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City has chance to improve biking, walking and transit in Fremont’s ‘Center of the Universe’

Fremont’s Center of the Universe could get an amazing walking, biking and transit makeover next year, but only if the city chooses to be bold. SDOT is in the early design phase for bus stop improvements on Fremont Ave between … Continue reading

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Recycled Cycles will close Fremont location at end of October

After five years operating a second location in Fremont, Recycled Cycles will return to being a one-shop bike mecca. KOMO’s Lindsay Cohen noticed the telltale sign in the shop’s window: The Fremont location will close October 31. But fear not, … Continue reading

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Work starts Monday on bike lanes to connect Burke-Gilman, Fremont Bridge

After more than a year of planning, SDOT is ready to begin construction on a short-but-key section of protected bike lane connecting the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Fremont Bridge. People biking already make up nearly a third of traffic on … Continue reading

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State will close busy Fremont section of Burke-Gilman Trail Monday – UPDATED

UPDATE 7/8: WSDOT announced Friday that this closure is being put on hold so the team can rethink how the trail detour will work. From WSDOT: The planned closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood on Monday, July … Continue reading

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Your guide to biking in the 2016 Fremont Solstice Parade

Will 2016 be the year you finally go for it and ride in the Fremont Solstice Parade? The iconic tradition where everyone is invited to strip down “as bare as you dare,” paint their bodies and bike ahead of the … Continue reading

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Fremont Arts Council tries to officialize, register iconic Solstice ‘naked’ bike riders

In the early 90s, a handful of people decided to hop on bikes and streak the Fremont Solstice Parade. They surely didn’t know at the time that they would inspire the world. Their act of celebratory, bicycle-powered mischief set the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Seattle’s Freeways: Mr. Inslee, tear down this Aurora wall

What if Bertha never finishes the SR 99 highway tunnel? What if SR 99 doesn’t need to be a freeway-style highway through downtown at all? And what if that’s true for the whole city, too? In other words, what if … Continue reading

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City proposes simple fix to connect Fremont Bridge and Burke-Gilman Trail

The city has proposed a simple way to better connect the Fremont Bridge and the Burke-Gilman Trail: Two blocks of protected bike lanes on the south side of N 34th Street. The east section is pretty simple: Make the existing … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Story: Bill Davidson on making bike frames in Seattle since the 70s

Bill Davidson has been building bike frames in Seattle since 1973, and he didn’t let little details like nobody here knowing how to do it (and, therefore, able to teach him) get in his way (Rodriguez and Erickson also started … Continue reading

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Bike theft hero spots stranger’s ride, returns it during victim’s costumed birthday bike ride

Seattle has a new hero, and her name is Alex Cruse. Alex was in a car in Wallingford with her fiancée and soon-to-be father-in-law when she spotted an orange and white All-City Macho Man bike near an apparent homeless encampment … Continue reading

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2015 Fremont Bridge bike counts have broken records every month so far

The number of bicycle trips across the Fremont Bridge continues to climb year-over-year. In fact, a mild winter has helped to break all-time monthly bike count records every month so far in 2015. In fact, bike counts have increased 14 … Continue reading

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Cue the balloon drop! One million Fremont Bridge bike trips in 2014! – UPDATED 1/1/15

@seabikeblog Hey, count made it to 645 on the 28th (7:36pm) pic.twitter.com/nSP4Fkgt45 — Jay Talbot (@JayTalbot2) December 29, 2014 We did it! One million bike trips over the Fremont Bridge in 2014! And reader Jay Talbot got a photo of … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is 1 million Fremont bike trips – UPDATED 12/28

UPDATE 12/28: It could happen today! Rider number 645 on Sunday will be number one million for 2014. However, if bike trip levels today are like Saturday, the one millionth trip will happen Monday morning. UPDATE 12/26: I have updated … Continue reading

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Davidson Cycles and 333fab partner up to open Fremont custom bike shop

When Elliott Bay Bicycles closed in late September after 31 years, owners of Seattle-made Davidson bikes wondered what would happen to the storied bike maker’s shop. Now we know: Bill Davidson is teaming up with Maxwell Kullaway of 333fab to … Continue reading

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Update on journey to 1 million annual Fremont bike trips: We did it! (sort of)

We did it! One million bike trips across the Fremont Bridge in one year! Actually, as commenter Doug Ollerenshaw pointed out on our previous Fremont bike counter story, we did it back on September 29. That was the first day … Continue reading

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Hub & Bespoke shutting down Fremont storefront

Hub & Bespoke and Seattle Bike Blog have essentially grown together. They opened their doors on N 36th Street in Fremont around the same time this blog started in 2010. While we reported bike news and opinion for people using … Continue reading

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Will we reach 1 million 2014 bike trips over the Fremont Bridge? It’s gonna be close

Despite work on the Fremont Bridge that has at times restricted access to sidewalks in recent months, the city is still on track to reach one million bike trips across the bridge in 2014. But it will likely come down … Continue reading

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Help Hub & Bespoke crowdfund a Seattle-made men’s riding coat

You may know of Hub & Bespoke as the fashion-minded little bike shop in Fremont that doesn’t actually sell any bikes. They won’t fix your flat or sell you a bottle of chain lubricant. They will, however, hook you up … Continue reading

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More details on upcoming Fremont Bridge work, sidewalk closures begin Sept 2

The Fremont Bridge is one of the busiest bike routes in the city with about 5,000 bike trips recorded on summer weekdays. But using the bridge can be uncomfortable for people walking and biking because the bridge’s sidewalks are too … Continue reading

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Required painting project will close Fremont Bridge sidewalk

In order to keep the Fremont Bridge in good shape and corrosion-free, the city needs to repaint it every once in a while. That is no easy task, since the historic steel structure has all kinds of moving parts and … Continue reading

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