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Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration 2022 Offers Scenic Rides and Community Spirit

The 2022 Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration, hosted by Valleyfest, takes place on Sunday, July 31 at Mirabeau Point Park (13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway) in Spokane …

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Young child riding his bike on a dirt pump track at Camp Sekani, with Ponderosa pine trees in the background.

Family Bike Events & Rides in the Inland NW

Biking opportunities for summer 2022 in the Inland NW for families and children, from casual family-ride events to MTB races.

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Cyclist Justin Short on his gravel bike looking tired after riding over 200 miles, 30 miles, with over 17,000 feet of elevation gain.

Surviving the Odyssey of the VOG Bikepacking Race

Justin Short’s trip report about riding Odyssey of the VOG in Oregon, a multi-day 350-mile bikepacking race with 32,000′ elevation gain.

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Youth mountain bike campers practicing riding techniques while riding in a circle over dirt and grass.

Inland NW Summer Adventure Camp Guide

List of summer camps in Washington and Idaho that provide unique, adrenaline-pumping, high-adventure recreation and nature-based skills.

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Child smiling while zooming down a zipline, wearing a blue helmet and safety harness, with forested background.

Why Kids Need Summer Camp More Than Ever

Youth camps and high adventure recreation can help improve the mental health and well-being of today’s Pandemic Generation.

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Person rafting through class IV whitewater rapids on the Selway River. Inflatable blue raft, yellow oars, and woman wears a safety helmet and PFD.

Rafting Idaho and Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers

River permit demand exceeds supply for Idaho and Oregon’s most popular whitewater rivers. Learn about 5 alternative, non-permit rivers to run.

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Cobblestone sidewalks and brick historical buildings that were former Army Officer housing, located on the Mukogawa U.S. campus.

4 Summer Outings with Elders Near Spokane

Help your elder loved ones to get outdoors safely and enjoy exercise and mental stimulation with these four outings around the Spokane area.

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Dad holding a small perch fish that he helped his toddler son catch. Child wearing a red life jacke, hat, and sunglasses, and holding a spin fishing rod.

Fishing with Kids: 3 Ways to Get Started

Spin (bait) fishing is simple and inexpensive recreation, making it a high-reward, low-barrier family activity for all ages and abilities.

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View from the trail, looking northeast, near Maple Mountain.-- subalpine fir trees and bunch grass in the foreground, green and brown rolling hills in the background, blue sky and puffy white clouds.

Hike Sweat Creek Basin Trail to Maple Mountain

Spring day hike near Republic, WA: Sweat Creek Basin Trail to Maple Mountain — with options to plan a backpacking trip.

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