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30 Day Bike Pledge

The 30 Day Bike Pledge is a free, on-line, way to commit a community of your peers to get on your bike 30 consecutive days in April.30 days of biking

Yes, I am coming to this a little late.  It started yesterday.  I just learned about it from one of my Heels on Wheels cohort.  She said it motivated her last year to get started again after the winter season took her off her bike.  Last year she did 23 days.  This year she’s shooting for 25.

You take the pledge here.

There’s only one rule:  bike somewhere every day for 30 days – around the block, to work, whatever!

Just get your butt used to the saddle again.




Double Your Money for Bike Transportation

You won’t see us making donation recommendations very often, but now Imageis a most propitious moment.  Donate to the most worthySeattle Neighborhood Greenways before the end of December and your tax-exempt donations will be matched automatically up to $10,000.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is the lead to a grassroots network of neighborhood groups that identify, advocate for, plan, implement, and activate a linked network of safe and healthy streets for people of all ages.

Cathy Tuttle of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is the almost completely unpaid director of the citywide effort.  Trained as an urban planner and designer, she provides essential materials and knowledge to the neighborhood groups and spearheads dialog with the city.  For all who know her, we are in awe of her skills communicating with approachable authority to the city and state agencies that implement Greenways. 

We are pretty psyched by all the activity in support of making the Seattle streets comfortable and suitable to self-propelled modes of transportation.  This is the city we want to live in!

Learn more about SNG and donate here.  


Bike-In Movie – tomorrow!

Bikes and the arts are one!

NW Film Forum is putting on the the 7th Annual Bike-In movie tomorrow night at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.

Hub and Bespoke is sponsoring a booth for Bikelava – artisan peddled baklava.

You know we believe it when we say that like art, biking is another way of “space-making” and giving back to community.  In using our bikes to move quietly through the city we contribute to the very qualities we love about city life – street life (literally) – and make it a better place.

Bike in and treat yourself to a sweet bite and free movie in the park.  It’s going to be a perfect night for hanging out.

All details here.

SIFF’s Giving Cyclist a Break

The folks at SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) thought you all might want to know about a special discount they are offering:  Ride to SIFF Cinema Uptown to see the film Kid with a Bike and get   $2.00 off admission (in person sales office, valid for regular full price  admission and matinees).  The film screens now through April 20th.

SIFF says if this discount works they would consider doing special cyclists for the 2012 Film Festival, May 17-June 10!  Kinda cool to get extra-credit for something you would do anyway.


“We Are Not A Bike Shop”

I am going to be saying that a lot this week.  For the first time I will be attending the biggest bike trade industry trade show.  Just to check out what we might be missing.

The show’s called Interbike with over 1000 exhibitors catering to the bicycle industry (retailers, builders, etc).  It’s in Vegas (woo hoo). 

I’ll be locking up the shop for a couple days to do this.  We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday this week.  Opening again Friday, when we will also be co-hosting our Park(ing) Day spot.

See you then and learn about what’s new at Interbike.