Armed with maps and safety brochures, Cascade Bicycle Ambassadors are experienced bicyclists out in the community to talk to you about safe riding, commuting options, bike infrastructure and the services that Cascade offers. They might even pump up your tires or lube your chain for you! Additionally, Ambassadors will be tabling at a number of business fairs organized by CBRE, Commute Seattle, Commonwealth Partners, Vulcan, and Hines Property Management.
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Keep an eye out for our friendly and knowledgeable Bicycle Ambassadors at the Ballard Farmers Market (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Alki Beach (3-6 p.m.) this coming Sunday. There will also be an Energizer Station on the I-90 trail between Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and the bike tunnel on Monday, April 15, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Armed with maps and safety brochures, Cascade Bicycle Ambassadors are experienced bicyclists out in the community to talk to you about safe riding, commuting options, bike infrastructure and the services that Cascade offers. They’ll even pump up your tires for you!
We’ll be working with Real Networks, Adobe, Concord International School and St. Edwards School this spring so stay tuned for more updates.
Do you have a friend, co-worker or family member whose bike has sat neglected in the shed all winter? There’s no sense in leaving that bike unloved in a corner – bikes should be ridden! With the weather beginning to warm and (fingers crossed!) the wet season on its way out, what better time than now to drag that bike out of the shadows, dust off the cobwebs and lube the squeak out of that rusty chain? Join us at the Swedish Cultural Center on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a spring cleaning, bike tune-up event.
The first in a series of Dust Off Days, and just in time for Bike Month, the event will go as follows:
- Look for the bright gold Cascade tents in the Swedish Cultural Center parking lot, 1920 Dexter Avenue North.
- Mechanics will provide up to 20 minutes of free labor per bike, plus a diagnosis of those problems which cannot be addressed in the allotted time.
- Replacement parts will be available and helmets will be on sale for just $15 so bring cash.
- Your bike will be tuned and ready to go for Bike Month!
Special thanks to the Swedish Cultural Center, Elliott Bay Bicycles and WRENCH Bicycle Workshop for helping us launch the first Dust Off Days!
Imagine waking up to not one but 42 brand new, super shiny, red and blue bikes. It’s a vision both kids and adults dream of!
On Wednesday we were able to make that vision come true as we delivered 42 bikes to Mountlake Terrace Elementary School with the goal of expanding bicycle education to every elementary school in the Edmonds School District.
Principal Doug Johnson was thrilled with the delivery of the new bikes, which live at the school and allow every single student to learn how to ride and feel comfortable on a bike.
“The kids are going to be so excited, probably not as excited as I am though,” said Johnson. “We now have the ability to teach all kids bike safety and skills. This is so cool and exciting! And our kids are so lucky!”
The bikes were bought with funds from a Safe Routes to Schools grant, which was obtained through a partnership between the City of Mountlake Terrace, Cascade Bicycle Club and the Edmonds School District.
This grant also paid for a new sidewalk into Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, two bike trailers, a free bike helmet for every child at Mountlake Terrace Elementary, a weekly Wheels Club, a Bike Rodeo in May and an inspiring school assembly with mountain biker Ryan Leech.
Here is to getting kids on bikes and loving the wind in their hair!
More and more communities are encouraging active transportation, such as walking and biking to school, as a way to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. “Bike trains” offer an active, social and healthy way for children to get to school – and it’s FUN too!
This April, let Cascade Bicycle Club be your conductor as we link up with two local experts – Maya Jacobs, founder and organizer of the Thornton Creek and Wedgwood Bike Trains, and Familybike maven, Morgan Scherer, to learn how to organize your own bike train. We will conduct two trainings – one in the north end, at Magnuson Park, and the other in the south end, graciously hosted by BikeWorks.
Parents wishing to start a bike train will learn the basics of recruiting others, planning the route, learning the rules, and group riding skills with children.
The on-your-bike portion of the workshop will include skills practice, rules of the road and how to ride with children. The sessions finishe with a ride around the neighborhood where parents role-play as children, conductors and the caboose.
Bring your bike and a helmet, dress for the weather and get on-board the bike train!
Bike Training Workshops coming up: