Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration
The annual Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration presented by Valleyfest is set for Sunday, July 28. The bicycle tour of Spokane Valley has been a community fixture since it began in 2013 and is a great way to explore what the area has to offer. Less experienced cyclists can pick the 10-mile route while more experienced riders can choose between 25- and 50-mile rides. All rides begin and end at the North Centennial Trailhead across from Mirabeau Point Park at 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway. Parking is available immediately west of the park. 13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley, WA.
REGISTER and RIDE the Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration and you will be entered to WIN a Trek Bicycle Checkpoint ALR 5 gravel bike valued at over $2,000! All paid entires who ride are eligible to WIN.
SCHEDULE and START TIMES - Sunday, July 28, 2019
7:00 a.m. Registration opens at Mirabeau Park Picnic Shelter
8:00 a.m. 50-Mile Hills Around the Valley
9:00 a.m. 25-MileAdventure Ride
9:30 a.m. 10-Mile Family Friendly Ride
10:30 a.m. Games for kids/Maxie Ray Mills Music in the Shelter
11:00 a.m. Sack lunches available
12:00 p.m. Awards
1:00 p.m. Party moves to Brother's Office Pizza (12928 E Mansfield Ave suite 1, Spokane Valley, WA 99216)
LATE REGISTRATION and PACKET PICK UP
Online registration closes 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26.
Late registration and Packet pick up is:
Saturday, July 27
from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Centerplace Regional Event Center
2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Sunday, July 28
from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Mirabeau Point Park
13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway
Spokane Valley, Washington
$29.00 - Rider 18 and older and includes a box lunch from Brother's Pizza
$15.00 - Rider 13-17 and includes a box lunch from Brother's Pizza
Free - Rider 12 and under and a box lunch from Brother's Pizza
RULES FOR PARTICPIATION
• Participants must wear an approved helmet.
• Participants must sign a waiver.
• Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult.
All routes will be patrolled by first-aid teams who are in constant touch with Mirabeau Point Park first aid station.
• A medical team will staff a tent at Mirabeau Point Park.
• Bike Hub will provide mechanical support at Mirabeau Meadows Park.
• Spokane County SCOPE will provide traffic direction at critical intersections.
• Rides are clearly marked using signs at critical locations and Dan Henry Markers (see description below).
• Each of the three comfort stations provides a portable toilet, food, and water. Food consists of bananas, oranges, bagels, peanut butter, licorice twists, and donut holes.
CENTENNIAL TRAIL SAFETY
The Centennial Trail is a multi-use trail where you can encounter inline skaters, cyclists, walkers, joggers, pets, scooters, and other activities -- even wildlife – approaching both from the front and from the rear.
• The speed limit on the Centennial Trail is 15 mph or 24 kilometers per hour.
• Be aware of your surroundings, other people ahead on the trail, obstacles on the trail, and approaching from behind, wildlife, etc.
• Ride Right unless passing and yield to others, especially pedestrians.
• Slow down when approaching and then passing others;
• Let people know well in advance if you're passing them. Use a bell or say "on your left" loudly enough that they can respond. Some people wear "ear buds" when on the trail and cannot hear you at all. Be careful with these folks!
• Be especially careful of pets; they are supposed to be leashed, but sometime they are not.
• Children on small bikes and scooters are unpredictable. Give them a lot of room when you pass.
• Also be aware of riders that want to pass you. Move right when it's safe and let them pass. BE AWARE that some people may not be as considerate as you and may not give you any warning.
DAN HENRY MARKERS
The route is marked on the right with signs painted in the streets. These are called “Dan Henry” markers and are shaped as shown below. Use the color code for your route: RED – 10 mile; YELLOW – 25 mile; BLUE – 50 mile.
• Make sure your bike is in good shape before the ride. Check your brakes and put air in your tires. If you need help, visit the Bike Hub tent before the ride. The following video details how to get your bike ready: https://www.bikeleague.org/content/basic-bike-check
• Obey all traffic rules. All of the Cycle Celebration routes include some riding on city streets. Uunder Washington State Law, bicycles are a vehicle subject to the same laws as the driver of a car. On roads shared with auto traffic, stay to the right of the road when there is enough space for the auto to pass. Otherwise, move to the center of the lane.
• Where there are bike lanes, stay within the bike lanes.
• Leave a big cushion of space around yourself, especially for the first mile.
Don’t make sudden stops, turns, or swerves.
• If you do have to change course, announce yourself “Stopping” and pull off to the right.
• Pass on the left if possible and announce, “On your left” to avoid startling the overtaken rider.
• Slower riders to the right, faster to the left.
• Be courteous to drivers and ride defensively.
The following video gives a number of riding tips for riding on streets:
• Tips for group riding can be seen at:
• Other riding tips can be found at;
There is parking at Mirabeau Meadows and a larger parking lot is located west of the park. See map below for details.