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You would not have believed it was April this past week here in Coeur d’Alene. With temperatures reaching the mid to high 70’s it was like Summer had decided Spring needed to sit this year out. It was fabulous for me; I was able to get out on my bike and ride just about every single day! (You can follow my rides on Ride With GPS here: Personal Profile or Ride With GPS Ambassador Profile)
Tom and I were even able to get out on the vintage cruisers and take a ride along the North Idaho Centennial Trail in the downtown Coeur d’Alene area. It was really great to see all the other people out enjoying the day. There were even some brave souls who were actually in the lake! The breeze that was coming off of it told me it is still pretty chilly, but kids must have much thicker skin. This photo below shows the beach at one of the spots where there happened to be no one. (Don’t really feel comfortable taking photos of other peoples kids without their permission.)
This week is turning out to be a rainy one, but hoping for a break in the weather this weekend. I want to start getting out and mapping some routes that you can all use for your own self-guided bicycle tours!
Below is an example of one way I can share the routes with everyone. The other ways are via files you can use in your own GPS and one that will open in Google Earth on your computer or smart phone. Going to be fun creating and sharing some general bicycle routes with everyone and creating specialized routes via the bicycle concierge service. (If you can’t see the map try refreshing the page.)
Let’s all get out and ride!!!
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Here are a couple events that are coming up this month. Check the Bicycle Events Calendar for more as it is updated at least a couple times a week if not daily with new events.
Hey Ladies! lets check out the new mountain bike trails at Empire Trail System in Spirit Lake, Idaho. This event is free, however since the trail network is on Inland Empire Paper company land there will be a small day use fee of $2.50. More info will be posted when the event date approaches such as meeting time, place and where to grab some grub after our ride! Remember these rides will accomodate all levels of ability! We will also…
10 am start from Michael’s D’s Restaurant east end of Sherman. Pavement start then lots of mud, snow and dirt with pavement finish. Shop ride format with no entry fee, no awards, no whining, just lots of fun in the mud. Dress according, come prepared.
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