May is Bike Month!

May is Bike Month!
Bike month starts tomorrow! Let’s do it! How about riding with someone who has not tried it before? How about a workplace team in Cascade’s commute challenge, or helping with a bike train to school? Lots of events including May 1 Policy Ride to Bike Happy Hour at Schooner Exact, May 1 DIY free wheel ...

Marginal Way Policy Ride > Bike Happy Hour

Marginal Way Policy Ride > Bike Happy Hour
ALMOST in West Seattle – let’s celebrate a year of safe riding and steady progress on East Marginal Way, raise a glass to Lance David’s memory, and talk about what is to come.  Schooner Exact is at 3901 First Avenue South. Ride co-led by Cascade Bicycle Club and West Seattle Bike Connections

No bus? Ride with us!

No bus?  Ride with us!
Until the Washington State legislature, King County or Seattle government figure out what to do to provide the bus service we need, some of us can ride bikes to get places and free up seats on the buses that are still running, and free up space on the roads for those who must drive. Bicycle ...

Great Streets

Great Streets
This Urban Land Institute magazine article talks about what cities are doing to turn auto-only thoroughfares  into lively, pedestrian-friendly streets for all users    

Bikenomics – How Bicycling Can Save the Economy

Bikenomics - How Bicycling Can Save the Economy
Who’s street is it?  Are bike riders just freeloaders on roads paid for by car drivers?  What about parking? Are bike riders either elitists or DUIclists? Some of us are buying and passing around Elly Blue’s new book — preaching to the choir, but she has good stories and lots of good data to back ...

Do you buy stuff on Amazon?

Do you buy stuff on Amazon?
If you buy stuff on Amazon, they have a great program where they’ll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice, if they participate in the Amazon Smile program.  And guess what?  Our parent organization, Sustainable West Seattle, is listed! So how does it work? Visit http://smile.amazon.com. Under your account menu, there ...

We Need Volunteers!

We Need Volunteers!
Do you like bikes?  Do you like riding bikes in, around, and through West Seattle?  Maybe not?  Do you think there could be better infrastructure in place?  We do too!  And we need you to help us out. Our parent organization (Sustainable West Seattle) is having a volunteer orientation and appreciation event on Saturday, May ...

Bike Share is Coming!

Bike Share is Coming!
But not to West Seattle.  Boo!  Here’s another example of how West Seattle is treated like the ugly red-headed step-child of Seattle – no “viable” bike share station locations.  Of course they’re going to be sprinkled all over central and northern Seattle.  But southern and western Seattle?  We just get no love. So here’s your ...

Hope Springs Eternal – Ride to Safeco

Hope Springs Eternal - Ride to Safeco
When Al is not driving kids around West Seattle in a big yellow bus, you might find him riding his bike to a Mariner’s game. About 20 games a season by bike. Why ride? It’s fast, easy, fun and free. Nice bike cage at Safeco Field’s garage for at least 50-60 bikes, right by the ...