Some cyclists would tell you Spokane has a long way to go to reach the level of cycling awareness in other bike-friendly metro areas, but we’ve also come a long way in the past several years. Celebrate that — and the joy of coasting in the open air — by riding one of four scenic routes during this year’s SpokeFest. Last year more than 2,000 community members attended, from racing cyclists to first-time riders. Families can learn bicycle safety through a clinic on the Park Loop and Bike Rodeo, while more those more adventurous can speed along longer loops. Look forward to the finish line’s SpokeFair celebration with local vendors and live music.
SpokeFest • Sun, Sept. 7, at 8 am • Start area at Spokane Falls Blvd. between Post and Stevens • $15-$20 after Sept. 1 • spokefest.org