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Spring 2019 Newsletter     NRT logo

The City of Spokane launched Lime electric bike and scooter rentals this morning at the Bike to Work Week Pancake Breakfast.  Because so many rides were taken on the
Lime scooter
Round up for the Centennial Trail when you rent a Lime e-bike or e-scooter!
Centennial Trail during the 2018 pilot program and it will remain an active, popular wheel-share area, Friends of the Centennial Trail was named the Lime Hero Program Partner.  When you rent an e-scooter or e-bike, you will be given the opportunity to "round up" your rental fee to the next dollar.  The difference will be donated back to our Trail Builder's Fund for maintenance work, wayfinding and completion matching grants!  So, please spread the word, round-up your rental and ride safely!  Learn more at
Ten Minutes for Active Transportation

Active transportation takes many forms - from walking to cycling to wheel-share.  The
Share your active transportation ideas with WSDOT!
Washington State Department of Transportation asks for ten minutes of your time to complete a survey to help update the statewide Active Transportation Plan. 

Please take their survey by June 30 here!

Welcome City of Liberty Lake!

The Centennial Trail Coordinating Council welcomed the City of Liberty Lake this
Welcome The City of Liberty Lake to the Centennial Trail Coordinating Council!
month as its fifth jurisdictional partner, joining Washington Parks and Recreation Commission, Spokane County Parks, Recreation & Golf, City of Spokane and Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation.  Liberty Lake now manages 2.2 miles of the Centennial Trail, the Harvard Trailhead at Mile 4 and will make annual Maintenance Fund donations.  Thank you, City of Liberty Lake!

Unveiled Trail

Earth Day and our annual Unveil the Trail clean-up always kicks off a new spring season
Thank you Unveil the Trail volunteers!
with a clean sweep. Over 300 volunteers cleared the Centennial Trail of garbage, weeds and debris in late April. Thank you to our supporters KINDBar and Geiger Correctional and our Adopt-a-Mile partners:
Dennis Spurlock Family
Phoebe's Mile

Thank you FCT Members & Adopt-a-Mile Partners!

Membership Renewals - Winter to Spring, 2019
Individual & Family Members
Craig Aldworth, Jim & Nancy Barthelmess, Marlene Lock, Robert & Sherrie Stradley, Larry Luton & Susan Hales, Peter & Beth Weller, Craig & Diane Smith, John & Cathy Sage, Mike & Jody Wende, Victoria Mayes & Jon Newkirk, Bob & Helen Fisher, Shari McEvoy, Sherron McKelvey, Jeff Clausen, Ronald & Marcia Yep, Susan & John Kurtz, Anne Oswald, Gunhild Swanson, John Yoo, Leah Colburn, Jeno Leone, John Douglas, Peter & Linda Casimir, Sr. Margaret Botch, Len Zickler.

Century Club & 
Millennium Club  Members
Fleet Feet PNW Spokane, Philip & Jan Monroe, Naomi Franklin, Bill Schaich, Jr.; Karen Nielsen & Jane Baker, Dennis Fredrickson, The Hobnailers, Inc.

Welcome New Members! 
Danielle McCulloch, Bruce & Pam Gallaher, Carlos Delgadillo, Eric Pirttima, Duane Udland, Anita Arnold, Timothy Hansen. 
Please become a member of Friends of the Centennial Trail today!  Your support ensures that your trail is safe and maintained.  Join here! 

Adopt-a-Mile Partner Renewals
Please support these fine people and organizations who support Friends of the Centennial Trail!

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Tandem Tour

Years ago my husband and I joined a tandem bike tour of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  We rented a tandem, broke the bike chain on our first 15 mile loop and had to walk the bike five miles back to the hotel...not a strong start. But, we ended up loving the experience and purchased a similar bike soon after.  Last week our tandem took us to Coeur d'Alene on Sunday and back home Monday, where we saw fewer than 100 people over our 90 miles.  Incredible!  If you have not ventured out to enjoy our two-state Centennial Trail, I encourage you to do so soon.  The river, scenery, trees, flowers and people are an amazing sight -- and the more who enjoy it, the better the experience for all.  

My best,   
Loreen McFaul, Executive Director 
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