As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside

Don’t let the indoor setting fool you. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities throughout the show. A bike demo area; product samples and interactive displays; contests and giveaways; and free clinics, demonstrations, and speakers all weekend long!

A two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities and the amazing lifestyle we enjoy here in the Inland Pacific Northwest. In partnership with the Spokane Golf Show, the two shows will be connected, allowing ticket holders to freely move through both shows at the Spokane Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday February 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday February 19.

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Bonus offers are limited to the first ticket holders.

Bonus Discount Offers:  Purchase your ticket Online to select offer of your choice while supplies last

Velofix Spokane: $20 off a mobile bike tune-up ($20 value)
Mica Moon Zip Tours: $10 off a zip line tour trip ($10 value)
This Bike Life:
$10 gift card good at TBL ($10 value)
Timberline Adventures:
$10 off a zip line tour trip ($10 value)
Silver Mountain Bike Park:
2 for 1 bike park lift ticket ($35 value)
Bike Hub
: receive a basic bike tune-up with expo purchase ($25 value) *SOLD OUT
Wheel Sport: receive a basic bike tune-up with expo purchase ($25 value) *SOLD OUT
North Division Bicycle Shop: receive a basic bike tune-up with expo purchase ($25 value)
Fun Unlimited: one hour stand up paddleboard rental ($20 value).
Wild Walls: one day climbing pass with equipment rental ($21 value)

YOU MUST VALIDATE YOUR OFFER AT THE BOOTH AT THE GREAT OUTDOORS & BIKE EXPO TO VALIDATE YOUR BONUS OFFER.

Kids 12 & Under FREE!

Check Out Bikes, Outdoor Gear, & Free Clinics/Presentations

Find some of the best deals of the season on mountain bikes, road bikes, fat bikes, commuters, around-town cruisers, kids’ bikes, and bike gear from local shops. Try out the latest bikes in the demo area inside (and outside if you’re prepared for the weather). This could be the weekend to find your next new bike!

Shop and explore the exhibitor hall featuring new and used bikes; travel destinations; camping and hiking gear; outdoor clothing; kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards; mountain resorts & bike parks; outdoor clubs and organizations; adventure guides; fitness clubs and trainers; and other local businesses.

Free kids’ activities, demonstrations, educational clinics, and entertaining presentations will be happening throughout the show, covering topics such as hiking, backpacking, camping, photography, wildlife, health & fitness and more!

Try the Latest Bikes

Shop and demo all types of bikes at the biggest bike sales and demo event of the season!

Explore

Gear, bike shops, outdoor retailers, travel destinations, outdoor clubs, mountain resorts, outfitters and more!

Learn

Demonstrations, educational clinics, and entertaining presentations on a variety of outdoor topics will be happening throughout the show!

Keynote Presentation: Sunday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Owl: A Year In The Lives of North American Owls, By Paul Bannick

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Paul Bannick Award winning photographer

Award winning photographer Paul Bannick will present a new program, on Sunday February 19, featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images from his brand-new book: “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.” Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences will witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migrations and competitions for food. His program shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges. All 19 species found in Canada and the United States are featured in photos, video and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy-Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl. Owl is a stunning follow-up to Bannick’s bestselling title, The Owl and the Woodpecker, giving bird lovers yet another gorgeous photographic tribute, engaging natural history, and a compelling call to preserve the habitats that sustain these most iconic of birds. Nearly ten years of working in some of the most remote parts of the continent, at the darkest hours of the day, tracking owls as they move through their lives has rewarded Paul with striking images that he uses in his book and presentations.

Saturday Presentations

Learn and discover new things about the Inland Northwest's great outdoors, from hiking, wildlife, fishing, trail running and more! All seminars are free with your expo admission.

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Annemarie Prince Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Saturday, 10:30-11:15 a.m.—Outdoor Recreation Safety/Awareness in Bear, Cougar, & Wolf Country with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Assistant Wildlife Biologist Annemarie Prince. Practice using inert bear spray canisters outside after the presentation.

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Kelly Chadwick Out There Monthly “Leaf, Root, Fungi, Fruit” columnist

Saturday, 11:30-12:15—“Inland NW Spring Edible Mushrooms,” with Out There Monthly “Leaf, Root, Fungi, Fruit” columnist Kelly Chadwick. Learn about easily identified mushrooms found along area trails. The talk will cover habitat, important features, culinary applications, and general rules for safe fungi foraging.

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Ammi Midstokke Adventure Writer

Saturday, 12:30-1:15 p.m.—“Nutrition for Hikers, Cyclists and Other Adventurers.” Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will present her case for caring for our insides by eating right when we head outside. Expect to pick up plenty of useful adventure eating ideas and laugh out loud courtesy of Midstokke’s humorous and entertaining storytelling style.

