Bike Happy: Flash Mob for Donuts today, & Bike Everywhere Day is next Friday

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


TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO

  1. This afternoon at 4pm, SDOT is holding a bike+donut flash mob at 2nd Ave & Bell Street. First 200 people on bikes get mini-donuts.
  2. Bike Everywhere MonthWomxn’s Bike Month, and Bike to School Month all continue.  Next Friday is Bike Everywhere Day (formerly “Bike to Work Day”), and there are many celebration stations, rallies, and after parties planned across the city and region.
  3. Sooo much good bike stuff is happening on Saturday.  Two bike movie nights are planned for Tuesday.
  4. The fight over the Burke-Gilman Trail got physical.

Today (5/10), 4pm, 2nd Ave & Bell Street.
First 200 people on bikes get donuts.


Every year, a bike theft epidemic rages from May through October, claiming thousands of bicycles in Seattle.

If your bike is ever stolen, you will need a record of its serial number, a description, and photos — and a community of caring people looking out for your bike. That’s what Bike Index provides.  It’s independent, free, and easy.

More than 70% of returned stolen bikes in Seattle is thanks to Bike Index.  If enough bikes get registered, we can both recover more bikes and prevent the bike theft epidemic. List your bike on BikeIndex.org.


IN MEMORIAM


SOCIAL, LIFESTYLE, & ADVENTURE

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES​

ARTICLES & POSTS

  • Yesterday was Bike to School Day.
    Photos from West SeattleActivities in Redmond.
  • The League of American Bicyclists awarded Facebook’s Seattle office with its gold level bike-friendly business certification, and upgraded the Allen Institute for Brain Research to the gold level as well. LAB.
  • Rant: Don’t walk in the bike lane. Seattle Times.
  • “Get Thee to the Middle Fork, Cyclists,” Urbanist.
  • Pros & Cons of Biking. PI.
  • In support of the Poulsbo Rotary Club’s scholarship fund, domestic violence program, and international programs, you can ride in its Viking Tour Philanthropy Ride on May 20. Kitsap Sun.

POLICY & INFRASTRUCTURE

ACTION

UPCOMING EVENTS​

NEWS

  • Seattle
    • Seattle City Council approved a key alley vacation for the expansion of the Washington State Convention Center. As a result, more than $16 million will be invested in better bikeways on 8th Avenue and in the Pike-Pine corridor, equal to 0.1% of the total project cost. KHLSTBCrosscut,
    • The Federal Transit Administration awarded WSDOT a federal grant to add/improve bicycle facilities at Colman Dock. Kitsap SunQ13.
    • An industrial fishing industry boss who opposes completing the Burke-Gilman Trail through Ballard, shoved Councilmember Mike O’Brien out of a grand opening after-party for the Nordic Museum due to the councilmember’s support for the trail. SBBRawStoryMyBallardPIDori MonsonSeattle TimesCrosscut.
    • SDOT has significantly scaled back its plans for making Sand Point Way NE, needed improvements that may have saved a person’s life last week who, while walking, was struck and killed by a driver. Urbanist.
    • Use of dockless bikeshare has been more distributed, and much heavier, throughout Seattle than the docked Pronto system. MyNWKOMO.
    • The final voting for the Your Voice, Your Choice projects will occur June 16 – July 16. DON.
  • Eastside
    • A new 17-mile mountain bike trail network will open in Raging River State Forest near North Bend on May 19. KIRO.
  • South King County
    • The Federal Way Police Department’s patrol officers ride e-bikes. Q13.
  • More
    • “How to Kill a Bike Lane,” CityLab.

SPORT

UPCOMING EVENTS


SAVE THE DATES


JOBS

Bike Maintenance & Retail
Mechanics & Retail Staff, Gregg’s Cycles

Bike Product Industry
Sales and Marketing Specialist, Sportworks
Director of Sales and Marketing, Sportworks
Product Design and Development Engineer, Sportworks

Bike Education & Training
Major Taylor Ride Leader/Instructor, Cascade
Summer Camp Head Counselor, Cascade
Summer Camp Counselor, Cascade
Counselor-in-Training (Seasonal), Cascade
Bicycle Specialist – Recreation Leader II, City of Auburn
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Commute Services & Other Outreach
Sounders FC Bike Valet Parking Manager & Assistants, Bike Works

Policy, Planning, & Engineering
East King County Policy Manager, Cascade
Designer – Level 1, Alta
Group Leaders – Senior Associates, Alta
Supervising Project Manager, SDOT
Transportation Planning Intern, Bellevue (5/11)
Multimodal Transportation Planning Specialist 3, WSDOT (5/24)
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Corridor Planning Manager, WSDOT
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Communications, Development, & Management
Development & Communications Coordinator, Bike Works
Program Coordinator, Bike Works
Staff Accountant, Cascade


STOLEN BIKES

In the past week, eleven bikes were reported as stolen to SPD, not counting stolen bikes part of burglaries and assaults.  A thief also stole 20 bikes from a school program at Bethel Middle School near Spanaway (Tacoma WeeklyTNTKOMOKIRO7Fife Free Press).

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.


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