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With lovely handwriting, Bev Massie's recent note accompanying her membership renewal made my day:  "I feel this Trail is the best thing next to Expo that has happened here.  Generations ahead will be able to run, bike or walk the Trail."  Well said, Bev, and thank you!

Our community loves the Centennial Trail and understands how fortunate we are to have its incredible pathway parallel our Spokane River and journey through Riverside State Park.  Our Trail is special and needs your on-going support.  Working together, we will keep it safe and clean, find consistent maintenance funding and advocate to finish its gaps.


Sell, donate, swap or buy at bike at the Spokane Bike Swap! Bike Swap logo

Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bike check-in Friday, April 12, 3-8 p.m. 
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
Admission $5 per person; free for 13 and under. 

Register to sell or donate your bike today at We need bikes for this great event - especially children's bikes! Have a bike you don't ride anymore? Contact Len Zickler, FCT Board Member, to arrange for pick up - no registration fee.

Download the Bike Swap poster

Audra Sims
Centennial Trail Ranger Audra Sims at the Sontag Park Trailhead
Support Washington Park and Recreation Commission Funding!
Three bills before our State legislature to fund the Washington Park and Recreation Commission need support.  Please contact your elected officials with this message: "Please support $27 million in general fund support for our State Parks and trails!"

Key Spokane area contacts:  Kevin Parker, Jeff Holy & Joel Kretz
Key Spokane area contacts:  Michael Baumgartner, Mike Padden & John Smith
Key Spokane area contacts:  Kevin Parker, Jeff Holy & Joel Kretz WPRC logo

Contact your elected officials and voice support today!

House of Representatives
Timm Ormbsy:  360-786-7946
Kevin Parker:  360-786-7922
Jeff Holy:  360-786-7962
Joel Kreetz:  360-786-7988
MIchael Baumgartner:  360-786-7610
Mike Padden:  360-786-7606
John Smith:  360-786-7612

Thank you FCT Members & Partners!

Membership Renewals
Individual & Family Members:  Beverly Massie, Melanie Johnson, John Douglas, Peter & Linda Casimir, Donald & Marie Johnson, Gary & Jeanette Reymers, The Hobnailers, Inc., Kevin & Rhonda Jenks, Truman & Susan Bradley, Bob & Claire Murphy, Douglas & Theresa Tesarik, Robert & Lois Iller, Kenneth & Janice Absher, John & Sarah Griffith, Don & Sandi Vogel, Dan & Celeste Sterrett, Vicki Egesdal, Sam & Harriett Van Wyck, Kennard & Marie Kapstafer, Daniel & Susan Bresnahan, Michael & Linda Cunningham, Amanda Hansen, Dale & Martha Harshbarger, Justin & Kerry Racht, Jason & Jennifer Wheaton, John Yoo, Jeno Leone, Anne LaFlamme & Jay DeWitt, John & Cathy Sage, Peter & Mary Weller
Century Club Members:  Gail Johanson, Ronald Collins, Jon & Jenny Rascoff, Lori Kinnear & Ken Briggs, Albert & Molly Mitchell, Bob & Helen Fisher, Claude & Sharon Kistler, Charles & Patricia Wolfe, Ian & Rosalie Napier

New Members

Individual & Family Members:  Doug & Betsy Hammond, Kristopher & Johanna Yegge, Pat & Ruth Manners
Century Club Members:  Greg & Loreen McFaul

Adopt-a-Mile Partner Renewals

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Team Gleason
Team Gleason supports the Walk to Defeat ALSŪ
Philanthropy Along our Trail
Our Spokane River Centennial trail is a perfect venue for run/bike/walk special event fundraising.  In 2012, 40 non-profit organizations held fundraising events along its span, attracting over 19,000 participants.

The annual Walk to Defeat ALSŪ at Mirabeau Meadows in Spokane Valley has raised $410,526 in the last 8 years.  450 walkers raise funds for research and care for local ALS patients and their families.  The 2013 Walk is September 14. 
Visit the The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter for information.

Thanks for your support!
I am grateful for the kind, warm welcome as I begin my FCT adventure.  Thanks to our new and renewing members and sponsors and for so many who help educate me on the history and future plans of the Spokane River Centennial Trail.  As you walk, run, bike or skate our Trail, know that
Riverside State Park Rangers
Our thanks to the staff and rangers of Riverside State Park whose work keeps Washington's largest state park open for all to enjoy!
the level of support it receives will be mirrored along every mile.  The more it is embraced and supported, the better the experience for our entire community today and for generations to come.

Happy Spring!
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Loreen McFaul
Executive Director

"Depending on the lens through which one views it, some see the Trail as a corridor for fitness, others for non-motorized commuting, and others for community outreach and connectivity, and still others revere the natural and environmental principles of preserving the Spokane River Corridor for recreation and future generations." 
- Jon Jonckers from 'The Run List'

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