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Current Newsletter July - August 2020  



                                                        





August 5, 2020


The SBC Board met on August 4, 2020 voted to cancel all SBC-sponsored bike rides through the end of August.  The feasibility of rides will be assessed on an ongoing basis with the hope of a resumption in September.

SBC Board will post on the SBC Facebook and SBC FB page past rides in the hope that SBC members and their family and friends will be interested and ride routes they have not ridden before or for some time.

The routes will be descriptive and include the length, route and any special interest of the particular route.

Please scroll down this page to view the selection.

Also the SBC tours in Canada and Colville,WA have been cancelled


Disclaimer:   The Spokane Bicycle Club makes no representations or warranties as to the difficulties or current conditions of the published routes and is not responsible for risks, damages or accidents which may occur as a result of bicycling on these or any other routes referred on the Spokane Bicycle Club website








May Month Bike-Everywhere Events 

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Due to the pandemic, this year's Bike Everywhere celebration

has changed 


Bike Everywhere social events, originally planned for September, have been canceled, due to continuing COVID-19 issues. We'll be back May 2021.


However, with gym closures, this is a great time to try biking as a replacement exercise - only your own germs to cope with if you ride to work or stores.  May is a great biking month.  Let us help you develop a healthy new habit for yourself, and your family.


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September-October Regional Ride Possibilities

No-Leader Rides Compiled from SBC Ride Listings


Terrain Classifications  (From Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle):

Terrain indicates the most common or average terrain type of the ride and should be considered relative to the length and overall difficulty of the ride. For example, a long-distance ride with a lot of elevation gain will be overall less challenging than a short ride with equal elevation gain. Consider the pace and frequency of regroup as well to understand how advanced a ride may be.


  Mostly flat: Trails and/or mostly flat roads with a possible gentle uphill
  Rolling: Climbs are short and easy, not too numerous
  Some hills: A few short, steep hills, some moderate upgrades and/or longer gentle climbs
  Hilly: Consistent or continuous climbing



Click on terrain categories on the left to view our suggested bike routes






- enjoy below images from past Bike-Everywhere events -







SBC Old Flames




Our refugee awareness ride across the state is in June.


We thank everyone for your donations to help our local refugee community through Spokane World Relief. Our goal is $8,000. ALL donations are tripled by a grant so it really makes a big local impact!!


SBC Old Flames - Update


While there is no longer a picnic or cross state ride the Old Flames ride on for our local refugees whose needs are bigger than ever. Check out our new website. Funds are still TRIPLED  through a grant!


The new Century Challenge is set for World Refugee Day June 20. Previously donated funds have been transferred there. Sigrid Lee has created our century route. Depending on COVID status this may be a small group ride or done individually.


SeaTriCan 2020 and World Relief Fundraising





Trudy O'Grady's 2018 Tour in Vietnam


- story and video presented at 5/13/2019 SBC GM -

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 Cycling World News

  and Curiosities

 






Global Cycling Network :    

Image result for GCN Tech global cycling network


The Most Expensive Bikes in the Tour De France

Recent Ride Photos




    5/29/2018 - Tuesday Scenic Ride: CDA - Post Falls loop.
    Leader: Mary Ayers




 Ellen Peller Rides in GCC-USA
Fundrising To Fight Kids' Cancer


TOUR SLIDES


Tips:

- scroll up/down along presentation slides

- use the 'pop-out' icon in the upper right corner for full-sized view




Jennifer Calvert & Nancy Tressler: Bicycling On Katy Trail 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)


Jennifer Calvert & Georgia Krueger: Bicycling Along Danube River 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)

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