Race Ride & Event Guide 2020

A woman holding her son after finishing a marathon.

Train Like a Mom

Most moms have heard the airplane-analogy advice—how she should first put on her own “oxygen mask” before she can assist others. Well, exercise is a form of oxygen.   “Running is a lifestyle [for] me and allows me to mentally decompress or to prepare for my upcoming day,” says 35-year-old Dr. Kai Sharbano, mom of two …

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A group of people biking on a mountain side.

Mountain Biking Women of Spokane

More than ever, women are helping grow the Northwest mountain biking community. “In mountain biking you can really set your own level of fun. It’s a way to get out in nature and play as an adult,” says Penny Schwyn co-founder of the Biking Betties women’s riding group, based out of The Bike Hub in Spokane. Women age 15 to 65, and older, enjoy group rides on local trail networks, such as Beacon Hill and Saltese Flats.

Photo of two girls standing by their bikes.

Two-Wheel Teaching: NE Washington Youth MTB Teams

“Mountain biking is the vehicle we use to help kids grow into healthy, empowered adults, through positive outdoor experiences,” says Lisa Miller, executive director of the Washington Student Cycling League, which offers a statewide team mountain biking program for student-athletes in grades 6-12. Currently, the league’s northeast Washington region has 100 student-athletes and 8 co-ed …

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