Thursday, April 8, 2010

Two Cycling Events

Tonight there is a celebration of the City Council decision to move ahead with the exploration of a "Complete Streets" ordinance for Spokane. The City Council decision is just the first step, but it nice to have a City Council that is interested in forward-thinking and planning for a future that takes into account all of the users on our city streets and not just the equation of moving cars at the highest speed. In any case, tonight at the Steam Plant Grill, 5.30 - 6.30 pm, a group of like-minded folks will raise a glass in honor of this important step. Come join us!

And, after that, come back to the Steam Plant Grill on Sunday, April 11, to watch the Paris-Roubaix coverage, 3 - 5 pm. There will be pitchers of beer on special, probably including the just-released Maestro's Brew, created to support the Spokane Symphony (Not many breweries and symphonies team up, but why not?), and plates full of sliders. It's not the same as a bag-full of burgers from Dick's, but it will be warmer and dry.

If you caught the coverage of last week's Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen for you hardcore-types), the race was simply awesome. Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara did everything you would hope to light up the punchy climbs and motored to impressive results. David Millar got some attention and it made for a great race. With these guys on form and American favorite George Hincapie desperate for his most-desired victory and in on-fire form, it should be a great, great race.

All ages welcome and no cover charge. Just firing up the televisions and drinking beer (or not) the way true 'mericans are supposed to enjoy sports. Even the sissy ones like cycling.

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