EVENT:
2nd Annual Spokane Valley
Cycle Celebration 2014 presented by Valleyfest
EVENT LOCATION:
Mirabeau Meadows Park
13500 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley, WA
DATE:
Sunday, July 27, 2014

10 Mile Ride
25 Mile Ride
50 Mile Ride
Lodging
cycle celebration

Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration Details

Spend the day with family and friends enjoying the scenic beauty in and around Spokane Valley on your choice of 10-mile, 25-mile or 50-mile bike ride. All bike rides start at the North Centennial Trail Head across from Mirabeau Point Park Meadows in Spokane Valley, WA.

START TIMES:
• 8:00 a.m. - Hills Around the Valley 50-Mile
• 9:00 a.m. - Adventure Ride 25 Mile
• 9:30 a.m. - Family Friendly Ride 10 Mile

COST:
The goal of the community volunteers who organizer the cycle celebration is to provide bike rides at a minimum cost to the riders. For this reason, all funds go toward the costs of the ride. We seek community support and we thank our volunteers and sponsors for giving riders the opportunity to experience our near nature region.
• The $15 per person per ride registration includes one polyester riding T-Shirt.
• A $30 registration is available for families of up to four riders. This includes two (2) high-quality, polyester riding T-Shirts.
• Additional T-Shirts are available at the time of registration for $12 each.
• Bring money to buy slices of David’s Pizza at the end of the ride.

RIDE AMENITIES:
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.
Wheelsport East 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, M&M’s, and donut holes.
• After the ride, relax in Mirabeau Meadows Park and enjoy pizza from David’s Pizza for $3.00 per slice or 2 for $5.00

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...others ahead on the trail, obstacles on the trail, people ahead of you 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're supposed to be leashed, but sometime they aren't.
• 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.

RULES FOR PARTICPIATION:
• All participants must wear an approved helmet.
• Parents must accompany children under age sixteen.
• All participants must sign a waiver.
• Parents must sign the waiver for children under age eighteen.

• Arrive at the starting area according to your route, with the faster bikers in front of the group:
Hills Around the Valley 50-Mile: 8:00 a.m.
Adventure Ride 25 Mile: 9:00 a.m.
Family Friendly Ride 10 Mile: 9:30 a.m.

MORE ABOUT 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.

PACKET PICKUP:
CenterPlace Regional Event Center
2426 N. Discovery Place Spokane Valley, WA 99216
on Saturday, July 26, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Out-of-town visitors may pick up their packets between 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 27.

ROAD SAFETY:
• 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 Wheelsport East 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. So remember, under Washington 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.
BE PREDICTABLE: 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:
https://www.bikeleague.org/content/traffic-laws
• Tips for group riding can be seen at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq4J3SVDxOY
• Other riding tips can be found at;
https://www.bikeleague.org/ridesmartvideos

PARKING:
There is parking at Mirabeau Meadows and a larger parking lot is located west of the park. See map below for details.

Thank you Sponsors for Making this Event Possible