Getting to Spokatopia

No question, the best way to get to Spokatopia is on your bike! And we have multiple places you can park nearby and ride from and a secure “Bike Corral” at the festival where you can drop off your bike and have it looked after while you’re cruising around courtesy of volunteers from the Spokane Bicycle Club!

Parking at Camp Sekani Park is limited due to limited parking lot capacity, but as in past years we have a permit that allows parking in select locations on the side of E. Upriver Drive road east and west of the park. Once again we will also have a van shuttle running from Pasadena Elementary 1-mile east of Sekani, so you can park there and ride the free shuttle van. Camp Sekani is located between downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley on Upriver Drive on the north bank of the Spokane River (6707 E. Upriver Drive).

Park & Ride Van Shuttle from Pasadena Park Elementary: Avoid hunting for limited parking within walking distance of Camp Sekani Park by parking at our nearby park and ride location at Pasadena Park Elementary 1-mile east of Camp Sekani Park at 8508 E. Upriver Drive and then catch one of our shuttle vans for the five minute ride to Camp Sekani Park (or ride your bike from there). The shuttle will only run on Saturday June 15 from 9 AM-3:30 PM (the shuttle won’t be running Friday evening). This year’s shuttle is sponsored in part by Tourism Rossland! Look for information in the van to find out why Rossland, BC, is known at the mountain biking capital of Canada!

Family/Passenger Drop Off Zone: Pull into the main gravel parking lot at Camp Sekani Park (6707 E. Upriver Drive) and drop off kids, bags, bikes, and other people. The driver must then continue back out of the lot to find a nearby parking spot and walk back to join his/her people.

Roadside Parking: Park on the shoulder/bike lane of E. Upriver Drive in select, signed locations between Shields Park and Boulder Beach during the festival (pending final city/county permits). Obey all signs and only park where it is clearly allowed and safe and then walk the short distance to Camp Sekani Park. The permits allow for parking in the bike lanes on both sides of E. Upriver Drive between Shields Park and Boulder Beach where signed open and not blocked by cones. Bike lane traffic is diverted to the Centennial Trail during the event.

Park & Ride Your Bike: Park your vehicle at one of these nearby park and bike locations and ride your bike to Spokatopia.

  • Upriver Park (new park next to Avista on the Centennial Trail. Ride the Centennial Trail 3.6 miles to Camp Sekani Park and Spokatopia.
  • Shields Park/Minnehaha (the paved and dirt lots 0.8 mile west of Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive). Safely cross E. Upriver Drive and ride the Centennial Trail .8 miles to Camp Sekani Park and Spokatopia.

park and bike

Park & Walk: Park near Shields Park/Minnehaha (the paved and dirt lots 0.8 mile west of Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive) and walk/bike from there.

Ride Your Bike & Park at the Bike Corral: What is a bike corral? It’s a free, secure fenced off area to park your bike at Spokatopia when you’re not using it. The best and most fun way to get to the festival is to ride the Centennial Trail from your neighborhood or from one of the festival parking areas (see above).  Spokatopia will have a large, secure bike corral at Camp Sekani to keep your bike (and/or bags) safe while you’re enjoying the festival. There is no charge for using the bike corral, which will be available Friday June 14 from 4:30-8:30 PM and Saturday June 15 from 8 AM-3:30 PM

Directions to Camp Sekani Park from I90 E
Merge onto I90 W
Take exit 287 for Argonne Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto N Argonne Rd (1.6 mi)
Turn left onto E Upriver Dr (1.5 mi)
Camp Sekani will be on the right hand side

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