Month: March 2019

Yoga practitioners at Spokatopia

Bigger & Better: Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Expands to 2 Days

Our region’s biggest outdoor adventure festival, Spokatopia, is expanding to a two-day event in 2019. Mark your calendars (and ready your camping gear) for July 13-14. Located at Camp Sekani Park in Spokane, Wash., the festival celebrates all that is good in summer outdoor recreation. Spokatopia has become one of the biggest bike demo events …

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Two-Wheel Teaching: NE Washington Youth MTB Teams

“Mountain biking is the vehicle we use to help kids grow into healthy, empowered adults, through positive outdoor experiences,” says Lisa Miller, executive director of the Washington Student Cycling League, which offers a statewide team mountain biking program for student-athletes in grades 6-12. Currently, the league’s northeast Washington region has 100 student-athletes and 8 co-ed …

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Happy Trails: The Final Year for Spokane’s 24 Hour MTB Race 

“Across the country, 24-hour races have been disappearing, so we feel lucky to have kept our event alive as long as we have,” says Wendy Zupan, co-owner of Round and Round Productions, with Gino Lisiecki. Declining participation numbers and retiring key volunteers were some of the reasons for their decision. “At its peak in 2011, …

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Doing It For A Cause: Spring Dash 3k Helps North Idaho Families

Every April, United Way of North Idaho (UWNI) hosts its Spring Dash in Coeur d’Alene. Last year, there were 875 participants and this year’s goal is to have over 1,000 runners and walkers. “Spring Dash helps with our two primary focus areas: our Community Care Fund and our Community Understanding projects,” says Mark Tucker, executive …

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Yoga practitioners at Spokatopia

Inland NW Race, Ride, & Event Guide 2019: Outdoorsy Events

Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show (March 21-24): Gear and resources for fishing and boating, hunting, backpacking, and shooting sports. Takes place at Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds; proceeds benefit Inland Northwest Wildlife Council and conservation projects. Free admission for kids age 6 and younger. Northwest Pet Expo (March 30): A pet lover’s paradise at the Spokane County …

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Inland NW Race, Ride, & Event Guide 2019: Watersports/Swimming

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Watersports Demo (July 13-14): Try a wide range of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and other watersports equipment at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River or sign up for a clinic to have a guide show you the ropes. All part of the Spokatopia festival with live music, bike demos, and other outdoor …

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Inland NW Race, Ride, & Event Guide 2019: Triathlon/Multisport

Leadman Triathlon (April 20): Organized by Kellogg Rotary Club, and based at Silver Mountain Resort, this adventure course event for solo or team competitors begins on Kellogg Peak and includes skiing/snowboarding, mountain biking, and running.   Ski to Sea (May 26): A multi-sport relay adventure race for teams of 3-8 people starts at Mt. Baker …

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