Trails in Washington State: A Bikespedition Goal

The goal of bicycling in every county in Washington state gives me one thing to shoot for. As I wrote that post I realized how often my clearest memory of biking in a particular county is tied to its trails.…Continue Reading

Play Bike Bingo! Great Excuse for a Bikespedition

Just for fun, a Bike Bingo Bikespedition card for you to play with during National Bike Month — or any time. It’s two-sided with activities chosen that try not to assume you do a certain type of riding. Some are…Continue Reading

Washington Counties Challenge: A Statewide Bikespedition To-Do List

Bike challenges motivate some people, while others say they just ride their bike to ride their bike. I ride my bike without needing a challenge to inspire me, but at the same time have fun with the sense of accomplishment…Continue Reading

Hub and Bespoke: Worth a Bikespedition All Its Own

For someone dedicated to riding a bike and looking pretty much like every other busy, Outlook-calendar-flogged person hustling into a meeting—as opposed to standing out as the sweaty one in Spandex sausage casings—a trip to Hub and Bespoke in the…Continue Reading

The Ultimate Bikespedition: Support the US Bicycle Route System

May is National Bicycle Month and it’s also the third annual Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. fundraising campaign for the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). The campaign kicked off May 1, 2012 and runs through May 31. What better way to celebrate…Continue Reading

Looking for a Bite/Bike of the Big Apple: The Bikespedition Heads to New York City

Thanks to the talents of Second Daughter, I head to New York City this week. She will audition for several performing arts programs at the colleges she has targeted through diligent research. I will sit and knit in Stage Mom…Continue Reading

Spending the Day Running Around Downtown: Bikespedition #4

My original definition of a bikespedition included the idea that I would target a particular neighborhood and explore it pretty thoroughly. Saturday, though, I spent the day on a bikespedition of a different sort: just running around on my bike…Continue Reading

Bikespedition #2 Part II: Exploring SoDo Some More

I went to shake CP’s hand. We looked at each other. Opening her arms wide, she smiled and said, “Give me a hug.” “Oh, good, that’s how I felt too!” I responded. We hugged goodbye. Thus ended Bikespedition #2—with a…Continue Reading

SoDo Is So Terrific! Bikespedition #2 a Must-Shop (Part I)

The Second Avenue stretch of SoDo offers so much for the bikespeditioning* shopper that I’m writing a two-parter. We started by parking our bikes in the rack made of bike frames by the west entrance of the Spokane Public Market, a…Continue Reading

Bikespedition #2 Preview: SoDo

So, do tell–what’s SoDo? South of Downtown Spokane a great little retail/gourmet stretch has been growing for a while and I’m going on a bikespedition to check it out this coming Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Special feature: Brand-new asphalt on…Continue Reading

Bikespedition #1: Carnegie Square

“Did you bike here? Do you want to bring your bikes inside?” Now that’s something you don’t hear every day from a shop owner! What an auspicious start to Saturday’s Bikespedition to Carnegie Square: the collection of distinctive local shops…Continue Reading