A Year in Bike Events

The Inland Northwest likes to roll

Rob Brewer and his daughter Winnie ride during Summer Parkways. - YOUNG KWAK
Young Kwak
Rob Brewer and his daughter Winnie ride during Summer Parkways.


One of the region's premier bicycling events, SpokeFest attracts around 2,000 riders each year. Jump into the saddle and ride along a variety of carefully selected routes, designed to appeal to cyclists and non-cyclists alike. SpokeFest.org

DISTANCE: 9, 21 or 50 miles

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2017

Spokane Bike Swap and Expo

For those looking to purchase a bike at an affordable price or downsize their fleet, this one-day event is the region's biggest "garage sale" to buy and sell used bicycles. Proceeds help to assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail, and its adjacent parklands. spokanebikeswap.com

WHERE & WHEN: April 14, 2018;

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Lilac Century and Family Fun Ride

With five routes to choose from, this event offers a variety of family-friendly, scenic and formidable rides for all experience levels, with food stops and a baked potato at the finish. lilaccentury.com

DISTANCE: 15, 25, 50, 66 or 100 miles

WHEN: May 20, 2018

Round the Clock

Test your team's endurance, or even more daringly, go solo in this highly social mountain bike ride, where participants ride continuously on a 15-mile loop at Riverside State Park for 24 hours straight. Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights, but the real reward tends to come from the camaraderie spent camping and riding. roundandround.com

DISTANCE: 15-mile laps

WHEN: May 26-27, 2018

Summer Parkways

Enjoy the streets of South Hill's Comstock-Manito neighborhood, uninterrupted by motorized vehicles in Spokane's annual summer solstice block party. This one-day event opens up the streets to bikes, pedestrians and skaters, and if you want to hop off your bike for a bit, you'll have the chance to try other activities, including tai chi, fencing and hacky sack, along the route.

DISTANCE: Nonstop route runs

from Comstock to Manito Park

WHEN: June 21, 2018

8 Lakes Leg Aches

Feel the burn on this scenic ride, starting from Spokane's Sunset Hill and winding down past Willow, Granite, Silver, Medical, Clear, Chapman, Kepple and Fish lakes. Proceeds benefit the Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center. lcsnw.org/8lakesride/

DISTANCE: 30, 45 or 75 miles

WHEN: Aug. 4, 2018

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