanks to the League of American Bicyclists. This includes Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, and a whole host of bike-centric activities. Cyclists who hang up their spokes for ...

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The Washington Bikes PAC

Photo overlooking grain elevators along the JWT.

As this year’s legislative session enters its final month, Alex Alston, state policy director at Washington Bikes, recaps the statewide bike-related bills and budget proposals she sees as top priority this year. The advocacy arm of Washington Bikes, called Washington ...

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Sweet Deals on Wheels

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

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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Coffee Roboto Tricycle Offers Pour-Over Drinks Year-Round

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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Finding a Bike on Craigslist

The weird world of Craigslist holds a ton of potential for finding a great bike on a budget — but buyer beware: Your seller probably won’t cough up a refund if you’re unhappy with your purchase. Local bike aficionado Bradley ...

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Biking Your Way to Pokémon GO Domination

Look into your phone screen, and the city around you transforms into a land of magical creatures. You, an elite trainer on one of three worldwide teams, capture these creatures and build a fighting force to help your team reach ...

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Sweat

Many people struggle to wrap their minds around the logistics of bike commuting to work — and it often boils down to dealing with sweat. Commuting by bike makes your entire day better. It wakes up your brain, gets your ...

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