Speedway Cycles is hosting the Single Track Advocates Membership Drive tomorrow night (Thursday) at 6:30 at the shop. Stop by for beer and pizza, to hear about upcoming projects, and show your support for the group getting things done!
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how much a bike mechanic earns? Or how their salary compares to other careers like being a gardener or janitor? And which state pays the best for bike mechanics? Check out this informational slide-show by Don Perry with the numbers showing the good, the bad, and the ugly of bike mechanic salaries.
A touching video getting at what often is the root of the problem between motorists and cyclists, a break down in communication and a lack of understanding. What would your letter say?
Have a bike event coming up? Seattle, or the rest of Washington? Oregon? Alaska? Anywhere else? We want to help get the word out. Let us help you put your event on blast. Email us with the info and we’ll get it up.
Right now I see a lot of CX going on in Oregon, and Washingon- what you got? Tweed ride?- Got it.
Download a large and printable PDF of the infographic here: 10 Myths About Women & Cycling
Check out this series of Legomation videos put out by the city of Edmonton Canada. A humorous approach to public education about bicycle lanes in their city. It also confirms what I had already suspected, Canadians are strange! Although these videos do remind me of countless hours I spent as a child making Legomation in my friends basement.
Riding & Driving Safely:
Dial S for Sharrow:
Parkcycle, a social green space on wheels. That’s what John Bela of Rebar group and Till Wolfer of N55 had in mind when the conceived ‘Parkcycle Swarm’. consisting of four small mobile parks, the project explores the possibilities of the public sculpture, while at the same time raising awareness of cycle-power and green space trough a participatory activity. ‘Parkcycle Swarm’ invites city dwellers to pedal the mini park lands throughout the city of Baku. ‘Parkcycle’ has been specially commissioned for PARTICIPATE: Baku Public Art Festival 2013, which continues until September 17th. So if you find yourself in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan be sure and take one for a spin!
More information & photos here: Parkcycle on Designbloom.com
You can donate to a solid cause that some of our Seattle friends are involved in. Check out the Needle Gate Project
Here is a fun little video from the folks over at Grist. “Biking basics for folks who’ve always wanted to ride, but didn’t dare.”