Getting Ready for the 2019 Bloomsday Run

Running a 12K Race

On Sunday, May 5th, Spokane is gearing up for the annual Bloomsday Run. This 12K race is not for the faint of heart, and it’s only a few months away! If you’re planning on participating in this celebration of spring, you should start training now so you’re in top shape for the marathon. Registration for the 2019 Bloomsday Run is open now on the event’s official website, or you can register by mail; those who want to participate but don’t register in time can pay an additional fee for late registration on or before May 4th.

Bloomsday will be an all-weekend event, with the Friday and Saturday before the big day featuring a trade show devoted to the hobby of running, health, and fitness. It’s one of the country’s largest free shows dedicated to fitness-related products! There will also be a post-race party and awards show.

The 2019 Bloomsday Run website also has a number of resources for those who want to get in shape in time for Bloomsday. Training clinics are available throughout March and April, Providence Health Care offers a Training Program, the top coaches at RunDoyen are offering their services to runners, and you can even check the official site for recommendations regarding your health.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we are definitely looking forward to this year’s Bloomsday festivities.

Buick and GMC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show

NAIAS | Liberty Lake, WA

The 2019 North American International Auto Show took place in January from the 14th to the 27th in Detroit, where refreshed models, concept vehicles, and innovative new technologies across the entire auto industry were revealed for the first time.

As one of the biggest auto shows in the world, the NAIAS is the place to be for the latest cars, SUVs, and trucks, especially from GM brands like Buick and GMC. Neither Buick nor GMC released a new concept at the Detroit Auto Show, but they did show off the new versions of their popular lineups.

Buick showed off the ultra-luxurious Avenir line, which takes Buick’s premium vehicles and elevates them even further. The Enclave Avenir, Regal Avenir, and Lacrosse Avenir have a vehicle style for everyone while providing the latest features, unbeatable comfort, and smooth, powerful performance.

The GMC lineup was also presented at the Detroit Auto Show, though it’s rumored that GMC plans the debut the 2020 GMC Sierra HD Denali at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

GMC teased the all-new Sierra HD with a video released during the NAIAS, showing styling similar to the Sierra 1500, with the same platform and powertrains as the 2020 Silverado 1500. Sporting the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, the upcoming Sierra Denali HD promises state-of-the-art tech and performance.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we can’t wait to learn more about the upcoming lineup of Buick and GMC vehicles.

Visit the Bing Crosby House this Holiday Season

Bing Crosby House

Without realizing it, many of us know Bing Crosby’s voice exceedingly well. Crosby is one of the most famous holiday singers of all time, and his rendition of “White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time, boasting over 50 million sales. His single “Silent Night” also makes this elite list, ranking as the third best-selling single ever with 30 million sales. This holiday season, pay homage to this American favorite by visiting the Bing Crosby House in Spokane, Washington.

The Bing Crosby House was built by the singer’s father and two uncles in 1911. Bing spent his childhood living in the home, and now it stands as a tribute to his memory with its collections. On the main floor, the home presents the Bing Crosby Collection, which includes over 200 items of significance. You can view Bing’s gold records, various trophies and awards, and even the official Academy Award he received in 1944 for his performance in Going My Way.

A visit to the house with the family is the perfect way to shed some light on your favorite Christmas songs and teach your children a bit about America’s top performers of the twentieth century. Admission is free to the public, and the house is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Here at George Gee Buick GMC, we hope your holiday season is both merry and bright.

Take a Look at Some of Buick’s Best Safety Features

Buick’s best safety features

Across its impressive lineup of luxury models, Buick offers a host of standard and available safety features that elevate the driver’s experience behind the wheel. Here’s a glimpse at a few of Buick’s best safety features, available on vehicles today at George Gee Buick GMC:

Side Blind Zone Alert

Using advanced radar to detect vehicles approaching your blind zone, Side Blind Zone Alert keeps drivers aware with a visual warning on the side mirror, reducing the number of collisions caused by blind zones.

Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

It’s easy to start drifting while you’re behind the wheel, especially in the midst of an extended trip on the freeway. Lane Departure Warning from Buick alerts drivers when they start to leave their lane if their turn signal has not been activated. It even helps to smoothly guide your vehicle back into its proper lane position.

OnStar

OnStar has earned the trust of millions of driver across the United States. OnStar offers numerous emergency services, including Automatic Crash Response and Roadside Assistance, so you can embark on the open road with increased confidence for yourself and all your precious cargo.

Front Pedestrian Braking

Front Pedestrian Braking helps to protect yourself and others. The system alerts you to pedestrians ahead and, if an unavoidable collision is detected and the brakes have not already been initiated, will automatically trigger the brakes and send out both a visual and audible alert.

To explore each of these impressive technologies, be sure to visit George Gee Buick GMC.