Friday, January 30, 2015

Saturday, Jan 31 - Groundhog's Day Prediction Party

Groundhog Day is known for Punxsutawney Phil predicting whether winter will end or keep going and it’s known for BEER! 

Well, maybe that’s just around here, but we think it’s a great reason to have a beer and a party so on Saturday, January 31st, from 3 – 9 pm, we will have our 2nd Annual Groundhogs Day Prediction Party. 

Your job – show up wearing summer clothes or winter clothes (and drink some beer). If you think winter is wrapping up soon, break out the Hawaiian shirts, tank tops, sunglasses and flip flops. If you think P-Phil is going to see his shadow and winter is sticking around, come wearing your Arctic camo, your snowmobile suit, or your sweet mountain gear. While you’re here, you will get to record your prediction and win prizes if you are right! 

For our beer specials for the night we will tap the TWO kegs of Midnight Marmot, one of which will be poured through the Randall (can’t have a groundhog party without a Marmot beer, right?), AND we'll have a keg of our Oako-Coco Nitro on tap! We will be doing pint specials ($3 pints all day!), growler specials ($10), and, final added bonus, crazy keg specials! ($49/$99 for Red, VB Stout, Huckleberry and Girlfriend kegs, and just $39/$79 for Afternoon IPA and RiverKeeper IPA!!)! 

Come dressed for winter or summer, but come join us for our Groundhogs Day Prediction Party!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ronde Van Palouse - April 26, 2015

Ronde van Palouse - Sunday, April 26, 2015
USA Cycling permit pending 
Start Time
Men 1/2
Men 3
11 a.m.
   66 mi
Top 3 - $150
Top 3 - $150
Women 1-3                                       Masters 40+ (1-4)                    Masters 50+ (1-4)               Masters 60+ (1-4)
11:05 a.m.
   50 mi
Top 3 - $150
Top 3 - Merch
Top 3 - Merch
Top 3 - Merch
Men 4/5
11:10 a.m.
   50 mi
Top 3 - Merch
Women 4
Juniors Boys 12-15
Junior Girls 12-15
11:15 a.m.
   34 mi
Top 3 - Merch
Top 3 - Medals
Top 3 - Medals
Description: Ronde van Palouse (Tour of the Palouse) is a road race held in the spirit of the Spring Classics. The course consists of a 16-mile circuit in the farm country near Spangle, Washington. The loop features 10 miles of good pavement and 6 miles of graded gravel. The constant rollers and the nearly constant wind of the Palouse make this a challenging circuit that favors the strongest all-around riders. The finish line is about two miles northeast of Liberty High School. 
  • Five (5) riders make a category. Promoter also reserves the right to combine, split, or cancel fields depending on turnout. Fields that race together will still be scored separately.
  •  Driving Directions: From Spokane, go 17 miles south on Hwy 195. Exit the highway left on East Cheney-Spangle Road. This is the second Spangle exit. You'll see the Harvester Restaurant to the left and a gas station on the right as you enter the town of Spangle. Continue to the stop sign at Main/Old 195. Turn right on Old SR 195 and proceed south for approximately one mile. Turn left on Spangle-Waverly Road. Proceed 3.5 miles to the staging area at Liberty High School on the right.
  • Entrance Fee: $35 includes sales tax, insurance surcharges, and registration fees.   
  • Registration:  Online registration available at  Day-of registration will be available. Check-in and registration will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the Liberty Middle School parking lot.  WSBA number required. $10 rental numbers available ($5 refundable for Wash. and Idaho residents; $10 refundable for all others).  USA Cycling license required. $10 One-Day Licenses available only for Men Cat 5 and Women Cat 4, no exceptions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Support vehicle for each field will be “wheels in-wheels out”.  However, your best bet is to run a wider tire with max air pressure.
  • A feed zone is available for teams and individuals with their own support person. Your soigneur should be instructed to stand in the feed zone on South Rattlers Run (see map below). There is parking at the intersection of Dawson Road and Rattlers Run Road. 
  • Award ceremony and will be at Liberty High School after the last field has finished (approximately 2:30 pm)

Other Rules: All USA cycling rules apply. Racers must present valid 2015 USA Cycling license at registration, no exceptions. Riders outside the "race caravan" must obey the standard rules of the road. Helmets must be worn any time the participant is on a bicycle--before, during, and after the race, except while on a trainer.

Organizer: Brad Hamby
Contact: or 509-688-4152

See Page for Course Map and Profile