in celebrating the joy of cycling, the beauty of Spokane,healthy lifestyles and the environment. Last year over 2,000 cyclists of every age and ability took part in the fifth annual SpokeFest! Help us make this SpokeFest an even bigger celebration, so get out your wheels and join us. This ride has something for every rider, from the racers to the folks dusting off bikes for the first time this year.
A special thanks to Chuck Rohr and Spokane’s National Color Graphics for printing this year’s SpokeFest materials!
As the summer begins to wane and schools slowly rumble to life, it’s once again time for Spokane’s annual SpokeFest Park Loop and Bike Safety Rodeo, a one mile bike ride set against the scenic backdrop of Riverfront Park and the tranquil banks of the Spokane River. This year, SpokeFest is pleased to offer SpokeFest Park Loop riders the opportunity to win an amazing new bike, courtesy of REI. Through strong community support, SpokeFest continues to empower families and children to become active in cycling.
This Fall, the Bike Rodeo will introduce beginning cyclists to the basics of
bicycle safety and rules of the road. Utilizing a SpokeFest passport, cyclists are encouraged to stop at various stations along the ride where they will learn to navigate obstacles, operate in challenging situations, and learn to signal their intentions to other bicyclists.
The Park Loop and Bike Rodeo is not a race, it is so much more. It’s a family bonding experience and bicycle safety clinic rolled into one. We take the concept of the rodeo and liberate it from the traditional confines of a parking lot. In so doing, we allow beginning cyclists to demonstrate and learn skills for handling bikes through various obstacle courses and stations. From all of us at SpokeFest, we look forward to seeing you this September 8th in Riverfront Park.
The SpokeFest Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which promotes bicycling for health and transportation. We do this through education on bike safety at school-age and adult levels, as well as the following events:
SpokeFest: Featuring our signature annual 21 mile ride with 9 mile and 47 mile options, and a 1-2 mile loop with bike safety activities for kids.
Spokane Bikes promoting bicycle commuting for better lifestyle and environment.
Spokane Summer Parkways! Returning for the fourth year, with an event on the Solstice and several Kidical Mass rides. A joint project with The City of Spokane. For a taste of this, Check out this video.