Monday, June 17, 2013

Bike Happenings

The Spokane Bicycle Club has rides 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. Check their web site for updates. If needed, a cancellation will be posted at least one hour before the meeting time.

Spokane Rocket Velo has rides scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Check their site for details.

The Baddlands Racing Club has another evening of racing in their Twilight Series at 6:00 pm, Tuesday. This one is the Radiant Lake road race.

This Bike Life has a road ride on Thursday and a mountain bike ride on Friday. Both are at 6:00 pm. Check their Facebook page for details.

Spokane Summer Parkways will be in the Comstock/Manito neighborhood at 6:00-9:00 pm, on Wednesday, June 19. There is a bicycle decorating contest at 7:00 pm. Let's hope the weather holds.

The second to the last race in the Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Series, sponsored by Mountain View Cyclery 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. 

Riverside Alley Rats are having a Race Pace Alley Rat on Saturday, June 22. Meet at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park at 8:00 pm. Race starts at 8:30. The word is there are several checkpoints and probably more than one hill climb.

The last prom this year. FBC Spokane will hold it's penultimate ride on Sunday, June 23, and it's a Prom Ride. Dress up nice and meet at The Swamp at 7:00 pm.

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

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

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 Saturday, 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 

Women on Wheels has rides. Check their Facebook page for details.

In the not too distant future:

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.
Midnight Century 2012
The Midnight Century is Saturday, Aug 3. This year the start is at The Elk in Browne's Addition, but finish across the river at Central Food. Chef David Blaine, the guy who started this crazy ride, will have the place open for breakfast.

Spokefest is scheduled for Sep 8 and registration is open.

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