No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. For some years now the Spokane Bicycle Club has set up and supervised a bike corral for Bloomsday runners. I first used it 10 years ago. Geoff, 15 at the time, and I rode our bikes to Riverfront Park and left them at the corral. When you have over 40,000 people converging on the downtown area this is a great way to save yourself the hassle of traffic and finding a place to park. Plus, the corral makes a perfect meeting point after you've finished the race. Geoff had to wait almost a half hour for me to show, but that was his fault for finishing in 47 minutes and change.
Here's a tip for those of you with kids who are finishing at a different time than you. Give them some money so they can buy some kettle corn and a drink to enjoy while they're waiting for you. Regardless, enjoy the ride as well as the run!
10 hours ago