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Bike the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park | Stuck in North Idaho

Biking Going to the Sun Road | Glacier National Park

This summer has been spent on two wheels, a change of pace in comparison to past summers spent hiking and car camping. Earlier this summer, Kyle and a couple friends convinced me to bite the bullet and buy my first road bike. To make sure I actually used said bike, I signed up for the Coeur d’Alene Bike Co.’s Coeur d’Fondo training group. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday this summer, we’ve been meeting at the shop to go on group…

Leavenworth Oktoberfest

A Different Oktoberfest

Every year I give you all a run-down of the various Oktoberfest celebrations throughout North Idaho. I've listed several beer tasting events by town, did a three-part series about the Leavenworth Oktoberfest and last year highlighted Critfest and the Coeur d'Fondo - two biking events hosted right here in Coeur d'Alene. This year is a little different... This year I'm shifting focus to those bike events I mentioned. You see, for three days a week, over the course of at…

Why I Bike | a post highlighting one man's experience in joining a healthy biking community.

Why I Bike

All images for this post courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Bike Co. This might seem a little reminiscent of Andrea’s post “Why I Run”, but in case you haven’t noticed by now, what drives us respectively, differs greatly. But before I reveal my enthusiasm for the greatest mechanical invention in the last 200 years, I have to specify that this post is about road biking. There are many different ways to bike on many different styles of bikes, and my…

What is a Criterium?

As mentioned in last Friday's post, Coeur d'Alene is hosting its first criterium this Friday as part of the big Oktoberfest celebration. To be honest, this is the first time I'd heard of such a thing, so I reached out to Jenni Gaertner, with Vertical Earth, to learn more about this unique event they're calling Crit Fest. A criterium is a timed, closed-circuit road race. This particular crit (as the cool kids call it) will feature four races divided into USAC categories.…

Take a Hike | Syringa Trails

A little over a week ago Kyle, Megan and Dylan decided to go mountain biking around what Megan called Syringa Hill in Sandpoint. As it turns out, this trail system is much more than just a hill with a trailhead. It starts on Pine St. and leads you through some pretty tall weeds and into  Sherwood Forest which is an area of land that was actually donated by private citizens for the good of public use and recreation. The trail…