Seattle Bike Blog turns 2, launches new features

Our first (official) headline!

That’s right. I’ve been writing on this trusty blog for two whole years. Thanks everyone who has been reading, writing thoughtful comments and pointing out my typos. Since starting, bike culture in Seattle has been growing and changing dramatically, and that’s because of people like you who share a vision of Seattle where everybody feels safe biking to work or to the grocery store.

I’ve kept the chain lubed and tires pumped on this blog, but it’s about time we add some bells and streamers to this thing, don’t you think? I’m no programmer, but I think I’ve got some exciting new features to roll out this week. First up: User accounts and our Events Calendar.

You can now create a Seattle Bike Blog user account. Several features will use these accounts in the future, including our newly launched Events Calendar.

Any registered user can post to the calendar. It’s an easy and fast way to either promote your existing event or organize a new one. Any Seattle-region bike-related event is welcome, from big club rides to community meetings to that fun group ride idea you had that one time.

Do you already keep a calendar of bike events? For some modern calendar software (like Google Calendar), we may be able to post events automatically to the SBB events calendar (for example, the green events in the calendar are from the excellent Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Google Calendar). Email Tom to get that going. Posts from your calendar will also include a link to your calendar’s feed.

Stay tuned this week for more new features and a look at some blog stats and highlights. In the meantime, create an account and get posting on the calendar. And please, let me know either via email or in the comments below if you stumble on any bugs in the system. My web design skills are very amateur, and I plan on making small improvements until the features are solid.

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17 Responses to Seattle Bike Blog turns 2, launches new features

  1. Jessie K says:

    Happy birthday, and many thanks for doing what you do!

  2. Eli says:

    “Since starting, bike culture in Seattle has been growing and changing dramatically, and that’s because of people like you who share a vision of Seattle where everybody feels safe biking to work or to the grocery store.”

    I would add that bike culture has been growing in changing dramatically, at least in part, because you have been a unifying voice bringing us together and telling the story.

    Thank you, Tom!

  3. lutz911 says:

    Congratulations and thank you, Tom! The regular updates I get from you both here and syndicated to FB are awesome! It’s exciting to see how things are evolving in our fair city.

  4. GurlonaBike says:

    Happy Birthday Seattle Bike Blog!! One of the first sites I go to every morning and through out the day! Thanks for everything!

  5. Todd says:

    The biggest thing I’d like to see is a wall where we can post random things — like a down tree across the BG in Blythe Park, etc. I’m sure this would be a great place to leave and acquire daily thoughts/knowledge.

  6. Davey Oil says:

    Happy birthday!
    What a thing Seattle Bike Blog is! We are so lucky to have it. You do a fabulous job with the blog, Tom. Here’s to many more years!
    Davey Oil

  7. M.J. says:

    HB2SBB! I still remember the press release. Glad you shaped the niche and keep the news humming.

  8. merlin says:

    Seattle Bike Blog is the BEST, and Eli says it exactly right.
    And for your birthday celebration, I’m posting my poem about you:

    Do you wear a big smile when you ride around town?
    Do you laugh at the hills, ped’ling up, coasting down?
    Do you ride in the rain? Do you ride in the snow?
    do you find that a BIKE is the best way to go?

    Are you changing the world? or just riding for fun?
    Blogger Tom Fucoloro wants to know all you’ve done.
    He’ll blog your best bike dream, he’ll air your concern,
    He’ll post your great bike tip so others can learn.

    For bike news that’s timely, insightful and thorough,
    Follow SEATTLE BIKE BLOG by Tom Fucoloro!!

    Happy Anniversary! May there be many, many more!

  9. B. Rainbow says:

    Congrats on all you’ve accomplished in 2 short years. I’m excited about what the next 2 years will bring for Seattle cycling culture and Seattle Bike Blog. Great job, Tom!

  10. Anthony says:

    Yes indeed, many more happy birthdays to the SBB! This is a great venue to share ideas and keep informed. I try to stay up to date by following the SBB, and buying from the various sponsors like Back Alley bike repair.

  11. Dan Taflin says:

    Love your blog, and I’m surprised it’s only been two years. Seems like I’ve had it bookmarked longer than that!

  12. Andres says:

    At the University District Street Fair this year, I talked with a lot of people about biking. A number of times while talking to experienced cyclists, I said things like, “Oh, just check THE bike blog, it has a post about…” and was met with blank stares. They’d not heard of this site, despite having biked around Seattle for years. Suddenly, I understood the reasons for their lack of awareness regarding the topic we’d been discussing. I take the information this blog provides for granted, but that made me realize how in-the-dark I would be (regarding Seattle biking) without this blog. Thank you, Tom!

  13. Mark Brent says:

    Hey Tom,

    It was good to meet with you the other day. Stoked about watching this blog continue to grow and expand. Good thing you are doing here. I will follow up with you later. Cheers,

    Mark

  14. Rodney Dwyer says:

    Congratulations Tom,

    Your efforts are greatly appreciated, along the the much need information you provide. I have learned a lot from following your blog. Best wishes for continued success in this and all future endeavors.

    Rodney

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