Everyday Cyclist

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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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Bugs in teeth bike rider, illustration by Justin Short.

Wind in the Face

By Justin Short The national demand for bikes has taken shop owners by surprise. Just walk into any bike shop across the country and you’ll see evidence …

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Self portrait illustration of cyclist Justin Short.

Bike Friends

By Justin M. Short  As I write this, I’m waiting for a visit from one of my best friends who I met riding a tricycle in a …

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Miles of Opportunity: Gravel Riding in West-central Idaho

Andrew Mentzer, Executive Director of the West Central Mountains Economic Development Council (WCMEDC) and local adventure cyclist Dave Beck pedal south and then west out …

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The Perfect Month: Spokane’s Bike Everywhere in May

If you haven’t even squeezed those skinny, dusty tires yet this spring, your excuses will soon expire. May is Bike Everywhere Month in Spokane, and …

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Cyclist crossing Monroe towards Kendall Yards.

Over the Ice and Through the Snow: Winter Bike Commuting

Inland Northwesterners overwhelmingly adore winter sports. We daydream about hulking piles of the powder many flatlanders dread. When the first flakes fall, we assault mountains …

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Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

Accelerating Spokane’s Cycling Future with Protected “Cycle Tracks”

In a recent comprehensive ranking of the best cities in the U.S. for riding a bicycle, peopleforbikes.org placed Spokane at the bottom of page 8. …

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How to Increase Your Efficiency With a Bike Fit

If you’ve already had the pleasure of having your body’s geometry matched to your favorite people-powered two-wheeler, then you know the gains from a good …

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