The greater Spokane area offers plenty of fall riding. While Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani is open following this summer’s fire, if ever there was a time to stay on the trails, that time is now at Beacon. Other choices include: Riverside State Park, Mount Spokane State Park, the South Hill Bluff/High Drive, and Liberty Lake.
For more regional riding suggestions, info, and maps, check out the MTB Project. This free, crowdsourced trail guide provided by REI has a mobile app for both iOS and Android phones that works without cell service. The app provides route descriptions and rates trails so riders know the sort of challenges to expect. Whatever you do, don’t put off fall mountain biking as the temperatures will be falling further, and the snow will soon be flying. //
Bradley Bleck teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College and just finished another season of road bike racing with marginal results. He wrote about the state of road bike racing in the Inland Northwest in the April issue of Out There.