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Question for Spokane, WA area riders...(5 posts)

Question for Spokane, WA area riders...emckee
Jun 2, 2003 12:10 PM
I was up in Spokane this last weekend (lovely riding weather!) for a visit and kept noticing bike route signs that were also marked with the I-90 interstate highway symbol. e.g. along the Spokane river in the valley, also near Riverfront Park.

Can anyone explain this to me? Is there a bicycle route/path that runs the length of I-90 from Spokane to Seattle?

If so, it would make for an incredible tour sometime!

Thanks to any who can help!
re: Question for Spokane, WA area riders...jpeezer
Jun 2, 2003 2:40 PM
first off, it's cool that spokane is mentioned on this board. second, and this won't really help, I live in spokane (2 years) and just noticed those same signs last week. I'd be interested in the responses from other spokanites in the know (even if it just to find out there are others from spokane that lurk andor post here).
re: Question for Spokane, WA area riders...lurpy
Jun 2, 2003 3:39 PM
I don't live in Spokane, but my parents live in Coeur d'Alene which is just across the Idaho border to the East. The signs you were seeing are probably for the Centennial Trail, which connects Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. When I rode it last there were still sections that had not been completed, but I believe it is much more contiguous now. Pretty nice, as multi-use trails go. Not sure of a total length, maybe 20 or 30 miles end to end.
You saw the Centennial Trail.....davet
Jun 2, 2003 6:46 PM
It starts west of Spokane, goes through downtown Spokane and goes 37 miles, to the Idaho border where it becomes the Idaho Centennial Trail. Then it continues 23 miles, almost to the east end of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Theres another, called The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes that follows a (now paved) abandoned rail-bed. It starts in Plummer Idaho, on the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene and goes 72 miles to Mullan Idaho, on the Idaho/Montana border.

Yet another, not fully paved yet, that starts in Cheney (15 miles from Spokane) and will run to Pasco, in Southern Washington.

We are blessed here in Spokane with wonderful biking weather, a very strong bicycling advocacy and fabulous biking roads and paths. Lots of farm roads with little traffic. Some easy and some very challenging. You can ride flats, rollers, hills and mountains, take your choice.
re: Question for Spokane, WA area riders...emckee
Jun 3, 2003 11:12 AM
Thanks all for the explanations! Too bad it doesn't yet follow the I-90 corridor over to Seattle, but I guess that would be too easy!