Denny MS + Major Taylor = Cyclocross Fun

Denny MS + Major Taylor = Cyclocross Fun
Back in February, Denny International Middle School parent and PTA member Theresa Beaulieu, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to purchase bikes for students of the school. She was able to raise $1,500 in donations, enough to buy 10 KHS mountain bikes from West Seattle’s Alki Bike and Board, owned by Stu Hennesey. The ...

Alki Elementary – bike racks

Alki Elementary - bike racks
  The start of new bike racks today at Alki Elementary School. We helped parents, who met us at our Alki Summer Streets bike rodeo, scope out locations and connect with Brian Dougherty at SDOT.  Principal Shannon Stanton and teacher Mr. Leeper really are supportive of kids walking and biking to school.  A few parents, ...

Another Hair Salon Crash

Another Hair Salon Crash
Yesterday, yet another hair salon was the victim of a collision with a vehicle, this time Salon 08 in West Seattle. First question asked by media after the crash:  “Was she wearing a helmet?” Driver’s first statement:  “I don’t know what happened. That salon just came out of nowhere!” Talk radio chat:  “Those salons should ...

Ride to Alki – Christmas Ships

Ride to Alki - Christmas Ships
Beautiful evening for a ride, bonfire, hot drinks and Christmas ship caroling at Alki. with a few of us and others from Seattle Family Biking FB group. Thanks to Charity McCollum for getting us going!

Party4OurStreets – Thursday Dec 11

Party4OurStreets - Thursday Dec 11
We are part of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and it has been a great year for the Greenways movement. Let’s celebrate! Join our friends from around the City at for a party this Thursday.  5:00-8:00, 7:00 award ceremony at Washington Hall,  153 14th Avenue just north of Yesler.  If you ride your bike, we can do a group ...

slow down – save lives

slow down - save lives
Driving 3.3 miles on 35th Ave SW from Fauntleroy to SW Roxbury takes 5 minutes at 40 mph, or 6.6 minutes at 30 mph, if you could make all the lights and no traffic slows you down. Assuming that was possible, how important is it to get there 100 seconds faster? It is worth risking ...

WSBC Meeting Tues Dec 2

Monthly meeting, Tuesday December 2 6:30 to 8:00 pm Homestreet Bank,  SW Alaska St at 41st Ave SW Open meeting – you are invited and welcome to plan activities and meet others who are working to make it easy and safe to use a bike to get around West Seattle and beyond. We need volunteers ...

Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge

Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge
A driver convicted and awaiting sentencing for a road rage against one of our local heroes. Jake Vanderplas, community leader and initiator with Stu Hennessey of the North Delridge greenways, is a model for calm, responsible riding. Hard to believe that he could have triggered the assault by the driver, who is now awaiting sentencing. ...

Bikes + Trucks + Trains – West Seattle to Downtown 1

Bikes + Trucks + Trains - West Seattle to Downtown
Alon Bassok teaches in UW Civil Engineering’s Masters of Sustainable Transportation program. His class chose to look at commuting by bike from West Seattle to downtown through the Port area.  Coincidentally,  Alon lives in West Seattle and rides a bike, in addition to being extremely knowledgeable about freight mobility, so he could give them some ...

Thurs Nov 13 Tweed Ride – WS Bridge to Proletariat

Thurs Nov 13 Tweed Ride - WS Bridge to Proletariat
Dress in your warmest, tweediest, and join us for a social ride, food and drink! Meet at precisely 5:30 p.m. under the West Seattle Bridge where the trails meet, and ride to White Center.