Biking around the Inland Northwest in the spring is exhilarating. The organizers of Bike to Work Week Spokane know this, and hope to inspire others to enjoy the weather and use an alternate transportation method. The week of cycling-centric events starts with Monday’s kickoff breakfast (7 am; free) at Riverfront Park. Through the week, the community is invited to participate in the Commute Challenge by logging miles ridden for a chance to win prizes. On Wed, May 14, the Ride of Silence honors cyclists killed or injured on the road. The City of Spokane also hosts supported lunch-break rides for the “Commute of the Century” to showcase the city’s bike lanes. Registration is requested to track participation in events, but events are free and open to all.