Friends of the Centennial Trail get a $5,000 boost from SpokeFest

Friends of the Centennial Trail get a $5,000 boost from SpokeFest
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SpokeFest returns Sept. 9.

Friends of the Centennial Trail (FCT) will get a bicycle and education safety grant of $5,000 from SpokeFest to help improve wayfinding and safety elements along the trail.

The 2017-2018 grant, sponsored by Wheel Sport Bicycles, along with matching funds from the nonprofit, will be used to repaint bollards, wavy lines and yellow lines on blind corners, as well as replace some signs that mark the speed limit and other safety directions.

"Wheel Sport is thrilled to assist in improving accessibility and safety for our region's fantastic trail network," Wheel Sport owner Mark Neupert says in a SpokeFest announcement about the grant. "We appreciate the efforts of SpokeFest and the FCT for continuing to ensure this community resource is well cared for and welcoming to all users."

SpokeFest, the largest community biking event in the Inland Northwest, is scheduled to take place this year on Sept. 9 and starts in Kendall Yards. Find more info at

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Samantha Wohlfeil covers the environment, rural communities and cultural issues for the Inlander. Since joining the paper in 2017, she's reported how the weeks after getting out of prison can be deadly, how some terminally ill Eastern Washington patients have struggled to access lethal medication, and other sensitive...