Named one of the top five bike shops in Spokane by Best of Spokane in 2010, The Bike Hub’s talented techs tweak spokes and clean chains to restore pedaling power and road-mauling mojo. The performance tune-up revives sagging pedal ponies by adjusting the derailleurs to ensure timely shifting during steep climbs, and a brake adjustment helps prevent riders from speeding out of control past roadrunners and riding straight off a cartoon cliff. Eager to collect memorabilia on every ride, the chain is cleaned of dirt, gunk, and souvenir spoons before a healthy dose of lube protects it from further abrasion. Similarly, the cables are lubed for smooth shifting and a longer life. Cable housings are checked for cracks, and eagle-eyed techs also inspect the rear derailleur to ensure proper alignment. All major bearing systems and hubs are adjusted, and both wheels are treated to a precision truing to restore roundness and rid asymmetric reminders of catastrophic collisions. A hardware check ensures that components aren’t compromised and can handle the required torque. Any necessary repair parts are installed for no additional charge. Before bike and rider are reunited, the tires are checked and properly inflated so each two-wheeler can roll out the door and off into the sunset.
More than two decades ago, Paul Fish dreamed up a unique backpack and stitched a prototype by hand. After some redesigns, Fish and his wife opened an outdoor apparel shop—Mountain Gear—where they could sell these packs to local climbers and backpackers. Today, Mountain Gear's spacious retail location boasts a comprehensive selection of gear for camping, hiking, and climbing, as well as snowsports and watersports. Skiers can bundle up in gear from The North Face and Black Diamond, and mountaineers can ascend to new altitudes with Mountain Hardwear apparel. Mountain Gear also houses an indoor climbing wall, and its outdoorsy staff hosts classes that teach attendees how to tackle their first climbing wall or cook meals in the wilderness without having to call a restaurant for instructions.
Whether conquering road, water, or snow, the team of knowledgeable skaters, wakeboarders, and snowboarders at Let It Ride outfit their customers with head-to-toe gear, year-round. For skaters, the inventory ranges from decks and trucks to helmets, shoes, and even T-shirts. Women can browse a long list of brands for items such as hats, swimwear, and backpacks, and men's apparel and accessories are available from popular brands such as RVCA, Fox, DC, Oakley, and LRG.
The Shop’s dynamic group workouts emphasize mobility and body control, whipping lethargic muscles into shape without the crowded mechanical mishmash of big gyms. Small groups of 4–12 range in age and abilities but unite under a common flag of functional fitness, employing a slew of sandbags, free weights, and other forms of forceful resistance to usurp despotic fat cells. All classes are led by certified CrossFit trainers, whose battle-tested ethos shines through in a swiftly alternating, circuit-style workout format that shuns routine for a diverse range of movements including lifting, sprinting, jumping, dragging, throwing, and scuttling. These high-speed workouts are designed to accommodate military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who often work under stress and fatigue, emboldening participants to bulldoze mental blockades and drink from untapped sources of personal endurance.
For 37 years, the expert advice and retail services from Clarke Stephens Golf Shop have perfected putts and long games across area greens. Today's deal gets you a 45-minute, three-ring circus of swinging savvy with a lesson, club fitting, and high-tech launch-monitor analysis tailored to the uniqueness of your golf swing. The lesson breaks down your drive to its five basic components, correcting fundamental flaws and common gaffes such as too much backswing or not enough jazz hands (a $25 value) . A fitting matches hand to club by analyzing existing equipment features such as length, flexibility, loft, and launch angle (a $25 value). Combine your newfound know-how with your newfound club fit during a launch-monitor session, which electronically maximizes your game-play potential by parsing the nuances of your swing and equipping you with a handicap you’ll be proud to tattoo across your firstborn son (a $25 value).
The sounds of the battlefield are numerous and unmistakeable. The shout of commands in the far-off distance. While that last one might not factor into actual combat operations, its an integral part of the experience at Spokane Airsoft & Paintball. Part pro-shop, part battlefield, the arena hosts colorful showdowns complete with equipment rentals. Action takes place in an indoor airsoft arena that can be reserved for private events.