Bike to Work Week is NOW

Bike to Work week starts today, and it’s gonna be a beautiful week to bike to school, work, play!

Here’re are  the events P2P is helping with:

Today, Monday – Comute of the Century

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 am – Energizer Station

at 25th & High Drive

Roast House Coffee and The Scoop are donating goods and services.

Join us for a quick warm up on your morning commute.

Spokane Bikes has a lot more events scheduled to rock your week. Go here to see the line up:


The League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101″ Classes — Coming Soon

back from the first ride

photo: Ryan Volsen

Here’s a great opportunity if you want to ride more but just don’t feel comfortable riding in traffic. The Smart Cycling classes will build your confidence and get you on the road.

From instructors Cindy Green & Erika Henry…

“Bicycling to work, for errands or exercise can be safe and enjoyable. The League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101” class gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally on streets. Learn principles of riding with traffic, predicting and avoiding motorist errors, bike handling skills, basic bicycle maintenance, and essential gear.


  • ·         Taught by certified instructors and includes a student manual
  • ·         Recommended for adults and youth (15+, must have a parent present at all times)
  • ·         9 hours of classroom and on-street instruction prepare you for a full understanding of vehicular cycling
  • ·         A bicycle in good operating condition and a helmet are required.
  • ·         Limited to 12 participants (minimum 6) per class.
  • ·         Cost is $50 non-refundable fee. If you must miss a class, please arrange beforehand to make it up during one of the scheduled classes below. We are not able to refund any registration fees for partial or full missed classes.

Reserve your spot by finding Spokane Bicycle Traffic Skills at  

The course is offered 4 times this year. Visit and search for “spokane bike class” to register.

Class series: June 11 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm) AND

June 14 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). Must attend both sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave.

Class series: July 16, July 23

AND July 30, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm each night. Must attend all 3 sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave. WOMEN-ONLY CLASS

Class series: September 10 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

AND September 13 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). Must attend both sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave.

Let Traffic Skills 101 help you Ride Safely out there!”

P2P in the News

SR Live Well April 2014

Thanks to The Spokesman for including Pedals2People in the April LiveWell magazine. If you missed it (click images for BIG), The “Ride On” article, written by Erika Prins, featured local groups helping the next generation of cyclists to get riding! Events like SpokeFest and Summer Parkways are coming up, and you know we’ll be involved. Maybe you will be too.

Send us an email if you want to help or make a donation.

LW April 2014, 2

2014 Bike Swap Fun

photo: Jon Jonckers

photo: Jon Jonckers

This year’s Bike Swap was another awesome event. Organized and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people, this year’s Swap went off without a hitch.

Thousands of affordable bikes were available to folks hoping to get a deal. And get a deal they did! We saw lots of bike go by our booth for $20-50. We also saw some beautiful bikes hanging in the corral: bikes by Ibis, Litespeed, Rodrigues, to name a few.

Because the swap is such a family-friendly event (kids under 12 get in for free and receive a helmet with the purchase of a bike), we enlisted the help of Maddie. She donated her time and made approximately 60 balloon creations for kids at the swap. Parents and grandparents generously donated to the cause, and Maddie generously donated half her proceeds to Pedals2People. Thanks for the support!

If you missed the swap, don’t worry. We have plenty of affordable bikes at our shop. Come by and take one for a test ride. Before you know it, it’ll be May and Bike-to-Work month. You’ll want to be ready…


See you at Monterey this Wednesday

Thank goodness for Give Back Wednesdays! As Monterey Cafe’s Charity of the Week, your visit to lunch, Power Hour, Happy Hour, karaoke, trivia, and even your take-out order will give back to Pedals. Stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 9 N. Washington St. and (fun)draise with us! Tempted to sing Queen, anybody??

Source: Marie Plocharz “It’s All About Art and Design” blog

See you at Monterey on April 9th! Click for more information.

Rockwood Neighborhood Council

What a great group of concerned citizens. Feeling grateful for being included in the Rockwood Neighborhood meeting last night.

If you’d like us to tell our story, make a quick presentation, and answer some questions–email us!

Bike Swap

Hope everyone has been out on the dry roads and avoided the left over traction gravel!

And with the (hopefully) last of the snow means a great Spokane bike event is upon us: The Spokane Bike Swap!  The second weekend of April is swinging up fast and Pedals needs a little help at our booth for the weekend.  We’ll be helping folks pick the right size bike and spreading the word about what we do at the shop.  In exchange, you will get free admission into the Swap and get to hang out with a bunch of other bike nerds.

If this sounds cool, please RSVP your volunteer time by following this link!

Hope to see y’all there!

The Community School Bike Shop Needs a Few Good Helpers

ivan and TCS

Our friend Ivan, who works at The Community School, contacted us about a volunteer opportunity. Their bike shop is looking for volunteers who work well with high school aged kids to help their students refurbish bikes that will be donated to World Relief. We’ve partnered with Ivan and these students before, and they are doing good work in the community.

The hours would be 12:15 – 1:15 M,W,F starting in mid-to-late April (date TBA)

Contact Bobbi Konshuk at 354-6409 if you have questions or would like to help.