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Location of SBC monthly general meetings


Mountain Gear Headquarters

6021 E. Mansfield, Spokane Valley, WA 99212


 

   

For detailed map and driving directions, click HERE








Rich Landers just published a new Bicycling Events Calendar

( click on the photo to find the 2016 events in Spokesman-Review )









Calling for interested riders:

     Spokane Bicycle Club sponsored tour:

 
Interested in a low cost supported tour?


     Scott Schell, VP Spokane Bicycle Club is organizing a low cost, supported 

    SBC member tour following a section of the Adventure Cycling Pacific Coast

    Route. Tour dates: June 19-25. 

    If Interested click on the link below to Scott's email requesting feedback.


Biking the Oregon Coast Interest Survey



Jennifer Calvert and Nancy Tressler will be riding the Road Scholar tour
across Missouri on the Katy Trail.  Tour dates: September 17-24.
Any club members wishing to join, please click here to see the details. 
 








Spokane Bike To Work / Bike Everywhere Week 

May 16-20


Bike to Work - Bike To School - Bike To Play


( click on the poster to visit SpokaneBikes.org )


How to join BTWW Challenge:
  • To start, join the National Bike Challenge: Create your login account
  • On the left sidebar click on Manage Groups to join the SBC team. 
    • Click on the option to Find a Team
    • Put Spokane Bicycle Club in Search by Name box and hit Search key.  
    • Highlight the Spokane Bicycle Club entry, then click the Join  button.  
    • A confirmation message says that you have joined the SBC team. 
    • Your new team affiliation shows up in your My Profile menu, accessed from the Dashboard.
  • On the left sidebar under Community click on My Local Challenge, verify it is BTWW
  • On the left sidebar under Dashboard click on Log Miles to enter your rides
Here is a direct link to BTWW challenge page









Warm weather ride in Borrego Springs, CA


 

 


Kent Holbrook and Cyrus McLean joined other riders on a Borrego Springs tour
January 15-20, 2016




  

A little history:

The photos below offered by former SBC president Gordon Savatski were
taken a few years ago - when Centennial Trail on Upriver Drive used to flood.


   
   

( click over any photo to view in full size )














SBC Annual Business Meeting & Banquet

held on November 8, 2015

( for meeting Agenda and details click here )




- click on the picture to view the photo album -






Winter training at Spin Cave


   


click on the photos for album view






 


 Garry Kehr, Paul Brunton and Jamie Sutherling:
  Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Find latest trip impressions and updates in their blogs:







Ken and Mary Margaret Boardman:

2015 Tour of Basque Country
September 18 - October 7










Spokane Walk, Bike, Bus Initiative 
Tour of South Perry District - August 2 2015
(completed)

     
Walk, Bike, Bus - Facebook page 
This initiative led by Spokane County Health
Dept. aims to encourage people to replace
short car trips with walking, biking and using 
transit. The South Perry District is the first 
target district in Spokane and so far over 200
households have signed on. 
Sunday August 2nd, Don Barden representing
the SBC led a group of enthusiastic riders on
a 6-mile tour of South Perry.


Pre-ride instructions (click on photo for fullsize view)





 


"Wording Error" saved John Wayne
Pioneer Trail from private takeover
an article by Gene Bisbee in Biking Bis blogsite









Jewels of Portugal Tour
Mary Margaret and Ken Boardman's 
presentation at SBC General Meeting
(May 11 2015 - click to watch their HD movie)



Sintra - Monsarez - Evora - Redondo - Elvas - Crato - Marvao - Castello de Vida - 
- Martinchal - Fatima - Batalha - Obidos - Peniche - Sintra
( 494 miles, over 33,000' ascent, average 40mi/day )





An 8-week cross-country ride to Boston











   Safe Routes to School…does it matter? Does it work?



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Safe Route To School Bike Maintenance Event
April 3rd - Reardan-Edwall School District, Spokane, WA
      SBC members gathered to perform maintenance on bicycles from the 
      Reardan-Edwall school district. This is one of the growing number of districts 
      signing up for the Safe Routes To Schools curriculum, nationally, in the  
      state of Washington and spokane county. The volunteers were:

   Left to Right: 
     Dave Zack, Jim O'Hare, Garry Kehr, Harry Stuckney, Sue Greenfelder, Bruce Bouma   
 
     

   

  



  












  

   






 Thermoplastic markers improve Centennial Trail wayfinding 

  

Centennial Trail users now have an easier time navigating their way from Mission Park to the south side of TJ Meenach Bridge!  Friends of the Centennial Trail have donated funds to City of Spokane Parks and Recreation for the purchase and installation of 22 thermoplastic markers and arrows.  Fused to the asphalt, these markers have been placed where there is confusion about where to find the Centennial Trail.   

