May is Bike to Work month. Sponsored by Cascade Bicycle Club, Bike to Work month is a call out to new and recreational riders to give bicycle commuting a try.
Most often, once a cyclist is properly exposed to the daily recreation of bicycle commuting they tend to stick with it. There are many great ways to get out of West Seattle during rush hour by bike that are far more efficient and fun than the West Seattle bridge by car.
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Bicycle Master Plan Update
Show us! Tell us!
The Seattle Department of Transportation has worked with many groups and citizens during the past several months as the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) was being updated. They now want to hear from you and community groups, whether you and community members currently ride a bike or not and whether the updates and proposals meet neighborhood scrutiny. Click here for an interactive map where you can see ..continue reading
August’s Sustainable West Seattle Community Forum will be our traditional pot-luck outdoor dinner barbecue at Lincoln Park Shelter #3 on Monday August 20. Join us starting at 5:00 pm and lasting through sun down.
Join us as we set up the grill and provide the condiments. Please bring your favorite summertime dish and your own cup, utensils and plates. Shelter 3 is on the beach at the south end of Lincoln Park. Sustainable West ..continue reading
Sustainable West Seattle and the West Seattle Nursery once again are pleased to sponsor and present this year’s GreenLife exposition as part of the three-day-long West Seattle Summer Fest, Friday, July 13, Saturday July 14, and Sunday, July 15, in the West Seattle Junction. The GreenLife area is at the south end of Summer Fest’s California Avenue line, near SW Edmunds Street in the Tech Services parking lot.
Come visit us during Summer Fest. ..continue reading
The grass-roots and community groups which are working together on creating a set of neighborhood greenways have created an online resource - http://seattlegreenways.org/.
What are Greenways? Seattle Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets generally one off of main arterials with low volumes of auto traffic and low speeds where people who walk and ride bicycles are given priority.
Who are Greenways people? We all are!
Formed in August 2011, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a rapidly growing volunteer coalition now representing 14 (as of ..continue reading
Hey Grown Ups! Want to learn some bike repair, but don’t know your handlebars from your pedals? Interested in helping out DubSea Bikes or Bike Works as a volunteer mechanic, but concerned that your lack of mechanical experience holds you back? Just want some basic knowledge to keep yourself rolling on your own ride? Come join DubSea Bikes and Bike Works in the classroom for a great opportunity to learn and participate in the community starting ..continue reading
West Seattle Spokespeople have been sponsoring free, minor bike repair to anyone and everyone at the Fixers’ Collective Meeting on the first Thursday of every month. Some of the best volunteer mechanics in our area are there to fix flats, lube chains, repair brakes and do other minor bicycle repairs.
Seattle Fixers’ Collective
In the broadest sense, a Fixers’ Collective is a group of folks who love to fix and mend things, which could be any old thing from broken blenders to ..continue reading
West Seattle Greenways: First Meeting!
The neighborhood greenway movement in Seattle has been gaining a lot of momentum lately. Neighborhood greenways are routes which provide safe connections for bicyclists and pedestrians between neighborhoods, and to schools, parks, shopping and other destinations. Often they are located on quiet streets parallel to busy arterials, and include traffic calming measures, protected crossings, pocket parks, and other elements that make the route safer and more pleasant for everybody.
The city of Seattle has committed to funding eleven miles of greenways in 2012, and twelve new miles ..continue reading
Join Spokespeople Wallingford this coming weekend for a ride.
This Saturday, February 4, we’ll have great weather for a bike ride. We will leave Wallingford at 2 p.m. and ride to the Rose Garden in Woodland Park and Theo Chocolate in Fremont. Hope you can join us!
More information about this ride is on Facebook and at Cascade Bike Club Free Daily Rides.
As we do on the first Saturday of every month, the Wallingford Spokespeople begin at the south end of Wallingford Playfield at 42nd and Densmore at 2 p.m. ..continue reading
Once again DubSea Bikes will be hosting a free bicycle clinic. Sunday, February 12, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 10029 8th Avenue SW (White Center Food Bank), the team will be taking bikes for repair and tune-up.
Our mission to increase cycling in White Center is gathering speed. Matthew Tilton’s beautiful metal bike racks along 16th Ave SW tell folks that White Center believes in the future of bike transport!
Now Rick Jump has offered the FREE use of the spacious, well-lit White Center Food Bank ..continue reading