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Runners running up a trail.

Spokane River Run 2021 to Honor Longtime Participant with Virtual Event

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Spokane River Run at Riverside State Park. 2021 virtual Spokane River Run is set for anytime between April 16 and April 25. This grassroots, community race for a good cause is one of the oldest trail runs in the Northwest and is staffed by volunteers. Kick off spring with the Spokane River Run’s different run lengths, ranging from 5K to 50K.

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Idaho’s Talented Young Snowboarder: Silver Mountain’s Vance Lazarus

A true weekend warrior, 11-year-old Vance Lazarus gets up with his dad at 5:30 a.m. on winter mornings. This early wake up call is the …

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Legacy of Destruction: Who Does Vandalism on Public Land Really Hurt?

It was a dark and stormy night. The group huddled around a smoking fire to ward off the encroaching cold that seeped in through the …

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Photo of trash along the Spokane River shoreline.

Trash, Camps, & Other Threats to the Spokane River

UPDATE: We’re happy to report that the trash and camps referenced in this article have been cleaned up. Thank you, City of Spokane! — The Spokane …

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Photo of Lisa Brown and her partner biking on the Fish Lake Trail.

Lisa Brown: A Champion of Non-motorized Trails on the Path to Congress

Enjoyment and support of the Inland Northwest’s abundant outdoor recreation opportunities transcends party lines and politics for the most part, yet too often elected officials …

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Spokane Bike People: Monica & Rick Bates

“My greatest challenge is trying to keep up with Monica and all the other riders on Strava,” says Rick Bates, 56. Cycling with his wife …

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Photo of Russ Lee cycling on a road in Italy.

Spokane Bike People: INB Banker & Bike-Commuter Russ Lee

“I like not driving. Bike commuting is a great way to think about things, before work or after you leave,” says Russ Lee, CEO of …

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Mount Spokane State Park Manager, Ranger Steve Christensen Retires

  Few people can claim that confronting a mama black bear while mountain biking, seeing a bull moose press its nose against your window, and …

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Photo by Jon Jonckers.

One Wheel Wonder

Local Unicycle Rider Represents at National Events “I’d been riding my unicycle for miles in the middle of the desert. My legs were on fire. …

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Photo of paddle boarder courtesy of SUP Rents.

SUP Rents

A few years back, Scott Allen was on a family vacation in San Diego, California, with plans to do some stand up paddleboarding on Mission …

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