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Paul Knowles Spokane County’s Conservation Futures Fund

Saturday, 1:30-2:15 p.m.—“Exploring Spokane County’s Conservation Futures Lands and Trails.” Looking for new trails? Take a tour of the over 7,000 acres of open space and recreation lands acquired through the Spokane County’s Conservation Futures Fund with Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf’s Paul Knowles. The Conservation Futures program is emerging as one of the most significant local drivers in providing new trail-based recreational opportunities in the region. Learn more about the trails available today on Conservation Futures properties as well as projects currently in the works to expand those opportunities.

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Ammi Midstokke Adventure Writer

Saturday, 3:30-4:15 p.m.—“Outdoorsy People: Knowing What You and Your Outdoor Adventure Partners are Made Of.” Awareness of and willingness to adjust expectations of ourselves and our hiking, running, biking, and other adventure companions is the key to health and happiness in the outdoors, maintains adventure writer Ammi Midstokke in this sure-to-be entertaining and engaging talk.

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Amy Silbernagel McCaffree Out There Kids Writer

Saturday, 4:30-5:00 p.m.—“Lessons Learned from Teaching Kids about the Great Outdoors.” Amy Silbernagel McCaffree, who writes Out There Monthly’s “Out There Kids” column, will share her experiences skiing, biking, camping, and hiking with kids. Amy will pass on tips and lessons her family has learned from enjoying outdoor adventures together, including budget-friendly gear ideas.

Sunday Presentations

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John Roskelley Author and Photographer

Sunday, 11:30-12:15 p.m.—“The Columbia River: A Paddler’s Recreational Paradise.” Author and photographer John Roskelley is a dabbler in everything outdoors. In his first half century, Roskelley fought his way up four 8,000-meter peaks, including K2 and Everest, plus many other unclimbed Himalayan faces and ridges. A graduate of WSU in geology, Roskelley’s most recent book, which he will be highlighting in his presentation, is a paddler’s guide to the entire 1,200 miles of the Columbia River. Whether gliding along in the glacier-fed upper reaches of the Rocky Mountain/Purcell Trench through one of North America's largest wetlands, paddling hard against an incoming tide below Bonneville Dam, or racing along with a flow of 200,000 cu ft/sec below the White Bluffs in the Hanford Reach, a paddler can experience a lifetime of challenges and experiences on any segment of the Columbia. “Get to know your river,” says Roskelley. “It has the finest big water, miles of pristine sandy beaches, iconic wildlife refuges, and best of all—it's in your backyard. Push off. Paddle it. You won't be sorry.”

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Justin Carlile Cabela’s Post Falls store fishing manager.

Sunday, 12:30-1:15 p.m.—“Spokane Area Fishing: Tips to Catch Fish on Any Lake.” Cabela’s Post Falls store fishing manager Justin Carlile will cover practical fishing advice for newbies and seasoned anglers alike, including where to fish, what bait and gear to use, and other techniques you’ll need to hit the water and catch fish.

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Holly Weiler WTA Coordinator

Sunday, 2:45-3:20 p.m.—“Long Distance Hikes Close to Home,” with Holly Weiler, Washington Trails Association’s Eastern Washington Coordinator and author of Out There Monthly’s “Hike of the Month” columns. Explore some of the region’s most spectacular long hikes, from the Kettle Crest and Hells Canyon to Bitterroot Divide along the Idaho/Montana border.

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Trail Maniacs Running Club

Sunday, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m

Clinics

Join us for hands-on activities.

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Janelle Britton Yoga Teacher

Saturday, 9:15-10:15 a.m.—“Yoga for Tired Hiking/Biking Legs.” Sign up in advance (on the Spokane Outdoor & Bike Expo Facebook Page under events) for this limited-space clinic to learn basic leg-stretching and rejuvenating yoga poses that will benefit hikers and cyclists from yoga instructor and avid hiker, biker and snowboarder Janelle Britton.

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Donnie Kissick Movement Specialist

Saturday, 1:30-2:15 p.m.—“Training Balance: The Universal Principal.” Learn to improve your balance in every activity, especially outdoor sports like biking, paddleboarding, kayaking and even hiking, from personal trainer and “movement” specialist Donnie Kissick. This workshop will introduce you to one universal principle that you can use to find balance in everything you do.

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Janelle Britton Yoga Teacher

Sunday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.— “Learn the Art of the Yoga Headstand,” with yoga instructor Janelle Britton. Increase core strength and balance, relieve stress and increase focus with proper headstand technique and alignment.

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Donnie Kissick Movement Specialsit

Sunday, 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.— “Bridging the Gap Between Fitness and Recreation.” Learn what activities offer the best of both worlds between playing outside and fitness training and how to implement fitness training effectively to support your active lifestyle. “Fitness people don’t do enough recreational activity and people with an active lifestyle often stay away from the gym,” says workshop leader and personal trainer Donnie Kissick.

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GEOCACHING Geocaching 101

Learn all about the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game of geocaching using GPS-enabled devices such as a smartphone or GPS unit. Find out how to play and what gear you’ll need to get started. Cache Advance founder Lisa Breitenfeldt has been geocaching since 2002 and is excited to share her love of this fun, family-friendly activity! - Saturday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. -- Saturday, 3:30-4:15 p.m. -- Sunday, 12:30-1:15 p.m.


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