Bike week supports commuters in Pullman, Moscow

Event series brings awareness to cycling communities, use as transportation

KYLE MOEN, Evergreen reporter

Palouse Bike Week, a series of cycling events running through Saturday, kicked off Monday as part of an effort to support the biking community in Pullman and Moscow.

Daily events include group rides and seminars along with activities like flat tire clinics, safety workshops and children’s bike workshops.

Palouse Bike Week is sponsored by several entities including WSU Transportation, Pullman Chamber of Commerce and Moscow Chamber of Commerce, said Brent Atkinson, the transportation options coordinator for WSU Transportation Services.

“[Biking is a] fun, healthy way to get exercise and connect with other people around the community,” he said.

The main goals of Palouse Bike Week are to bring more awareness to cycling communities, let people know about the recreational opportunities biking brings and how it can be used as general transportation, Atkinson said.

He said he hopes Bike Week makes biking more visible on the Palouse. New students are often unfamiliar with the biking community, he said.

There are multiple events on the WSU campus including a Coug Bike Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday and a presentation on bike commuting to WSU by Lowell Kappmeyer on Thursday.

Atkinson said Kappmeyer, who commutes year-round from Moscow to Pullman on the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, will be talking about cycling gear and benefits that come with commuting by bike.

For more information on events go to