July 2009

Upcoming 3-Day Bike Tour

August 1-3 is the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Ride over Snoqualmie, Blewett & Stevens passes in this 3-day, 172-mile fully supported tour. The tour benefits the Child Abuse Intervention department at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Find more information at www.courageclassic.org or call (253) 403-4374.

Newbie Trail Opens at Schweitzer

Schweitzer Mountain Resort has officially opened its new beginner downhill mountain bike trail, The Beargrass Trail.  The 4-ft-wide beginner downhill trail rides six-and-a-half miles from summit to village at an average grade of 6%. For information on mountain bike rentals and biking events at Schweitzer, visit www.schweitzer.com or call 208.255.3081.

The Beaver Solution

Behold, the Lands Council’s new proposition for storing Spring runoff water. The concept for this viral video came from OTM‘s Jon Snyder and the video was created by Klundt Hosmer and Hamilton Studios. The Lands Council has done an amazing job of communicating this creative environmental solution. Way to go!

Learn to Leave No Trace

The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation department is offering a Leave No Trace workshop for outdoor enthusiasts. The program teaches how to reduce environmental impact while hiking, camping and enjoying other outdoor recreation activities. Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Time: 6vpm Location: REI classroom Cost: $19 per person Registration deadline: August 11th Only 14 …

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