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A Year in Bikes

Ten rides to get your wheels turning

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Spokefest - FAYE KLEIN
  • Faye Klein
  • Spokefest

SPOKEFEST

WHY YOU DO IT: This downtown Spokane event that's perfect for beginners saw more than 2,000 cyclists show up to ride last year

DATE: Sept. 7

DISTANCE: 9, 21 or 50 miles

COST: $15

GET INFO: spokefest.org


COEUR D'FONDO

WHY YOU DO IT: Do it for the views of picturesque Lake Coeur d'Alene and forested scenery, then stay for the Oktoberfest brews

DATE: Sept. 27

DISTANCE: 108 miles

COST: $85

GET INFO: cdagranfondo.com


RONDE VAN PALOUSE

WHY YOU DO IT: Strong riders dig this challenging loop course through farm country, battling the constant wind of the Palouse, rolling hills and some dirt

DATE: Mid-April

DISTANCE: 64 miles

COST: $35

GET INFO: srvcycling.com


FAT TIRE REVOLUTION

WHY YOU DO IT: With changing locations around the state every year, this mountain bike series draws riders from all over Washington

DATE: Early spring to early summer

DISTANCE: 7-8 miles per lap

COST: $30

GET INFO: rideviciouscycle.com


24 HOURS ROUND THE CLOCK

WHY YOU DO IT: Take turns with your teammate(s) in this relay, mountain biking from noon until noon around Riverside State Park

DATE: May 23-24

DISTANCE: 15-mile loop

COST: $385-$620

GET INFO: roundandround.com


REDSPOKE

WHY YOU DO IT: Pedal at your own pace on this five-day, 300-mile recreational touring ride across the beautiful state of Washington

DATE: July 15-19

DISTANCE: 300 miles

COST: $750

GET INFO: redspoke.org


8 LAKES LEG ACHES

WHY YOU DO IT: If you choose the full 75-mile course, you'll get to pedal past eight lakes: Willow, Granite, Silver, Medical, Clear, Chapman, Kepple & Fish

DATE: Aug. 1

DISTANCE 75 miles

COST: $45

GET INFO: lcsnw.org/8lakesride


SPOKANE MIDNIGHT CENTURY

WHY YOU DO IT: A ride for the minimalist: no swag, no host, no support. Just show up at the Elk and ride through the night

DATE: Aug. 1

DISTANCE: 100 miles

COST: Free

GET INFO: midnightcentury.com


FOURTH FRIDAY PUB PEDDLERS

WHY YOU DO IT: Meet at the Swamp in Spokane and take a leisurely ride around town, stopping for drinks along the way

DATE: Every fourth Friday of the month

DISTANCE: About 5 miles

COST: Free

GET INFO: facebook.com/pubpeddlers