Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bike Happenings

Spokane is a busy cycling city.

One of the Riverside State Park centennial events being held at the Bowl and Pitcher this Saturday is a Bike Rodeo hosted by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Eastern Washington Chapter at 3:30 pm. No Discovery Pass required during the centennial celebrations that day.

The Spokane Bicycle Club has a ride scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday (ladies only), Thursday, and Saturday.

Believers on Mountain Bikes has a mountain bike ride at Riverside State Park at 6:00 pm on Tuesday. Email for more info.

Spokane Rocket Velo has rides scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Check their site for details. For your racing pleasure, they have the Spokane Riverbend Crit in Post Falls on Sunday, June 9.

The Baddlands Racing Club has another evening of racing in their Twilight Series at 6:00 pm, Tuesday at the Spokane County Raceway.

This Bike Life has a mountain bike ride on Wednesday and a road ride on Thursday. Check their Facebook page for details.

The fifth race in the Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Series, sponsored by Wheel Sport South, is this Wednesday at Riverside State Park. Registration starts at 5:00 pm and racing starts at 6:30.

Wheel Sport East has a no-drop shop ride every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. 

Wheel Sport Central has a no-drop road ride on at 6:00 pm every Monday and a mountain bike ride every Wednesday. Check their Facebook page for details.

Fitness Fanatics has a shop ride at 6:00 pm every Thursday.

Two Wheel Transit has a shop road ride Thursday night at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Manito Tap House, 3011 S. Grand Blvd, beforehand. They have another on Saturday morning, at 8:30 am. Again, meet at the Manito Tap House. 

In the not too distant future:

Cancer Patient Care's Loreen Miller Bike Ride is on June 15.

Spokane Summer Parkways is being held in the Comstock/Manito neighborhood at 6:00-9:00 pm, June 19. Included in the fun is a bicycle decorating contest at 7:00 pm.

On June 22, we have the Specialized Test The Best event at Camp Sekani/Beacon Hill where you can check out and ride Specialized mountain bikes.

The FBC will hold it's penultimate ride later this month. It will be a Prom Ride. Stayed tuned to the web site for details.

Belles and Baskets (ladies only) is riding the Centennial Trail to Liberty Lake at 1:00 pm on June 23. Check the Facebook event for details.

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Eastern Washington Chapter is putting on a basic mountain biking skills class  at 10:00 am-1:00 pm on June 22. The fee for the three hour class is $50. The group also has a women's mountain bike clinic on June 29. For questions about either event, contact Chelsey Henry: chelsey at 

The Jedermann Grand Fondo is coming up on July 20. Choose between the 30, 66, and 112 mile routes.

The Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration is set for Sunday, July 28. Check the Facebook event for details.

Spokefest is scheduled for Sep 8 and registration is open.

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