Everyday Cyclist

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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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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Black silhouette of pine trees at night.

Mayhem and Madness on the Midnight Century Bike Ride

The Midnight Century (MC) is a legendary Spokane bike ride that begins, as one might expect, at the stroke of midnight at The Elk in …

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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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