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…

Beyond the Helmet

I recently came across the Twitter account and blog, “Beyond the Kerb,” written and illustrated by a very funny and poignant fellow in the U.K. Go follow him. Here are two great recent tweets with illustrations commenting on helmet laws. “I think that went rather well.” pic.twitter.com/wSSLDp1MKT — Bez (@beztweets) December 8, 2015 “Oh, that’s…

The Industry

Cascadia has many small bike manufacturers, apparel, and other companies. Portland & Willamette Valley Seattle & Salish Sea Vancouver, Victoria & British Columbia Portland & Willamette Valley Bikes Ahearne Cycles Argonaut Cycles Bantom Bicycle Works Belladona Cycles Bike Friday Breadwinner Cycles Certnitz Bicycles Cielo Cycles Circa Cycles Co-Motion Cycles Papillon DiNucci Cycles English Cycles Hufnagel Cycles Icicle Tricycles…

Blogs for Inspiration

If you’re new to biking in Cascadia, you should start following a few of the best bike reporters and authors the region has to offer.  Here’s where to start: Cascadia Bicycle Paper Bike Bis OutdoorsNW Portland BikePortland Seattle Seattle Bike Blog, for all bike advocacy news as well as general bike entertainment and industry updates. Velocity (Seattle P-I)…

Join your community

There are so many great ways to plug into Seattle’s bicycle community. You probably already know the obvious institutions, but there are many others too.  Join a bike community that fits your style. Family Biking. Seattle’s family biking community is strong, led by Madi Carlson’s enthusiasm and Davey Oil’s G&O Bike Shop in Greenwood. Familybike Seattle holds…