Route 13: East Nora > Garden Springs

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Many of these routes follow Spokane's best rides, which is not surprising. Generally, people in a city want to live in an enjoyably comfortable neighborhood with easy access to downtown, entertainment, and/or nightlife (the politics around who is capable of living in such an area is for another post (or book)).  Route 13, with only a couple of revisions, is a stretch of road I bicycled nearly every day last summer. Its edges are accessible from downtown, the areas at its fringes are picturesque and have smooth roads, and Route 13 actually passes meaningful, practical areas of Spokane. So much so that Spokane's proposed Central City Line follows many of the same roads. Beginning on the river at Spokane's eastern edge, Route 13 ducks through downtown, climbing up Sunset Blvd's first major ramp.

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My camera doesn't take blurry pictures, it's just giving a hyper-realistic visual of what it's like to ride up W Rosamond Ave. Do yourself a favor and have a blast crushing up and then bombing down West Drive instead (take a right at the Yield sign).
My camera doesn't take blurry pictures, it's just giving a hyper-realistic visual of what it's like to ride up W Rosamond Ave. Do yourself a favor and have a blast crushing up and then bombing down West Drive instead (take a right at the Yield sign).
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Best non-downtown spot for a drink along the way

: Stop by Rosauer's in Browne's Addition on the way down Rosamond for a sixer on the way down to the river under Sandifur Bridge. #simplepleasures

Next Sunday

: Route 1: Hillyard > Manito will definitely be a highlight of the #1923streetcar project. If you want to see what Spokane has to offer, you'll want to r(ead/ide) this installment.