Everyday Cyclist

Illustration of a cyclist carrying his mountain bike across a muddyl-colored river while a big-eyed alligator in the water and a green snake curled around a tree branch watch him.

Smash the Winter Cycling Blues

Everyday Cyclist columnist Justin Short shares how some riders cope with winter riding conditions and about his latest bikepacking adventure.

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Illustration of a person fatbiking on a snow covered trail.

Winter Fatbike Racing: The Pursuit of Ultra Fatness

Long-distance winter fatbike racing is grueling, but that’s why some riders say they do it. Meet Inland NW bikers who embrace the challenge.

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Illustration of author/cyclist slurping a huckleberry milkshake while sitting on a tree stump with mountain bike, loaded with panniers and bikepacking gear, leaning against stump.

Fall Bikepacking Rambles, From Idaho to Montana

Everyday Cyclist: Justin M. Short shares shoulder season rambles about his fall bikepacking adventure in north Idaho and western Montana.

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Illustration of a cyclist riding with a gas mask on his face to protect from wildfire smoke.

Smoke Season Riding

I left my house a couple of hours before dawn. It was my 47th birthday, and I thought it would be a great idea to …

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Illustration of a mountainn biker grinding up a mountain.

Aiming High on the Cross-Washington MTB Race

Everyday Cyclist columnist details his experience completing the 2021 Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Race (XWA).

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Illustration of a biker pedaling a Smart Trainer stationary bike as a virtual race.

Virtual Riding & Other Pandemic Cycling Spectacles

During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people started cycling, purchased bikes, and participated in virtual rides and races.

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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.

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Energetic guy snow biking illustration by Justin Short.

Kmart Bike Shaped Object

Everyday Cyclist Column: Justin Short reflects on his first bike and the beginning of his lifelong obsession with bikes and bike-riding.

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Illustration by Justin Short of a man flying a kite on a mountain ledge.

Pedaling Public Land

My wife, Lynn, and I moved to Spokane in 2012. Having emptied the moving truck the previous night, I went on a morning constitutional on …

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