Bike for Life Moscow

This is our seventh year celebrating National Bike Month in Moscow, Idaho.  We call ourselves Bike for Life since biking is a great way to travel all year long and at every stage of life, not just in May.

See the contact page for more information about volunteering to help with events and planning.

All riding abilities are welcome to join the cycling events listed below…

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2015 Bike-Related Events


Wednesday, April 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, BIKE FIX AT UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, UofI Commons Pavilion, all welcome.  The University of Idaho Sustainability Center is hosting this bicycle fix-up event on campus as part of Earth Fest 2015.

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, MOSCOW RACE FOR ACTION, East City Park.  Teams race around Moscow doing tasks for volunteer organizations.  Ends with lunch at East City Park.  Email Margaret Dibble at m-dibble@hotmail.com for more information.

Saturday, April 25, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, LATAH TRAIL WORK DAYBear Creek Canyon.  Join the Latah Trail Foundation and the Latah County Parks and Recreation Department for a Bear Creek Canyon Trail Work Day.  There will be a carpool leaving from the old Tidyman’s parking lot at 8:30am (corner of Blaine & HWY 8).  Or feel free to meet the group at 9:00am at the Bear Creek Canyon parking area next to the Troy sewage treatment plant (first right on HWY 8 after leaving Troy).  For more information contact Ashley Lipscomb at latahtrail@gmail.com


Monday, May 4, 4:30 pm – dusk, MOUNTAIN BIKE MONDAYmeet at University of Idaho Rec Center.  This is an introduction to riding trails on Moscow Mountain.  The cost is $5 for transportation.  Contact the University of Idaho Outdoor Program for more information.

Monday, May 4, 7:00 pm, BIKE MONTH PROCLAMATIONMoscow City Hall Council Chambers.   Bill Lambert, Mayor of Moscow, will be proclaiming May to be Bicycle Month!  Come to the City Hall Council Chambers with your helmet or other cycling gear to show City Council that they need to take bicycling seriously.  Be there promptly; it will not take long and you will have your picture taken with the mayor.

Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 pm, GINGER RIDE, meet at Friendship Square.  Redheads and wannabe redheads will meet at 5:30pm at Friendship Square for a short ride around Moscow.  Wigs and hair dye are not only permitted, but encouraged!  For more info contact Deb Feiger at debrafeiger@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 6, 11:00 am, CHILDREN’S BIKE BOOKSBookPeople of Moscow.  Join Nancy Chaney as she reads bike-themed books to children at BookPeople, located in downtown Moscow at 521 S. Main Street.  **Also note: BookPeople is offering a 10% discount to all patrons that bike to the store Saturdays in May**

Wednesday, May 6, FILL THE RACKS and NATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY, all K-8th grade students. Safe Routes to School Moscow encourages students to bike, walk or roll to school on Wednesday, May 6th for National Bike to School Day.  SR2S will give a bike memento to all biking and walking participants.  For more information, contact Brooke Lowry (Moscow’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator) at blowry@uidaho.edu.

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Friday, May 8, 9:45 – 11:30 am, TOW YOUR TOTS, start at Mountain View Park and end at Patty’s Kitchen.  Come enjoy a fun, leisurely ride for kids and parents.  The ride begins at Mountain View Park (northeast edge of town) leaving at 10:00 am, following the bike paths through town we will stop at ponds and parks along the way and finish at Patty’s Kitchen for lunch around 11:30 am.  Patty’s will kindly give a free drink to the child-towing parent!  Bike carriers and kids learning to ride…all are welcome!  For more information contact Nora at nora.locken@gmail.com

Tow Your Tots 2010 - Patty's Kitchen

May 11-15, BIKE TO WORK WEEK.  Celebrate National Bike to Work Week – all day, every day!

Friday, May 15, 7:00 – 9:00 am, BIKE TO WORK DAY, corner of 6th and Main (by Maialina’s).  Celebrate National Bike to Work Day by stopping for free coffee from One World Cafe and breakfast goodies from Buy the Dozen Donuts in downtown Moscow. Please contact Margaret Dibble for more information, m-dibble@hotmail.com

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, BIKE FESTat Friendship Square — east side of the fountain.  This event, held at the same time as the Saturday Farmer’s Market, will feature local bike shop mechanics available to preform free bike tuneups and minor repairs.  Learn about our local bike/pedestrian trails from Bike for Life members  and Moscow Pathways Commission members.Bike to Work Day - repairs

Thursday, May 28, 5:30 pm, BIKE & BREW, ride begins at Friendship Square.  Meet at Friendship Square at 5:30 pm and cycle together to the Moscow Brewing Company for beers at 6:30.  The owners of Moscow Brewing Company will donate a portion of the proceeds to a bike rack installation near the business.  This fun ride is being led by Ashley Lipscomb, for more details contact ashley.lipscomb@gmail.com

Friday, May 29, 2:45 pm, LEAVE NO TRACE MOUNTAIN BIKING, meet at Palouse Bicycle Collective, 224 W. Third Street.  Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an educational bike ride on Moscow Mountain!  Meet at the Palouse Bicycle Collective (224 W. Third St.) at 2:45 pm and car pool to Moscow Mtn.  The ride is limited to 15 participants so make sure to register for the event at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e49a9af22a13-moscow

Saturday, May 30, 9:30 am – 8:00 pm, BOOKPEOPLE BIKE DISCOUNTat BookPeople of Moscow, 521 S. Main Street.  If you ride your bicycle to BookPeople of Moscow this Saturday you will receive a 10% discount!  This is the final day of their Bike Month promotion so come on down!


Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, OFFICER NEWBILL KIDS’ SAFETY FAIR, at Eastside Marketplace.

Thursday, June 11, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, YOUTH BICYCLE CLINICWest Palouse River Drive.  This clinic will cover the basics of bicycle safety, bike maintenance and riding skills.  Participants will be able to try out the new Cyclocross Track on West Palouse River Drive.  Sign up for clinic by June 8 at Moscow Parks & Recreation.  For more info call Matt Morra at 208-596-2533.

Friday, June 12, BIKE SAVVY TRAINING PROGRAM1912 Center, corner of 3rd and Adams Street.

Thursday, June 18, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, YOUTH CYCLING COMPETITION, West Palouse River Drive.  This competition will invovle a mountain bike/cyclocross event at the new Cyclocross Track on West Palouse River Drive.  Open to all kids ages 4 to 18 years old.  Participants will be divided into groups based on experience, age and skill level.  Suitable for younger riders still on “striders”.  Sign up for race with Moscow Parks & Rec by June 14.  For more information call Matt Morra at 208-596-2533.


Thursday, August 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, YOUTH CYCLING COMPETITION, West Palouse River Drive.  This competition will invovle a mountain bike/cyclocross event at the new Cyclocross Track on West Palouse River Drive.  Open to all kids ages 4 to 18 years old.  Participants will be divided into groups based on experience, age and skill level.  Suitable for younger riders still on “striders”.  Sign up for race with Moscow Parks & Rec by August 16.  For more information call Matt Morra at 208-596-2533.



See you on the streets…and please remember to wear your helmets!


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