Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some Assorted Bicycle Happenings

Here's a whole list of bike events/opportunities/needs. Look through and see if any interest you:

- Volunteers are needed to help set up and register riders before the Spokefest ride on Sept. 13. You can still do the ride as well. Help is also needed at food stops and aid stations during the ride. You can sign up by emailing spokefest@gmail.com.

- The City of Spokane Valley is looking for volunteers to Work on a Bike Master Plan.
If you’re interested in participating in a working committee to develop policies and goals for the BMP, contact Mike Basinger at(509) 688-0045 or email mbasinger@spokanevalley.org.

- The Spokane Bicycle Club is leading a ride on Saturday, August 22 starting at 8:30a.m. from Mead Middle School on north Market & Farwell Road. They will ride north to the Big Meadows loop and climb to Green Bluff (approximately 30 miles) have lunch at McGlades, then stop by at the opening of the North Spokane Corridor. The ride is open to all non-members who would like to join in with a bike in good condition, helmet, water & snack. Here's more info.

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