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Have you heard about the Giant Bicycle Festival in Snoqualmie?
You may have seen them at the Bike Swap and Expo

Buy Festival Passes

Gigantic Bicycle Festival is the Pacific Northwest’s annual summer celebration of bicycle culture. The three day, mid-August festival features a diverse, multi-faceted and regionally representative mix of live music, hand-built bicycles, visual & performance art, film, comedy, guest speakers, sculpture, and interactive installation pieces.

Friday August 22nd opens the festival weekend with evening shows, film screenings, and guest speakers at venues around Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Festival Gates at Centennial Fields Park open at 11am Saturday, August 23rd, and close at 7pm Sunday, August 24th. Camping for Saturday-Sunday is hosted nextdoor at Meadowbrook Farms.

A Weekend Pass with a camp site is $30. A Weekend Pass without a camp site is $20. Admission to Friday programming is included in a weekend pass. A one day pass for Saturday or Sunday is $15. Admission is free for children under 12.

Spokane Bicycle Club To Offer Bicycle Corral


May 4th, 2014

The Spokane Bicycle Club is offering a bike corral for Bloomsday participants.  The Club is providing secure attended FREE bike parking for anyone who would like to bike to the start of the race.  We’ll be accepting bikes at our bike corral in Riverfront Park, from 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM.  Riders are welcome to leave warm-up clothes, picnic baskets, etc. with their bikes.  We’ll take care of it all. 

Corral location: Central Meadow in Riverfront Park, east of the former YMCA building and adjacent to the Howard Street walkway.

When: May 4, 7:30 AM until 2:00 PM


City Adding to the Centennial Trail
Photo provided by Warren Walker

Brandon Blankenagel addressed SBC members at the April 14th General Meeting
(photos courtesy of Justin Haller, member, and owner of 7 second photography studio
Spokane Club Members to support the Commute of the Century by leading rides during Bike to Work Week or serving as a support driver for the group rides. (link)

Spokane Bike Swap & Expo
Thank you volunteers: Steve Lach, John Beaton, Ed Lee, Barbara Kehr, Jennifer Calvert, Don Carlton, Don Barden and Margaret Watson. Group photo by Justin Haller. 

SBC volunteers made 122 contacts at the Bike Swap & Expo. (one on one conversations about the benefits of belonging to Spokane Bicycle Club

Mile 31 - 32 SBC clean up has been added to the "Volunteer Opportunities" Page.
Spokane Bicycle Club has been cleaning up the club "adopt a mile" section since 2002. Be a part of the tradition. Invite a friend and join in on a fun outing. 

Brandon Blankenagel
Senior Engineer, Capital Programs & GIS
City of Spokane
Creator and Implementor of The Commute of the Century

Will spoke at the April 14th General Meeting. He informed our club about the LINK Spokane initiative and how the Commute of the Century fits in to the program. These are exciting times and Brandon will be sharing the vision and asking for our continued support.

Hold the Date

Back by popular demand, the Progressive Dinner ride. We will be starting downtown at a Kendal yard home with an appetizer and/or salad. We will then work our way up the south hill using some less-traveled streets where we will have our main course. After a scenic tour of the south hill, we will finish at another south hill home before coasting back downtown. This is a free event for members and friends only. Save the date of July 6 from 1:00 to ??? for a great lunch and fun bike ride totaling about 15 miles.

Trans-Washington Tour - Pre-Ride Meeting May 19th: (details)

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

Trans-Washington Tour. June 16 - 21. One opening left. Currently have 37 riders signed up. 
(Frequently Asked Questions added: Document)
Open for Ride Details See the Spokane Member roster for Trans-Washington. This is a casual, supported, low cost, member only tour. Ride at your own pace and enjoy camaraderie with SBC and C.O.G.S. (Cyclists of Greater Seattle) riders. This could be one of the most interesting and fun tours that you have taken. Sign up today. 

Spokane Bike Club Questionnaire
Be on the look out for a questionnaire about your communication preferences, likes and dislikes. This will help your board refine our communications policy. The more members who respond to the questionnaire, the more valid the data. 

The Forum
Have you noticed the "Online member input" page under the "Members Only" Tab? This is a place for on line dialogue among members, by subject. This can be viewed by members only. You can also see what's going on with the board and committees. Check it out

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