A line of cyclists stopped along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, with water bodies on both sides of the trail. People using binoculars for bird watching.

Take a Spring Ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Stretching across the Idaho Panhandle for 73.2 miles, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is a great spring and early summer ride.

Dirt area of a park with a mountain biking instructor demonstrating a skill with a bike to a group of students.

Take a Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Whether you’re a beginner or want to hone some advanced mountain biking skills, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance is offering clinics this spring and summer to fit all abilities and skill levels.

Two bikers pedaling on a trail through a meadow in a forest in North Idaho.

ROW Adventures Adds Rail Trail Biking Tours

ROW Adventures now offers fully-guided bike tours of Inland Northwest rail trails. Guided trips include meal stops, support van, and comfortable hotel lodging each night.

Two women on bikes, wearing clothing gear and helmets, smiling at the camera, surrounded by other cyclists during Spokane Valley's Cycle Celebration.

Cycle Celebration Returns: July 25, 2021

Riders of all abilities are invited to enjoy a scenic ride during Cycle Celebration, July 25, 2021, an event that great for families, kids, and less-experienced riders of all ages.


12 Close-To-Home Warm Weather Adventures

When you don’t have time for a full out-of-town trip or you just need a quick adventure fix, try a variation on one of these local gems recommended by OTO publisher Derrick Knowles.

Two hikers on a trail in the Kettle Crest Range -- wearing backpacks and using trekking poles. Forested mountain side with peaks in the distance. Sunny, blue sky with clouds.

32 Spring & Summer Inland NW Trip Ideas

Inland Northwest trip ideas for North Idaho and Washington: including the Silver Valley, Lake Pend Oreille, Salmon River Canyons (ID); and Kettle River Country, Pend Oreille River, and Lake Roosevelt (WA).

Illustration of a mom biking with a child sitting behind her, arms outstretched and having fun.

Tales from Bike Town

Everyday Cyclist columnist Justin Short explains what it might take for Spokane to become a wholehearted bike town that is safe, convenient, and easily navigable for bikers of all ages and ability levels.

Child running on a treed dirt trail during the Camp Sekani Trail Run event.

Inland NW: Live & Virtual Races, Runs, & Rides in 2021

If you’ve been missing runs or rides with other humans this past year, things are looking up for 2021. While many races, fun runs, and rides are still only offering virtual events (that can still be completed with your own friends or family), there are quite a few live events with some level of COVID safety mitigation planned this year. Sign up for one or more and get outside, be safe, and run, walk, and ride together!

Icy Bike Commuting illustration by Justin Short.

Icy Biking & Winter Commute Challenge

Winter is more adventurous when you’re bike commuting. Join the Icy Bike Winter Commute Challenge, happening every year from Oct. 1 to March 31.

Jane Huang riding a fat bike.

What To Do Outside This Winter

List of favorite winter pastimes from 11 of the region’s most passionate devotees of the great outdoors, to help inspire you to get out there more this winter.

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