Wheeling Sea to Sound, Day Three

Day three: A delightful finale to a thoroughly delightful Sea to Sound ride! One notable difference between this and many large bike events: There wasn’t any emphasis on finishing quickly, or first, or at all, if that wasn’t within your…Continue Reading

Wheeling Sea to Sound, Day Two

A longer, harder day, and a new perspective from which to view a trail: That was Day Two. Longer and harder meant 27 miles with a lot more climbing. That’s where Zelda the e-bike shines, though. Both yesterday and today…Continue Reading

Wheeling Sea to Sound, Day One

What a wonderful first day of Sea to Sound! Yes, we got rained on a bit, but that’s what it takes to have those lush green and mossy forests we rode through. The Olympic Discovery Trail is an absolute treasure.…Continue Reading

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Wheeling Sea to Sound

I first met Ian Mackay when he made an amazing north to south trip through Washington state. I followed his growing presence as a national voice for more accessible trails and connections for rolling. He then made another cross-state journey…Continue Reading

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Riding Down Memory Lane: August

Even if August brings the dog days of summer, when we ride we make our own breezes. Reminder of August Bike Events National Bike Challenge continues. Riding Down Memory Lane: Posts from the Dog Days of Augusts Past I don’t…Continue Reading

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Riding Down Memory Lane: July

A wonderful month for riding, whether you head out early to avoid the heat of midday, bike to the local pool (what is this, a triathlon?) or ride down Main Street in a local parade. If you’re a fan of…Continue Reading

Riding Down Memory Lane: June

Reminder of June Bike Events Who needs an event to coax you into riding in June? I mean, beautiful spring days heading toward summer, flowers blooming, birds singing, frogs peeping are all “on offer” (as the bike race commentators like…Continue Reading

Riding Down Memory Lane: May

Reminder of May Bike Events Bike Everywhere Challenge: Near and dear to my heart, considering I worked on Bike to Work Week celebrations as some of my first bike advocacy in Spokane and this put me on the path to…Continue Reading

Biking in Olympia: Earth Day Market Ride

On a slightly chilly, kinda grey, but not yet officially rainy Saturday morning, over two dozen riders trickled into the parking lot at Roosevelt Elementary. We were assembling at one of the starting points for Olympia’s annual Earth Day Market…Continue Reading

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Hashtag Bikes

Use of hashtags on social media can wax to the point of annoying overload when the tags are longer than the thing you said, wane to the point that it’s hard to search and find, or seem really pointless because someone…Continue Reading