Links

Register your bike with City of Spokane Police

Register your bike online or through a Cop Shop.  This lets the police match up stolen, but recovered bikes, with their owners.  Cop Shop locations.  Cop Shops can also provide free helmets to those who need them as well as instructions on proper helmet fitting.

Washington State Department of Transportation – Cycling Tips

Site has bicycle laws, safety tips, area bike maps including accident, commuter counts, etc.  Details here

Commute Trip Reduction

If you are biking to WORK (recreational riding doesn’t count for this program), you can participate in Spokane County’s commute trip reduction program.  It costs nothing, but does involve signing up and logging your bike mileage.  Participation rewards are given, and there are quarterly drawings for substantial prizes, such as a Fitbit Surge, iPad Air or $500 gift certificate.  Details here.  See the link called ‘Greater Spokane Area Citizens’.

Defensive Riding

Safe riding tips from  a long-time commuter

Bikes on Buses

Here’s an alternative, if the weather turns sour when you are on your ride.

Spokane Blogging Sites

Cycling Spokane – John Speare offers tips on gear, routes, trails.