Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop is a non-profit organization dedicated to “connecting unused bikes to people who need wheels.” Once a year in June kids have the opportunity to trade in their bike they have outgrown and get a bike that fits them. At the Kids Bike Swap, kids donate their old bike and receive a voucher for the value to be redeemed towards another bike Sharing Wheels has refurbished.
Sharing wheels needs the help of the community to help prepare kids bikes for the upcoming Kids Bike Swap on June 8th. To help join them at one or more of their scheduled work parties. Tools and snack provided, all skill levels of volunteers welcome.
Location: 2525 Broadway, Everett WA 98201
Upcoming work party dates:
Thursday 4/10 6-9 pm
Thursday 4/24 6-9 pm
Saturday 5/10 10-3pm
Thursday 5/22 6-9pm
Sunday 6/1 10-3 pm
Wednesday 6/4 6-9 pm
More information at the Sharing Wheels Website.
If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, you should check out the Bicycle Film Festival in Portland. March 15th, one night- two programs, only at the Clinton Street Theatre. And they have beer!
Do it. Do it. Do IT.
BFF PDX tickets HERE
I came across Ruthworks via Facebook and reached out to Ely in San Francisco where he works at his home shop, enjoying the opportunity to spend time with his family. Ely is the owner, sewer, leather worker, cutter, designer and fabricator at Ruthworks, with quite a few beautiful items available for randonneurs, tourers, commuters and every day folks.
We did a little interview and it went something like this:
The trails were kind to fatbikers at this year’s Iditarod Trail Invitational. While the world has been watching the teams of four-legged critters struggle through snowless patches of trail in the regular Iditarod race, a handful of hardy folks have mostly been avoiding the headlines while pedaling, running, and skiing the route for almost two weeks.
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Seattle Department of Transportation updates the Seattle Bike Map annually and the 2014 edition is out now. You can download the map or order a paper copy free of charge using this online form.
Back to Earth from El Zumpango on Vimeo.
The weekend. It doesn’t mean much to some folks, while others set their clocks by it. This little short is a reminder to me that getting out is necessary. Even in the big city- an overnight trip can rejuvenate and reconnect you with the things that are important. So this weekend, or next Tuesday, get out there. Explore. Pedal. Sleep under the stars. And don’t forget to breathe.
An interesting process with what looks like a lot of quality control. I suppose there is a reason my Campagnolo chains outlast anything else I’ve ridden.
Bill Nye rides the solar system in 2.5 miles and gets super heated about Pluto. Start at 3:45 for the short version. I’m going to bring this up with him next time I see him at Green Lake. Also THIS.