Slow Ride Speed Date: Meet your match on two wheels

Hub and Bespoke presents Slow Ride Speed Date, speed dating on bikes
In case the photo is misleading, this event is not restricted to tandem bike riders. It’s just a great picture. Look how happy they are!

It’s back: Our annual attempt to match you with a tandem partner on the ride of life. Could this be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Only one way to find out: Sign up!

As in years past, this event is meant to be a fun way to connect with other singles who ride bikes. Here’s how it works: Continue reading

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Photos from Bastille Day Bike Ride and Pétanque

This year’s ride and picnic took us to Lake Union Park, where we were treated to lessons and games of pétanque by the very kind folks at Seattle Pétanque Club (who play nearly every Saturday and gladly welcome newcomers!). Thanks to all who joined us and to David for the lovely photos below.  Continue reading

Bastille Day Bike Ride and Picnic… and Pétanque!

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Join us for “C’est Magnifique!” our annual Bastille Day bike ride and picnic.  This is a short, relaxed ride through town, doable for almost anyone. Mainly it’s an excuse to dress up in your best French inspired outfit!  Continue reading

Guest Post: Rainy Riding Tips from a New Yorker

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Guest blogger Arielle Parris shares her tips for riding in the Seattle drizzle. An apt post for this week of June-uary weather!

8 Rainy Riding Tricks
by Arielle Parris

While Seattle natives might have the rainy ride down, this New-York-raised velophile had to learn the secrets the hard way. I’ll let you in on my top eight tricks, so you don’t have to follow in my soggy pedal strokes.  Continue reading

Why we love Philosophy bags

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The leather straps on Philosophy panniers snap on and off, so you don’t have to fool with the buckles.

If you’ve ever visited the shop looking for panniers, you’ve probably heard us talk about the Philosophy Bag Co. brand. We’ve stocked their panniers and backpacks for the last four years and have sold several to bicyclists looking for beautiful, functional cargo management. This is a quick post about what sets these bags apart.  Continue reading

Thursday: Ballard Street Party and Bicycle Fashion Show

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Kathryn Grayson showing how they did “high-vis” back in the day.

This Thursday, celebrate the end of Bike Month with a street party where we’ll be hosting a bicycle fashion show. This year the show will feature stylish bicycle riders selected from the crowd.

  • Ride your bike to the party
  • Show up in a head-turning outfit
  • If you’re spotted, receive a citation from the bike style authorities and an invitation to hop on stage

Those selected will receive gifts, so dress to impress!*  Continue reading

Photos from Bike to Work Day

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We had fun handing out bicycle fortunes and celebrating the Year of the Urban Steed on Bike to Work Day. Here are some photos David and I took that morning at the Fremont Commute Station:  Continue reading

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