Category Archives: Seattle bike scene

Bring the Light

Good Company Detail
Detail of “Good Company” by Frank Patterson, 1931


This winter solstice, bring some light to the darkest day.

On December 21st, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., we’ll turn off all the lights at the shop. The only light will be the light you bring. Bring your headlamps, bike lights, and holiday lights to illuminate and Continue reading Bring the Light


Next Thursday: Reflectorize your bike wear

pant reflective

Wanna give your commuter apparel a little extra nighttime visibility? Join us next Thursday for a “Reflectorizing” event, where you can add reflective strips to your pants, jackets, or other favorite bicycle clothing.

We’ll have strips of iron-on reflective material available. $1 gets you Continue reading Next Thursday: Reflectorize your bike wear

Live and Unplugged at Hub and Bespoke: Galen Erickson

On November 7th at 6:30 p.m., our friend Galen will be performing live at Hub and Bespoke.

There are many ways you might already know Galen Erickson. You may have seen him bike commuting around Seattle or competing in local bike races. You may even know him as the son of local racer, frame-builder, and R+E Cycles co-founder, Glenn Erickson.

Or maybe you just recognize him as one of Hub and Bespoke’s models. =) Continue reading Live and Unplugged at Hub and Bespoke: Galen Erickson

Volunteers needed for Washington Bikes auction

WA Bikes Auction

Dear bike people: Letting you know about this fun (truly! we speak from experience) volunteer opportunity coming up. The 2014 Washington Bike’s Annual Auction and Gala will be held the evening of November 8th.

They are still looking for a few more folks to help out on the night of the auction.

Washington Bikes works to grow bicycling statewide and to create complete and healthy streets. They do this by…

  • Working for investment in a balanced transportation system with more facilities for bicycling
  • Providing education
  • Developing more inclusive communities for bicycling
  • Inspiring and informing local advocates
  • Promoting bike travel and tourism
  • Building a coalition of organizations
  • Seeking to make bicycling accessible to everyone

The Annual Auction and Gala is a vital part of keeping WA Bikes doing that important work.  It’s also a lot of fun!

Perks: Volunteers get fed, get to bid on all the amazing auction items, and get to team up with a group of interesting, like-minded folks (who tend to come back year after year to help).

If you’re interested in joining the festivities, please contact the Washington Bike’s Volunteer Coordinator here: and let him know you are available to help out.  He’ll fill in the details and get you working.  He’ll also say thanks!

Seattle wins design contest for urban bike

The Denny features automatic gears, turn signals, a brake light, and handlebars that convert to a U-Lock.

We’re late to the party with this one since the contest is already over, but we’re sharing anyway in case you missed it because it’s pretty cool. And because Seattle won!  Continue reading Seattle wins design contest for urban bike

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 Slow Ride Speed Date: Meet your match on two wheels

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 Photos from Bastille Day Bike Ride and Pétanque