Spring will be here before we know it, and the Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo at the Spokane Convention Center on Feb 22-23 is the Inland Northwest’s kickoff to the spring and summer outdoor season. The event includes over 70 vendors including bike and gear shops, zipline companies, bike parks, travel destinations, outdoor clubs and agencies, hourly gear prize giveaways, and plenty of clinics and activities for kids and adults. If you’re thinking about a new mountain bike, e-bike, or road or around-town bike this spring, the Expo is the place to test ride bikes indoors and ask local shop staff all your questions in one place.

Visit the REI campground to roast a s’more!

The Expo is a treat for kids and parents too; there’s a game area, kid-friendly bouldering wall, s’more making, kids demo bikes, bear and wildlife display, hands-on fossil exhibit, storytelling, and a Kids Adventure Passport where kids get a free bag with prizes for visiting all of the kids’ activities (while they last). All kids under age 12 get in for free too. As an added bonus, all tickets purchased early online come with a free outdoor adventure giveaway from Wild Walls, Fun Unlimited, Silver Mountain Bike Park, or Timberline Adventures that are valued at up to $30. Tickets also get access to the Spokane Golf Show. Find event and ticket info at Spokaneoutdoorexpo.com.