Tag: Seattle

Seattle to Portland (STP) registration reopens on Monday

Don’t be left out this year. The Cascade Bicycle Club is reopening online registration for the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic at 12:01 a.m. (that’s one minute after midnight) on Monday.

The popular 200-mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland sold out on Feb. 21 this year when the last of 10,000 registrations were snatched up.

Enough of those early birds have requested refunds, however, that Cascade is reopening registration ….

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/13/seattle-to-portland-stp-registration-reopens-on-monday/

Boy Scouts keeping fit and learning about bicycling

It always does my heart good to see youths outside getting some exercise. I like it even better if they’re riding bicycles.

With obesity rates among adolescents increasing from 5% to 18% in just the past 20 years, it’s critical that parents get their kids outdoors.

Here’s one way to do it.

When I saw …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/10/boy-scouts-keeping-fit-and-learning-about-bicycling/

Bicycling on road and dirt on tap in Seattle area this weekend

It might not feel like summer yet, but a couple of summer bicycling events are on tap this weekend in the Seattle area.

The 3-day Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival gets underway this evening with its volunteer recognition celebration at Duthie Hill Park. The mountain bike event continues all-day Saturday at Duthie and Sunday at Black Diamond.

Then on Saturday, the Flying Wheels Century takes a flying start in Redmond. …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/08/bicycling-on-road-and-dirt-on-tap-in-seattle-area-this-weekend/

Arrest in hit-and-run death of Seattle bicyclist Michael Wang

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in last July’s hit-and-run death of bicyclist Michael Wang on Dexter Avenue North.

Charged on Thursday with felony hit and run is Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park. The judge set bail at $500,000. (The suspect vehicle is at right.)

“Our message is that we take these crimes very, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/07/arrest-in-hit-and-run-death-of-seattle-bicyclist-michael-wang/

Advertising on wheels — Biking Billboards

I’m sure a lot of people will be asking themselves — “Why didn’t I think of that?” — after they read this.

A Seattle-based company called Biking Billboards has earned a $5,000 finalist prize from the University of Washington Business Plan Competition.

The Seattle company mounts billboards on bike trailers and hires people to pedal …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/05/advertising-on-wheels-biking-billboards/

Ride of Silence and Bike to Work Day this week

All month we’ve been celebrating that coolest of all forms of transportation — the bicycle. The recognition slips into high gear this Monday through Friday for National Bicycle Week, culminating in Bike to Work Day.

You might be aware of bike-related promotions this week.

In the Seattle area, for instance, anyone who loads a bicycle on a King County Metro bus or Sound Transit express bus this week will ride for free …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/14/ride-of-silence-and-bike-to-work-day-this-week/

Cyclists turn out for sunny Bicycle Sunday

A unusual sunny Sunday in Seattle made the first Bicycle Sunday along the shores of Lake Washington a rousing success.

As it has done so for years, the city closed down a 2 1/2-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard — between Seward and Mount Baker parks — to vehicular traffic and turned the street over to bicyclists. Eleven more Bicycle Sundays are planned this summer.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/06/cyclists-turn-out-for-sunny-bicycle-sunday/

Pedal America begins airing this weekend — except in Seattle

A new 7-part public television series that examines bike culture in North America begins Saturday in some major cities, just in time for National Bike Month.

“Pedal America” is hosted by Ira David, a New York City native and avid cyclist who has criss-crossed the country many times on his bicycle to benefit charities and causes in the past.

Aiming to “educate, inspire, and motivate cyclists of all ages to rediscover the basic joys of cycling,” David and co-host Kati Lightholder visit far-flung locations to find examples of bicycling goodness in people and places …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/04/pedal-america-begins-airing-this-weekend-except-in-seattle/

National Bike Month is on the way: Take if from this kid – you can ride your bike

May is National Bike Month. Get out on your bike. You’ll feel happy of yourself. Just listen to what this little fella in the video has to say about riding a bike.

May 9 is Bike to School Day.

May 14-18 is Bike to Work Week.

May 18 is Bike to Work Day.

You can search for events in your local area by checking the bike month database at League of American Bicyclists.

Here in Seattle …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/25/national-bike-month-is-on-the-way-you-can-ride-your-bike/

30 days of biking: Lake Washington Boulevard in blossom

A couple of bicyclists at Seward Park pause to regard the awesome sight of Mount Rainier looming above Lake Washington.

They were among the hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists who flocked to the road along the lake on Sunday.

Perhaps unintentionally, we were all celebrating Earth Day by exercising our rights to the road with human-powered propulsion. …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/22/30-days-of-biking-boulevard-in-blossom/