Everyday Cyclist

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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Bugs in teeth bike rider, illustration by Justin Short.

For the Love of Biking and Wind in the Face

More people starting biking during the pandemic and enjoying the correlating physical, mental, and emotional benefits.

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Swamp of doom bike riding illustration by Justin Short.

Bikepacking Odyssey Across Washington State

Justin M. Short, the new Everyday Cyclist columnist, shares about his Cross-Washington Mountain Bike Race experience in May 2019.

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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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