Got this update on Riverside State Park operations from the Fat Tire Trail Riders: Hello, everyone, Because of the economic challenges facing our state and nation, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will need to cut fuel costs and reduce its general expenditures by several million dollars statewide by June 30, 2009.
Malfunction Junction in Missoula, MT // Photo Missoula Independent Here’s a cool piece about Missoula’s most dangerous intersections. (Note: the piece briefly mentions Missoula’s bid for the $50 million 2010 Bike/Ped money. If Missoula get’s funded and we don’t there will be blood.) After reading it I couldn’t shake the the thought Spokane has both
Back in August 2007 did a story on pro-hemp Idaho Republican. Tom Trail champions hemp as a great economic development tool for our region. In today’s USA Today there is a great piece about to North Dakota farmers sueing the government to be able to grow hemp. Check the great Quotes from the Dr. Bronner’s
2008 Spokane Bike to Work Party at the Steam Plant // Photo Jeff Ferguson There is great post today at Cycling Spokane about a November 18 meeting for the Master Bike Plan. Check it out and come to the meeting. The town has a lot of momentum on bike stuff. Let’s keep it up.
First off: vote if you haven’t already. Doesn’t matter if you are in red Idaho or blue Washington, if you don’t vote you forfeit your right to say “I told you so” for the next four years–no matter who wins. There are some really important local races too. If you care about the outdoors the
Picture from Adventure Cycling Association. Check out this cool post on cicle.org about a new national bike trail network in the works. And if you think that ‘s cool head over to the Adventure Cycling Association website. The Missoula, Montana non-profit is offering FREE membership for a limited time. ACA membership gets you a subscription
Fall is in the air, and while that makes most of us want to curl up next to a cozy fire, it invokes a different response from Spokane’s Eddie Isakson. “I feel it getting colder and I keep thinking, ‘I can’t wait to go camping,’” he says. That’s right, Isakson is an avid snow camper.
As a cyclist, late autumn is traditionally a transition time. The short sleeves of summer are long packed away and endless calibration between under-dressing and over-dressing makes for a good distraction from the anticipation of mounting the studded tires. Luckily, there is a growing segment of racing that serves as an even better distraction: cyclocross.