May is bike everywhere month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Inland Northwest this year.
Coeur d’Alene Events and Rides
Coeur d’Alene has a great line-up of events and rides for Lake City cyclists. Find the full schedule with event and ride details here: Cdaid.org/852/departments/parks/trails-main/bike-to-work-week.
- May 15: Bike to Work Week Kickoff Pancake Breakfast at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Wilma Lot, from 7-9 a.m.
- May 19: Bike to Work Day morning ride energizer stations from 7-9 a.m. at several locations around CDA.
- May 19: Bike to Work Day post-ride celebration from 4-7 p.m. at Taphouse Unchained.
- May 5: Full Moon Ride from 7-10 p.m.
- May 6: The Lake City Bicycle Collective Ride
- May 12: Ride to Art Walk
- May 13: The Firehouse Ride
- May 14: Mother’s Day Ride
- May 17: Music Conservatory Ride
- May 21: Hilly Nilly Gravel Series
- May 24: Vertical Earth Ride
Spokane Events and Rides
Spokane’s festivities are put on by volunteers with the Spokane Bicycle Club and include Bike to School Day (May 3), Bike to Work Week (May 15-21), National Bike to Work Day (May 19), themed group rides, and an end-of-the-month party. Check out the impressive schedule of events and all the details here: Spokanebicycleclub.org/SpokaneBikes
- May 1: Ben Burr Trail ride & knitting klatch. A 7-mile bike tour of three natural areas on southside, plus Ben Burr Trail (south end). Finish at a coffee shop to knit and discuss biking.
- May 3: Bike to School Day.
- May 3: Appleway Trail to Centennial Trail ride in Spokane Valley.
- May 4: Children of the Sun ride in north Spokane. Ride the Children of the Sun Trail to the northern terminus at Wandermere Center.
- May 6, 13, and 20: E-bikes 101: Intro to e-bike riding in north Spokane. Come learn and experience the wonderful world of e-bike riding. E-bikes from North Division Bicycle will be available for those who want to give it a try, followed by a group ride for those with e-bikes.
- May 7: Bloomsday Bike Corral. Free, secure bike parking for Bloomsday participants who want to ride to the race.
- May 11: Bike and Hike. Short but hilly ride to Dishman Hills, followed by a short but scenic hike.
- May 14: Mothers’ Day Bike Ride & Library Browse. Ride on the Centennial Trail, quiet streets, Riverfront Park paths and bridges followed by stop at Central Library for snacks and book browsing.
- May 15-21: Bike to Work Week. Kick it off with a free pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. in Riverfront Park on Monday.
- May 15: Spokane Bicycle Club Meeting.
- May 17: Ride of Silence. Ride in Riverfront Park to remember cyclists killed on the road in the downtown area.
- May 18: Latah Creek Trail Ride. Explore little-known trails in the Highbridge Park area and hear about future plans for the area.
- May 19: National Bike to Work Day. Energizer stations with snacks and coffee provided around the city.
- May 21: Bike Tour of Historic Corbin Park Neighborhood.
- May 24: Ben Burr to University Ride.
- May 27: E-bikes 101: Intro to e-bike riding on the South Hill. Come learn and experience the wonderful world of e-bike riding. E-bikes from Wheel Sport will be available for those who want to give it a try, followed by a group ride for those with their own bikes.
- May 28: South Hill Natural Areas. Tour five natural areas in south Spokane.
- May 31: Bike Everywhere Wrap-up Party. Bring your own picnic dinner (drinks and dessert provided) to the Manito Park north gazebo. (OTO)