05/04/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/04/2021 16:20
Hey fair-weather riders, it's time. Go to your storage room, shed, closet, or garage, and dig out your trusty bike. Bike season in Seattle is officially here.
Yes, we know a ton of people ride bikes all year long in Seattle, and we appreciate you. But, there're a bunch of people, including someone who's writing this blog, who make excuses not to ride one rainy day in October, and then the next rainy day, and the next, and suddenly it's been six months since we've last seen our bikes!
Our friend Sal the SpokesSalmon has been out in West Seattle encouraging folks to #FlipYourTrip and travel car-free.
Here're some reminders as you get back on your bike:
Also, check out local organizations like Cascade Bicycle Club that offers classes for new riders, Outdoors For All that has a fleet of adaptive bikes for people with disabilities, Bike Works that has a full service bike shop, or Peace Peloton and North Star Cycling that organize social rides and rides that support Black-owned businesses.
How many miles are you going to ride this month? Join the Bike Everywhere Challenge for a little extra encouragement to choose your bike for quick errands, commuting to work or school, and spring time recreation.
The Bike Everywhere Challenge is presented by Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Invite your friends, coworkers, neighbors, and family to join your Bike Challenge team and see how many miles you can rack up this month. Please follow King County public health guidelines, keep physical distance, and be sure to have your mask.