Photos by Steve Mitchell The 90-mile Winthrop Gran Fondo bicycle race was staged last weekend. The challenging course included more than 10,000 feet of climbing and descending over paved roads and gravel U.S. Forest Service roads. The results listed 95 finishers. First place overall was Spencer Paxson, in photo to the right, in 6 hours, […]
Information sought in hit-and-run bike death; cyclist injured in collision near Mazama
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the driver of a truck that struck and killed Gary Knowlton, a Brewster schoolteacher who was bicycling in Chelan on July 16.
With assistance from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, the red truck believed to be involved in the hit-and-run incident was discovered the next day (July 17) abandoned in an orchard and was impounded for …
Winthrop will attempt to educate errant bicyclists
Some bicyclists will be cited, most will get a lecture on laws and safety By Don Nelson Spend any amount of time in Winthrop and you’ll hear the complaints about bicyclists. They don’t obey the laws, which require that they observe the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles. They blast through the four-way […]
Spokes fighting strokes
By Marcy Stamper
Four cyclists and the driver of a support van passed through town on the Fourth of July weekend, just one week into a 5,200-mile bike ride to build awareness of the potential for cycling to aid in recovery—and provide independence and mobility—for survivors of strokes and of other brain injuries.
Highway 20 part of national bike route system
More than 400 miles of state Highway 20, including the North Cascades Scenic Highway portion, have been designated as Washington’s first interstate bike route that will be part of the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved official recognition, which will be included in future updates of the […]
Sports briefs: March 19, 2014
This week: Register bikes at upcoming bike rodeos to help in recovery efforts and Race through Omak’s blooming orchards on April 26.
Cyclists wanted for Roll on Columbia
The Bicycle Adventure Club is looking for a few hardy cyclists interested in participating in a 12-day road bike trip that will start in Wenatchee May 11 and end back in the Apple Capital May 23. Called “Roll on Columbia,” the 517-mile circuit will follow the Columbia River north into Osoyoos, B.C. (bring your passport), […]