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Valleyfest Cycle Celebration
July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pmVaries-in description
It’s time to break out your biking gear and give your bike a tune up! The annual Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration presented by Valleyfest is set for Sunday, July 28. The bicycle tour of Spokane Valley has been a community fixture since it began in 2013 and is a great way to explore what our area has to offer.
Less experienced cyclists can pick the 10-mile route while more experienced riders can choose between 25- and 50-mile rides. All rides begin and end at the North Centennial Trailhead across from Mirabeau Point Park at 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. Parking is available immediately west of the park.
The 50-mile “Hills Around the Valley” ride, which loops as far north as Mead and includes a few challenging hills, begins at 8 a.m. The 25-mile “Adventure Ride” runs mostly south of Spokane Valley and kicks off at 9 a.m. The 10-mile “Family Friendly” ride is an easy route that follows the Centennial Trail to the Barker Trailhead and back, offering great scenic views of the Spokane River. It starts at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is $29 for adults and $15 for riders ages 13-17 and includes a dry fit t-shirt and a box lunch. Kids age 12 and under are free and will receive a cotton t-shirt and a box lunch. The registration deadline is July 16. Corporate Teams, which consists of 4 members will cost $100. Visit cyclecelebration.com to sign up.
Riders can pick up their packets on Saturday, July 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center at 2426 N. Discovery Place. Packets can also be picked up the morning of the ride from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Mirabeau Point Park.
Riders must keep safety in mind, since the routes will not be closed to cars or, in the case of the Centennial Trail, pedestrians and other trail users. Riders will be required to wear a helmet and sign a waiver and kids under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife!
There will be a medical team at Mirabeau Point Park along with the representatives from the Bike Hub to provide last minute fixes and mechanical support. Spokane County SCOPE will provide traffic control at some intersections. There will be comfort stations set up on the longer routes that will provide bathrooms, food and water.