  

The project cost $9,200 and was funded from Spokane Bike Swap & Expo proceeds held in the Trail Builder's Fund of Friends of the Centennial Trail.  

 

Our thanks to National Barricade and Mathis Striping for their work and expertise on this special project! 

                         
 





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Not for the fainthearted! - urban downhill mountain bike race






Recent ride photos





Tour of the CDA

May 5, 2016


  




     






Saturday-2, 2016 Opening Ride  
Tri-Cities, WA - March 5-6 2016
A special 2-day fun trip with overnight stay in Richland and enjoyable
rides along the Columbia River in Richland and Kennewick. 

Team riders: Mary Ayers, Mary Badger, T.J. Badger, Becky Gearhart, 
Dixie Girdner, Barb Kehr, Mary Noble, Scott Schell, Shirley Sturts, 
Margaret Watson, and Hershel Zellman.  
Organizers and leaders: T.J and Mary Badger

(click on the picture for album view)






Sat1 ride, February 14 2016


summer road sections of Scribner and Jensen Road South the of FLT

Leader: Charlie Greenwood

with Bill Mullins, Sally Phillips, Bob Bowley, and Ed Lee (on the fat bike)






Sat1 ride, December 5 2015

Burma Road loop ride with Ed Lee and Charlie Greenwood (leader).

(click here to view photos and read the story)







Sat1 ride, November 28 2015

Sunny but 20F, at Great Harvest Bread Co. 

Ready to start the South Hill ride.

Leader: Lila Meglio






AMINA'S 

 

 HALLOWEEN RIDE PICS




  








Sat2 ride, September 26 2015
Scenic rest at Red Lake along Devils Gap loop
( click on photo for full panoramic view )






Sat2 Ride, August 21, 2015







Don Carlton summitting Dobson Pass




Riding on the Palouse - July22, 2015

   

Ellen Peller's bike after a ride on the shoulder of the non-traffic lane in the construction 
zone south of 57th. The heat of the day caused the asphalt to become glue on the tires. 
On the way back had to call AAA for a ride home. Please avoid this area.





Monday Recurring Ride - June 22, 2015



A strong team enjoying the sunny Monday.
Leader: Dave Killen





Team Tuesday Ride - June 2, 2015



 The intrepid quintet - Lila, Clara, Charlie, Wayne and Susan defied 
the threat of rain and came to ride the Saltese Lake Loop
Leader: Barb Kehr.





Steptoe Butte Ride - May 30, 2015



Sally led this ride from Spangle to Steptoe Butte with Paul Brunton, 
Gerry Bergstrom, Bill Mullins and Don Barden.
(click on photo for album view)




Tuesday Scenic Ride - May 26, 2015



Nice loop through South Hill's streets and Manito Park
A group photo with Duncan Gardens in the backdrop.
                     Leader: Jim Rundlett - on his last ride with the club. 
                     (click photo to view in full size)






Monday Ride - May 18, 2015



The start moment, caught at the Little Garden Cafe.
(click on photo to view the album)





Tuesday Scenic Ride - May 5, 2015



Enjoying the sun and the view on a short stop on Lake Newman.
Leaders: T.J & Mary Badger (click on photo for full size)




Saturday Leisurely - May 2, 2015



Smiling group at destination - Indaba coffee shop, on a gorgeous day.
Saturday II ride, leader Dixie Girdner (click on photo for full size)
             



Saturday Moderate - April 25, 2015



              Waiting out the rain on Newman Lake Saturday ride, April 25: 
              Frank Ping, Bill Mullin, Sally Phillips,  Sheila Ping, Lila Meglio, 
              Blair Strong     (click on photo to view full size)





Saturday Leisurely - April 18, 2015



              Everyone enjoyed the company and great weather on this ride.
              Leader: Dixie Girdner     (click on photo to view full size)





Saturday Moderate - April 18, 2015



Bob Bowley's Saturday team - at a stop overlooking Lake CDA
(click on photo to view full size)





Monday Traditional - April 6, 2015



            Bill Mullins in Riverside Park - on the first scheduled Monday 
           traditional ride of the year.  Rainy, snowy, and 35 degrees. Brr! 





Thursday AM - April 2, 2015
Clara Clark's Birthday Ride
 


            Click on the photo above to view the entire album






Wednesday Women's Ride - March 25, 2015



                6 brave "iron" girls defied rain and 40F and came for their ride. 
             Leader: Kiyomi Walker




Saturday Ride II - March 7, 2015







FLT-Cheney On a Mild Sunny Winter Day
(Saturday Ride - February 21, 2015) 











The threat of violence on a lone cyclist...a true story. If you ride alone at night, you might want to read this. (Link)


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