Month: June 2020

A person in a construction machine, clearing a trail.

Pandemic Doesn’t Slow Trail Building

Thankfully many mountain bike trail builders have a hard time sitting still. While much of Washington State was shut down this spring due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some trail work continued at many of the Spokane region’s popular riding areas. Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance president Chris Conley says that while the organization’s official work parties had …

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Person biking down a paved forest trail.

Trail Building Starts at New Wallace Bike Park

The new owners of Wallace, Idaho-based Silver Streak Zipline Tours aren’t letting any grass grow under their feet after purchasing the zip tour operation last year. Stemming from Waco, Texas, owners Scott and Gina Haney and their crew of trail builders are already hard at work on the next chapter of their outdoor adventure business: the construction …

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A kid biking along a lake trail.

Trail Etiquette

Some of us have been struggling more than others with social distancing in the outdoors. Like that group walking side-by-side down the middle of the Centennial Trail that seem insulted by the ring of a bike bell or “on your left” shout out. Or the runner who passes so close on a wide trail that his panting thunders in your ears and the smell of laundry detergent or cologne lingers unnervingly long. And how about the cyclist who blows by you on …

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Two people laying in hammocks outside.

SPOvid-19 Local Adventure: Biking & Urban Hammocking

By Alison Bender, professor of Recreation and Leisure Services at EWU To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and Leisure Services Program in partnership with Out There Outdoors has created the SPOvid-19 Local Adventure Series. Episode 4 – Biking & …

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