Bike Happy: Pi Edition

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter.


  1. REI won’t sell Giro and Bell helmets because the parent company also sells AR-15s.
  2. The Your Voice Your Choice Project Development Meetings to choose small transportation and parks improvements in your neighborhoods continues this week.
  3. There are four community workshops/meetings this week relating to transportation improvements for North Downtown, including one tonight.
  4. Last chance to help reach Bike Happy Month fundraising goal by the March 11 deadline.
  5. Be irrational. Go on a Pi Pie Ride on March 14, 1:59 p.m. and 26.5 seconds.

Last Chance to Make Bike Happy Month & Pedaler’s Fair a Reality
Community Fundraising Deadline: Sunday, March 11

Bike Happy Month will be a month of crowdsourced, DIY bike fun to close-out the 2018 summer in the vein of Portland’s Pedalpalooza — with a huge street festival in Ballard to cap off the festivities.

The fundraising deadline is critical for securing additional funding through a city grant program, and beginning the process for securing city permits for the street festival.




  • “Passhunting in Japan,” Jan Heine’s Blog.
  • “Cascade’s summer camps keep kids engaged in learning,” Cascade.
  • In response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Kent-based REI will no longer carry the product lines of Vista Outdoors, which includes Bell, Giro, and CamelBak, because Vista also sells assault-style weapons, like AR-15s (Bicycle Retailer).
  • Kent-based Accell North America, which sells the brands Raleigh, Diamondback, and Redline, hired John Short as their new CEO (Bicycle Retailer).
  • Product Review: “The CERO One Cargo eBike,” NW in Motion.
  • Seven Seattle Police Department Bike Squad officers completed Cascade’s Chilly Hilly in uniform, on their SPD bicycles (SPD).





  • 35th Ave NE
    • With the 35th Ave NE Paving & Safety Project’s design finalized and the project construction bid about to go out the door, the project remains in jeopardy (Q13SBB). Councilmember Rob Johnson expressed his strong support (Rob’s Post).
  • Seattle Arena
    • The environmental review for the Seattle Arena remains on schedule (KING5).
  • Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link
    • The opponents of the Missing Link project appealed the hearings examiner decision to the King County Superior Court.
  • Parking
    • “Proposed bill would add more parking, lower Seattle rents” (KIRO7)
  • Seattle bikeshare, e-bikes, mode share
    • The Washington Post reports on Seattle’s experience with dockless bikeshare (WaPo).
    • “Bike share programs: What do cyclists think?” (UW Daily).
    • Clarified e-assist bicycle rules head to governor’s desk (SBBWA Bikes).
    • Seattle’s voters and leaders know the value in keeping commuters out of cars (Mobility Lab).
  • Eastside
    • The Mercer Island City Council’s 2018 goals include improving first & last mile bicycle and pedestrian connections to the future light rail station (MI Reporter).
    • Totem Lake Bridge is result of many years of public input (Kirkland Reporter).
  • Snohomish County
    • The state’s biennial transportation budget includes $6 million for the Waterfront Connector in Edmonds (MyEdmonds).
    • Letter: Lynnwood’s 168th Street doesn’t need new bike lanes (Everett Herald).
  • Statewide
    • “Innovative Ideas at 2018 Washington Bike Summit,” (Cascade).





In the past week, twenty five bikes were reported as stolen to SPD, which doesn’t count stolen bikes related related to burglaries and assaults.  Help fight back by (1) registering your bike on Bike Index, and (2) always locking up your bike with a U lock, even inside a bike room. Bicycle Security Advisors provides additional information on how to keep your bike safe.


Bike Retail
Seasonal Bike Shop Mechanic, Bike Works
Seasonal Bike Shop Sales & Retail Assistant, Bike Works
Seasonal Recycle & Reuse Assistant, Bike Works
Mechanics & Retail Staff, Gregg’s Cycles
Program Coordinator, Bike Works
Director of Development, Cascade
Volunteer Program Assistant (Seasonal), Cascade
Major Taylor Ride Leader/Instructor, Cascade
Business Relations, Policy & Operations Manager, Commute Seattle
Associate Civil Engineer, SDOT
Public Space Management Inspector, SDOT
Traffic Records & Data Supervisor, SDOT
Supervising Project Manager, SDOT
Senior Transportation Planner – Parking & Mobility, SDOT (3/11)
City Center Program Manager, Lynnwood (3/18)
Senior Parks Planner, Kent (3/15)
Planning & Innovation Internships, Sound Transit (3/11)


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One Response to Bike Happy: Pi Edition

  1. Lora Holmes says:

    This list of Pi Edition source is great. Also very useful. This is simply called Happy biking.

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