Third Palouse Bike Week events begin Sept. 16

Over 20 activities for residents of Pullman, Moscow to take place



The third annual Palouse Bike Week begins Sept. 16 with an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. at Three Forks Bike and Brew. Every day will feature a new event or trail. A Coug Bike can be rented by students for personal use.

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

The Pullman and Moscow communities will be hosting the third annual Palouse Bike Week from Sept. 16-21. It is a collaboration between the city of Moscow, the city of Pullman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, WSU and the University of Idaho.

Each day of the week has a new event or trail ride to follow with the opening ceremony starting at 4 p.m. on Monday at Three Forks Bike and Brew.

Regan Donaldson, Pullman Chamber of Commerce events coordinator, said the campaign’s main goal is to show residents the trails available around the city and to educate them on how to navigate them safely.

“[We also want to] make drivers aware that this is a bike-friendly city,” Donaldson said.

Palouse Bike Week consists of over 20 different activities during the entire week. There will be events for every age group, like a Bike-In-Movie Night hosted by Palouse Bicycle Collective. Women’s Wine and Wrench Night event will be hosted by Three Forks Bike and Brew.

There will also be an interactive poker bike ride on Saturday, Donaldson said. The bike ride will be eight miles and consist of five different locations where individuals will receive a card to make a winning poker hand. At the end of the ride, the person with the winning poker hand wins a prize.

The events are open to all ages and skill levels. Those without a bike can rent one through Coug Bikes or Palouse Bicycle Collective.

The Palouse Bicycle Collective in Moscow is a nonprofit shop that offers bicycle recycling, education and repairs.

Gavin Scoles, Palouse Bicycle Collective employee, said they are hoping people will ride their bikes to the movie screening of “Ride the Divide” at the Latah County Annex parking lot on Sept. 20.

Donaldson said both WSU and UI students are encouraged to bike to the football games this Saturday.

“The school year has just begun. Palouse Bike Week is just a really good way to learn about the different trails and pathways in the city and a good way to learn about the different activities around town,” she said.

Full events schedules are available on their Facebook page, Pedal the Palouse, or through the Pullman Chamber of Commerce website.