Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sandpoint Sojourn with Pancakes


Greasy Fingers Bikes is participating in Adventure Cycling Association's #biketravelweekend. ACA is asking cyclists to unite and take a one or two night bike trip over the June 2-4th weekend. We did it last year and had some much fun, we're doing it again.

Join GFB as we lead a overnight bike trip from Sandpoint to the Mudhole Campground in Priest River, Idaho (approximately 30 miles). We will ride from the shop on Saturday (June 3rd) at 2:00 pm, drink some beers around the campfire, camp overnight, enjoy a pancake breakfast and return Sunday mid-day.

If you have ever wanted to bike pack, learn more about it or join a group, this is a great opportunity. Reservations required as there are limited camping spaces available. Please call Greasy Fingers Bikes with your number of riders and we will add you to our list for pre-reserved camp spots. Or you can reserve your own camp spot at the Mudhole Campground.

#biketravelweekend #bikeovernights #adventurecycling

Thursday, May 25, 2017

State of the Trails mid-May

Well, this spring riding season in North Idaho has been very different than the last few years. We have been spoiled with trails drying out very quickly. I would say this year's timeline is closer to the norm...whatever that is anymore.

So, what here in North Idaho is clear and rideable? Here is what I know, as updated on the Mountain Biking Trails & Conditions page of this here blog. I will keep making updates as I get concrete info. Enjoy!





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Road Trippin to Riverside State Park

Note: This happened a few weeks back, somehow I never posted it.  

As I wait for more of our trails to dry out, took another road trip down to Spokane to ride Riverside State Park. You could say I completed the Spokane mountain biking trifecta for spring now...Beacon Hill, South Bluff and Riverside.

Anyways, Riverside was amazing riding as usual. Great early season ride option...or really any time of year. I will say I don't know if I have ever seen so much water in Deep Creek though.  I sat here for quite a while contemplating wether to wade this or not. Hmm...



Friday, May 12, 2017

Not Sandpoint Bike Week 2017

As you already know, there is no official Sandpoint Bike Week (there hasn't been for a couple years now).  Many of the events that made up Bike Week continue on as stand alone events however.  Just because we don't have a proclamation from the mayor, and promotion from our bike club doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate bikes for a week.  Don't you agree?

Here are some things you should be aware pf for next week...which would technically be Sandpoint Bike Week if there was one...

Tuesday (May 16th) - "The Sisterhood of Shred" showing @ the Panida Theater, doors @ 6:30pm / Film @ 7:00pm.  "In the male-dominated world of jumping bikes, a community of women riders emerge. From all walks of life, different points around the globe, they empower each other to push their personal limits on and off their bikes. They have banded together...they are The Sisterhood of Shred."  Tickets $5 in advance online, or at 6:30pm, at the door.  Ticket purchase includes entry into Raffle.  Beer, wine & concessions will be available for purchase.

Wednesday (May 17th) - Ride of Silence.  Meet at City Beach parking lot @ 5:30pm.  Join other cyclists in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.  The ride is part of a worldwide share-the-road campaign.  Route is about 9 miles.  Must wear a helmet.  All bikes and their riders are welcome.  Ride will end at Idaho Pour Authority for the Chafe 150 Happy Hour.

Friday (May 19th) - National Bike to Work Day.  Pretty self explanatory here, ride your bike to work for the day.  Have a beer or glass of wine to reward yourself.

Saturday (May 20th) - Lost in the 50s Cruiser Ride.  Grab you cruiser bike...whether it be new or old school, unique or run of the mill. Gather at Greasy Fingers Bikes at 4pm.  Ride will be a leisurely cruise out the Sagle Bike Path to the Long Bridge Grill. There, the pavilion will be reserved to park bikes under. The LBG has some tasty grub and cold drinks. We'll hang for a bit and enjoy while we look at each others bikes, talk about bikes and watch classic cars cruise by.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Lost in the 50s Cruiser Ride


Here is the plan. Grab you cruiser bike...whether it be new or old school, unique or run of the mill. Gather at Greasy Fingers Bikes at 4pm.

We will take a leisurely cruise out the Sagle Bike Path to the Long Bridge Grill. There we will have the pavilion reserved to park our bikes under.

The LBG has some tasty grub and cold drinks. We'll hang for a bit and enjoy while we look at each others bikes, talk about bikes and watch classic cars cruise by.

More than likely there will be some prizes or giveaways...cause who doesn't like that?