This Thursday in Seattle, you should go drink beers at Brouwer’s in support of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the building of more trails in the Northwest.
They will have beer from Oskar Blues Brewery, GoodLife Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and Fremont Brewing Company, and Hopworks Urban Brewery nand all proceeds will go directly to Evergreen for ongoing trail work. So, come meet the Evergreen folks, mingle with the beer folks, and join them in celebrating and supporting a great cause!
More info at the Brouwer’s website
Or on the Facebook page for the event.
Well today is the day to get out to vote. Of course you should ride your bike to the polls. Vote for who you vill, but please- vote. The decisions that our elected officials directly impact the infrastructure put in place to support cycling, public transit and walking in our cities. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years. Who gets voted into office with tomorrow’s election will pave the way for the transportation of the future, women’s rights, racial equality, legal marijuana, marriage equality, the list goes on.
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!
1231 W Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage.
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.
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. Continue Reading
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.
The folks over at Momentum Magazine put together an infographic summing up the findings of Women on a Roll, a project connected with the League of American Bicyclists and the Women Bike Program.
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.
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