Sunday, September 10
It’s officially spring, which means it’s the perfect time for families to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather together. While 13% of adult camping participants go camping so they can spend more time with their families, that’s not the only outdoor activity you can do to strengthen your familial bond. Biking is a great spring activity. It’s also a great summer activity. And a great fall activity.
And now that the weather has improved, it’s time to start getting in shape for the 10th annual SpokeFest 2017 ride. On September 10, 2017, Spokefest will return to Kendall Yards, and Spokane cyclists of all ages will once again get the chance to ride past some of the region’s most distinctive locations. Even though Spokefest was designed for beginner bicyclists, organizers say the route is easier with training.
According to the official SpokeFest 2017 website, “Over 15,000 riders of all types, abilities, and ages have ridden the first 9 years of SpokeFest. You’ll want to be part of the Tenth Annual SpokeFest ride! Celebrate a great community event. Up your game and make bicycling part of your plan for health, fitness, and eco-friendly transportation. Ride optons make the ride a challenge for experienced cyclists and fun for the occasional cyclist (sic).”
If you were lucky enough to pick up a bike at the recent Spokane Bike Swap and Expo, this is the perfect motivation to keep using it all spring and summer long. This year, there will be three routes to choose from, so participants can pick the ride that works best for them. For experienced cyclists looking for a long-distance ride, the SpokeFest REI 21 Mile River Loop will take you past beautiful Spokane locations such as the Aubrey L. White Parkway, Riverside State, Park and the Spokane Falls.
Participants can register online for just $8 before August. To find out more, sign up as a volunteer, or register for the event, visit the official SpokeFest 2017 website. And remember: helmets are required!
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