Does the Palouse have a cyclist-friendly potential? It’s full of muscle grinding hills and a winter season that makes conditions icy and dangerous. Maybe things could be different.
Mia Birk, author of "Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet,” will be speaking at Washington State University next week to educate how Portland, Oregon was made into an active bicycling community.
Earlier this year, she told The Billings Gazette advice on how to change a community.
“Build it, tell people about it, get people to use it,” said Birk, who regularly bikes to work. “Plan big, car-free, fun, family events.”