The upcoming Sunday, July 29 Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration is dedicated in memory of the late Myrna Gothmann, wife of the event’s founder, Bill Gothmann.
Along with her husband, son Bud, and numerous friends in the cycling community, Myrna was a key member of the organizing committee, attending every meeting, taking minutes, and ensuring everything was organized and carefully prepared.
“The entire Cycle Celebration committee will miss her unwavering commitment to the success of the Cycle Celebration event,” said Peggy Doering, director of the event’s sponsoring organization, Valleyfest. “And, we will miss her smile.”
Since the event began in 2013, Myrna had made land she owned near Saltese Flats available as a rest and refreshment stop for Cycle Celebration participants. The city of Spokane Valley recently announced that the Gothmann family has donated the 11-acre parcel in her memory to be used for recreational purposes. It will be named Myrna Park in her honor.
Registration for the 2018 event are still being accepted online at www.cyclecelebration.com where more information and maps of routes can be found. Registration will also be available in person during event packet pickup Saturday, July 27, from 4-7 p.m. at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, or from 6:30-8 a.m. the morning of the event at Mirabeau Meadows Park, 13500 Mirabeau Parkway in Spokane Valley.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 922-3299. For the latest updates, follow the Cycle Celebration at twitter.com/CycleCelebrate.