GO MEANS GO was founded in 2008 as a catalyst for growth in Seattle’s cycling community. We Produced a number events that were unaffiliated with clubs or teams, open invite to all. The calendar began as a way to promote other cycling events that didn’t have the backing of a club or team- the idea being that of a central location for people to find out information on unaffiliated, DIY cycling events. Giving a voice to those that may not have had a way to get event information out to a wider audience. Cycling communities sometimes feel insular or segregated, focusing on one discipline or activity. GMG began as a place for those that didn’t want to draw lines of allegiance when it comes to bicycles. One Love, Two Wheels.
For a while there, GMG was producing an alleycat, group ride or some other cycling event around once a month. This is of course was a tiring endeavor, many of our co-conspirators have moved on to more gratifying or at the very least, less stressful existence.
I’m not quite sure what the future holds for Go Means Go. Our love for bikes has not wavered, though our interest in losing sleep over alleycat planning has. The blog will remain with, I imagine, more co-conspirators coming and going in the future. Stay tuned. Or even better- go ride your bike.
-Ryan Schuetze, Founder
Who’s Who in Go Means Go
Ryan: Cordova, Alaska. Cyclocross. Beer. Whiskey. Fatbikes.
I spent around 6 years in Seattle and in that time, GMG was started. Seattle was good to me in some ways- but it feels a bit like a bad breakup and I’m glad it’s over. I’m glad to be back in Alaska, where the water is clean and the the hipsters are few.
Bryan: Seattle, WA. Advertising. Bicycle mechanics. Reviews. Spandex.
Greg: Seattle, WA. Website troubleshooting. Gin. Cats. Commuting.