Month: May 2018

Explore Your Happy Place at Island Lake Lodge

New hiking trail – Goldilocks After two years of sweat and perseverance, the trail crew has finished a dramatic new alpine hiking trail at Island Lake Lodge near Fernie, BC. Goldilocks is a loop extension off the existing Spineback trail and takes hikers through breathtaking peaks, valleys and alpine wildflowers. Leave right from the doors of …

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Protect Your Melon—Be Proactive about Head Injury while Cycling

When I was in elementary school, a man demonstrated the importance of helmet safety by dropping a watermelon on the concrete. It was a convincing— if a bit dramatic—way to remind us to protect our heads, and to teach us that head injuries go beyond concussions. Head injuries can also refer to abrasions, facial trauma, …

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Spokane Bike People: Monica & Rick Bates

“My greatest challenge is trying to keep up with Monica and all the other riders on Strava,” says Rick Bates, 56. Cycling with his wife for the past 8 years (they’ve been together since they were teenagers), he says he most enjoys seeing “the beautiful country that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, and spending quality time …

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