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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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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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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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Finding a Bike on Craigslist

Mark Simonds cruises the internet for a Cruiser. // Photo: Erika Prin Simonds.

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

Eli Swanson pauses while hunting pokethings. // Photo: Erika Prins Simonds.

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

Illustration: Erika Prins Simonds.

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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Tip of the Helmet to Hank Greer

Changing of the EDC guard - goodbye Hank, hello Erika. // Photo courtesy of Erika Prins Simonds

I ride my bike to get around. I ride to feel the sun on my face and the thrill of whizzing past awesome scenery. Plus, the gnats that fly into my mouth on the trail are packed with protein. I ...

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Bike Racks Just Make Sense

Well used bike racks at the Elk Public House in Browne's Addition. Photos: Hank Greer

Bike Everywhere Month has passed, and perhaps you got caught up in the spirit and decided to use a bicycle occasionally. You went to the grocery store. Or you and your children rode to an ice cream parlor. Or you ...

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Hand-Built Wheels Put Cyclists in the Right Direction

Larsen demonstrates how to use a dish tool to check the rim is centered on the hub. // Photo: Hank Greer.

No sooner do I lean my bike against the fence than Matt Larsen glances down and says, “Your tires are on backwards.” Sure enough, when I mounted my tires, I overlooked the arrow pointing out the intended rotational direction. Leave ...

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