This Week’s Events: June 1-7

Vancouver & British Columbia Transportation Expo 86 – Thursday, June 2, 6-9:30pm, Museum of Vancouver, $15 Velopalooza – June 10-26 Seattle & Washington State Seattle Bike Polo New Player Night – Wednesday, June 1, 6-8pm, Cal Anderson Park Point 83 Weekly Ride – Thursday, June 2, 7pm-midnight, Westlake  Center Park Peddler Brewing’s End of Bike Month…

All-City PNW Tour: Jeff & Nate’s Excellent Adventure

All-City Cycles, bike maker known for its excellent bicycles for cyclecross racing, bike camping, and daily commuting, is sending Jeff Frane (brand manager), and Nate Choma (sales manager) on a Pacific Northwest Tour highlighted by demo days and bike rides with their partner bike shops in the region. They’re calling it “Jeff & Nate’s Excellent Adventure.”…

This Week’s Events: Feb. 17-22

Wednesday, February 17 UO Bike-in Movie Night, 6-8pm In Eugene, watch E.T. with the UO Bike Program. Final Episode of the Stoked Spoke Adventure Series, 6:30pm In Seattle, join Swift Industries at the Rhino Room for its final installment of its Stoked Spoke Adventure Series where you’ll hear 4-6 trip report presentations, from Portland’s  Limberlost and Komorebi Bike…

This Week’s Events: Feb. 3-9

Wednesday, February 3 Seattle Bike Polo New Player Day, 6-8pm Learn how to play bike polo at Seattle Bike Polo’s open court for new players every Wednesday at Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Classic Bicycle Show, 7:30pm Join Olympia’s Capital Bicycling Club at their general membership meeting for their Classic Bicycle Show, including members’ 1920-30s track bikes, 1960s-70s…

This Week’s Events: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Thursday, January 28 Point 83 Weekly Ride, 7:00pm Meet at Westlake Park. Ride leaves at 7:30pm to undisclosed location. Party. Friday, January 29 Breakfast on the Bridge, 7:15am In Portland on the Steel, Burnside and Hawthorne bridges, enjoy free pastries and coffee provided by the Shift community to bike commuters. Saturday, January 30 Plant by…

Three bike murals you don’t know about

If you live in Seattle, you likely know about the murals in the I-90 tunnel. But you probably haven’t seen these three hidden murals: Marketime Foods Fremont is well know for its three-day solstice celebration, which features a parade and a pre-parade of naked bike riders. Celebrating this annual glory is the mural on Marketime Foods on Fremont…

This Week’s Events: Jan. 20-26

Wednesday, January 20 Swift Industries’ Stoked Spoke Adventure Series, Episode 2, 6:30pm With a $5 cover at Seattle’s Rhino Room, see four to six presentations about self-supported bike camping routes complete with maps, photos and planning tips, and then talk with presenters afterwards. Seattle Bike Polo “New Player Day,” 6-8pm Every Wednesday at the Cal Anderson Park…

Little Bike, Big Fun

Portland is America’s bike capital, whether a mural says it or not.  With a bike commute mode share of 7.2 percent, its success isn’t the result of a one single person, but a whole community of caring people who love to experience their city by pedal. One person, though, has been Portland’s bike soul for the last decade:…

This Week’s Events: Dec. 31 – Jan. 6

Thursday, December 31, 2015 Point 83 Weekly Ride, 5:30pm Meet at Westlake Park. Ride to undisclosed location. Party. Maybe have a bonfire. Jump into the south-end of Lake Washington off some docks around 1am. Friday, January 1, 2016 BTA New Years Day Ride, 12-3pm A 59-year tradition that leaves from under Portland’s Morrison Bridge (west side)….

Spinning into 2016

Let’s take a spin into our 2016 resolutions. Here is Bike Happy Cascadia’s top ten suggestions to add to your list. Visit a foreign city Victoria and Vancouver are beautiful cities, and so are Seattle and Portland. We have so much to enjoy and learn  from each other. Get a passport, rent an AirBnB, and…

This is me

(and my bikes) The Yakima River starts at Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains, flowing east and south through Ellensburg and Yakima and eventually connects into the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities. On the way, the water provides life to salmon, trout, hops, and wine grapes. I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley, along…

Holiday Bike Parade

Join us this Friday, December 18 for our inaugural event: the Holiday Bike Parade. We’ll start at 6 p.m. at Peddler Brewing (1514 NW Leary Way, Seattle WA 98107), and ride to another three breweries in Ballard before finishing up back at Peddler Brewing at 10 p.m. Awards will be given out at our last stop…