Places we love to ride, run, hike, and ski
- Training in Italy: Venice & Castelfranco Veneto November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about our tour of Veneto, and our visit with supplier Giessegi.
- Training in Italy: Ravenna November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about our tour of Ravenna, known for spectacular mosaics.
- Training in Italy: Tuscan Hills November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about our tour of the Tuscan towns of Poggibonsi and San Gimignano.
- Training in Italy: Florence November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about our tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance.
- Training in Italy: Pescia November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about the Tuscan town of Pescia and our visit with Natali Sportswear.
- Training in Italy: Cremona November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read about Cremona and our visits with Biciclista and Marcello Bergamo.
- Francesca’s Italy Train Travel Tips November 25, 2021In October Northwest in Motion visited our Italian suppliers. Read retail manager Francesca’s Italy train travel tips.
- The Easy Pass Duathlon July 15, 2021We hiked ~25 mi from Thunder Creek Trailhead to Easy Pass Trailhead, then cycled back ~22 mi to the Thunder Creek Trailhead via Hwy 20.
- Paddling Sucia Island November 17, 2020Sucia Island is a premier kayaking destination, and is also becoming a trail running destination. Read about paddling this gorgeous island.
- Hiking Summerland & Panhandle Gap August 20, 2020Whether you like to move fast and light or slow and deliberate, notice what you sense as you move through wilderness ecological zones.
- Destination: Bridle Trails August 5, 2020Bellevue’s Bridle Trails State Park is an underappreciated gem that is a tranquil, convenient destination to walk and run.
- Beginner’s Guide to MTB in Seattle June 17, 2020Seattle is known for many things: fish markets, sports teams, and rainy weather to name a few. But what many folks don’t know is that we have some of the ...
- Bend Gravel Cycling June 2019 July 12, 2019Bend is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Here is a review of three of *gravel* routes.
- Poo Poo Point Power Hike March 21, 2019After a record cold and snowy February, the sudden switch to summertime temperatures the past few days has been just the prescription to get over our collective cabin fever. Saturday afternoon ...
- Larch Season Hike: Maple Pass Loop September 25, 2018Among the most popular fall hikes in the Cascades are those with abundant larch trees. The Maple Pass Loop near Rainy Pass on Highway 20 (aka “The North Cascades Highway”) ...
- Cycling the North Cascades Highway July 13, 2018By this time of year, I’ve usually cycled the North Cascades Hwy (WA State Hwy 20) out-and-back to Mazama at least twice. Unfortunately asthma has delayed my usual hit list ...
- Annette Lake Trail July 3, 2018Sad to say, as far as area hikes go, I tend to replay my “greatest hits” list over and over. I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest since 1994 and only ...
- The Double Grind | Trombley Begins July 2, 2018In this episode of The Double Grind Michael and Craig chat with Seattle-area gravel veteran Robert Trombley about Dirty Kanza, gravel and endurance rides, and gear. Other discussion topics include: ...
- Chelan Century Challenge 2018 June 25, 2018Read about the Chelan Century Challenge, one of the best event rides in Washington state, which has gorgeous scenery and challenging climbs.
- Three Views of King County June 22, 2018I’ve never been a fan of the area’s multi-use trails. My disdain is mainly the result of undesirable experiences on the Burke Gilman Trail between the University of Washington and ...
Visit Walla Walla
Beloved for the rural farm roads that meander through rolling wheat fields, Walla Walla is celebrated as Washington’s top road cycling destination. The nearby Blue Mountains offer experienced riders steep climbs and sharp turns to attack, while the flat lands and paved trails that run through Walla Walla’s historic neighborhoods and farmlands are perfect for when you just want to cruise. Start planning your route by downloading the Walla Walla Valley Cycling Map or City of Walla Walla Cycling Routes and Lanes. For more information you can also visit the Wheatland Wheelers Bicycle Club website. This local club provides riders with information and guidance on cycling in the Walla Walla Valley.
Learn about the wide spectrum of things to do in the Wenatchee area: Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Backpacking, Paddling, Skiing, Snowshoeing, and Trail running.
A warm, inviting mountain getaway with a cosmopolitan appeal is what you’ll find when you arrive in the friendly town of Bend, Oregon. Majestic, snow-capped peaks adorn the high-desert skyline, making for some of the best weather in Oregon — think sun-drenched days and cool nights — along with endless options for plenty of play time. Playing in the Cascades, hiking, mountain biking, or skiing at Mt. Bachelor are just a few of the outdoor adventures you can tackle in a weekend or a week.
Visit Central Oregon
Central Oregon is home to the cities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine, Prineville, and Madras and the resort community of Sunriver. Start your vacation planning with a place to stay. In Central Oregon you will find some of the finest outdoor adventure with places for paddling, hiking, cycling, golfing and dining al fresco in the summer. In winter, areas of the High Desert turn into a snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. It doesn’t hurt that, whatever the season, we are home to some of the country’s top craft breweries, unique boutiques for tax-free shopping, and world-class restaurants to please every lifestyle and budget.