Spokane Members Cycle Historic Rail Route

WASHINGTON—On June 6, nine members from the Spokane congregation shared a rail-to-trail adventure. The group went on a 15-mile bicycle trail that was converted from a historic rail line built between 1906-1911, when nearly 9,000 men constructed a railroad through the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana and Idaho with 10 tunnels and seven sky-high trestles. Participants said they found the route challenging at times but rewarding with unique views of creation: from deer standing only a few feet away to rivers flowing 230 feet below.

“On the heels of messages regarding the use and treatment of our bodies,” Ryan Woodland said, “this was a fitting activity.”

Rachel Lundberg said, “Being together with God’s people while taking in His incredible creation of nature was an absolute blessing.”