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General Meeting

Mountain Gear Headquarters

6021 E. Mansfield Rd

Spokane, WA

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Monday September 9th, 2019

6:30 P.M


Saturday Morning Road Ride

When: Sat, May 4, 8am – 10am

Where: Start from NDB parking lot. map )

Description: Meeting at 7:45 and rolling from the shop at 8AM. Average 15MPH.

Couple hours of cycling. Drop bar, clip-in pedals.

Times will change with time of year. Type of bike ridden will change depending on snow and temperature. We hope to have many ride leaders with different riding speeds to lead the rides. Question? scott@northdivision.com 509-467-2453

Garmin Connect maps. "North Division Bicycle"

Sea Tri Kan Ride for Refugees

The February club meeting began a new venture for five of our members: Scott Schell, Bill Olsen, Lila Meglio and Jamie and Paula Sutherlin.

The Spokane Bicycle Club Ridge Riders are excited but daunted by the opportunity and challenge of supporting our local refugee community through the Sea Tri Kan Ride for Refugees this June.


Donations received by May 31 will be matched 2:1 and go directly to help our refugee community as they have already covered their ride costs up front. They invite you to help them make this $30,000 impact and thank you for any and all support from the bottom of their heart!!

Checks may also be written to World Relief, mailed to 1522 N Washington, Suite 204, Spokane 99201 designated to the Ridge Riders as a team or an individual member as well.

Wallace Blues Festival Tour

Another great tour has been added to the SBC tour schedule this summer.

Get on board the SBC “Wallace Blues Festival” tour July 12 to 14. 

Choose from one of two starting points on the beautiful, “Trail of the Coeur D’ Alenes” to Wallace, depending on your mileage preference.  Tour leaders will transport you and your gear to start at Plummer if you have more “mileage desire” (65 miles to Wallace). If you have less "mileage desire," you can be  transported to the Bull Run milepost near Rose Lake (31 miles to Wallace).   

This is a very popular event and lodging is at a premium.  SBC tour leaders have secured a large area near the Chamber of Commerce Building for camping (included in the “Option 1 Camping” tour price). There is plenty of room for RVs without additional cost. 

A bathroom (no showers) and a wooden canopy to cook/sit under in case of foul weather is a short walking distance. Showers are a short bike ride away. 

We have our own secured dining room at the 1313 Club for dinners Friday and Saturday nights. The rest of your meals are on your own and not included in the price of the tour.


Lots of fun options when not attending the music festival include:  The Mining Heritage Exhibition, the Northern Pacific RR Museum, the Oasis Bordello Museum (don’t blush), the Pulaski Tunnel Trail, Route of the Hiawatha, Sierra Silver Mine Tour, Silver Streak Zipline Tours, the Wallace District Mining Museum and others.

The Option 1 “Camping” ($60) cost of the tour includes rider, bicycle and luggage transportation to the starting points and camping area, overnight camping for two nights (12th and 13th), and dinners for two on the same nights (which includes the tip).

The Option 2 “Motels/AirBnB etc” ($60) provides the same benefits as Option 1 with the difference being you are not camping but are responsible for your own sleeping accommodations and related costs. It might take some searching (Kellogg is only 11 miles away).






Option 3 “On Your Own” ($60) allows for riders to take their own cars, but to join us at the dinners, ride towards us from Wallace (optional) and to join us in other SBC activities.

For all options, the cost of the Blues Festival ticket ($40) is not included and can be secured once you arrive (officials have told us there are plenty of tickets).

Bits and pieces and disclaimers:  Registration deadline is July 1. No refunds will be given after this date.  If we don’t meet the minimum the tour will be canceled and refunds will be given.  Contact Scott for more information: cshellws@comcast.net; 509-954-6788.

Registration is now open! Go to "Events" tab to register!

How To Be Safe On Your First Cycling Tour

an article by Jeff Aldaine - Illumiseen.com

With the increasing enthusiasm for cycling, more and more people are discovering the wonders

of bicycle touring. A cycling tour is a pleasure trip, which can last from one day to one year or

even longer, usually organized by a single or a group bikers.

A bicycle tour is an excellent opportunity to get fit, explore foreign places, meet new friends, and

rejuvenate yourself. It sounds exciting, right? However, embarking on a bicycle tour is not all fun

and games.  .....

Read full article

May Month Bike-Everywhere Events 

locally fulfilled by


- enjoy the photo slideshow below -

Trudy O'Grady's 2018 Tour in Vietnam

- story and video presented at 5/13/2019 SBC GM -


 Cycling World News

  and Curiosities


210 old bikes decorate the exterior of Pet Horstmann's Fahrradhof bike shop

Altlandsberg - Germany

From     D :

Ultra-endurance bicycle racer Lael Wilcox puts more miles on her bike every year than most people do on their cars. Here's how she trains for and rides some of the toughest races on earth.

Recent Ride Photos

    5/29/2018 - Tuesday Scenic Ride: CDA - Post Falls loop.
    Leader: Mary Ayers

 Ellen Peller Rides in GCC-USA
Fundrising To Fight Kids' Cancer



- scroll up/down along presentation slides

- use the 'pop-out' icon in the upper right corner for full-sized view

Jennifer Calvert & Nancy Tressler: Bicycling On Katy Trail 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)

Jennifer Calvert & Georgia Krueger: Bicycling Along Danube River 

(presented in General Meeting, 3/13/17)

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