The Palouse of eastern Washington and north Idaho is the region’s breadbasket and one the nation’s premier dryland farming regions, its 4,000 square miles of wind-sculpted hills unfolding under an endless sea of wheat and beans. Outside the raucous Greek Rows and stadiums of Washington State University in Pullman and The University of Idaho in Moscow, life is pretty quiet ... Read More »
Mountain biking is more popular than it’s ever been. For some, it’s a way to explore new place...
Evolution – Starting from the top of the mountain, this technical trail has berms, jumps and drops. ...
“Left! Right! Right! Left! Duck!” I’m playing a dizzying game of two-wheeled follow-the-leader in ...
Through the sweat dripping from my brow, I squinted to read the sign: “Rainy Pass, elevation 4855.” ...
For the eighth year in a row Washington has been named the top bicycle-friendly state in the country...
Story by Mark Peterson It has been an incredible experience to witness the immense amount of positive change a sport like mountain biking – and an asset like Galbraith Mountain – can bring to a community. North Lookout Mountain, commonly known as Galbraith Mountain, has changed drastically over the past 20 years as mountain biking has taken root and flourished ... Read More »
Story by David V. Herlihy Photos Courtesy of David Herlihy Sandpoint, Idaho. September 14, 1892. It was a scene that would become standard fare in Westerns produced a half-century later: a dusty stranger rides into a small town at dusk, descends from his mount, and saunters into the main hotel, while the murmuring locals crane their necks for a view of ... Read More »
Story and photos by Mike McQuaide “But tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun” – Lennon & McCartney Depending on when you read this, that rude saucy lass named Autumn is here or on her way. And with her, she bears gifts of spit-in-your-face rain, mud by the bucket load and gloom-filled skies of perpetual gray. As an avid ... Read More »
Story and photos by Mike McQuaide With thousands of miles of snaking tarmac that winds, wends, climbs and descends through some of the country’s most stunning and varied terrain – alpine meadows to jewel-like islands; arid desert to lush rain forest – Washington State is truly an amazing place to ride a bike. And now Mountaineers Books of Seattle has ... Read More »
story by CHUCK ROBINSON | “Life begins at forty and I’m just living all over again.” That’s what the song says, but of course, sixty is the new forty and that’s when I began living my life—my biking life—all over again. Way back on my seventh birthday when I lived in a small Illinois farm town, my parents told me ... Read More »