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Bike Happy: It’s the Last Week of Bike Month

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


  1. A cougar killed SJ Brooks, co-founder of Friends on Bikes.
  2. The Seattle Times broke down how the 2nd and 7th Avenues protected bike lanes were expensive, but were more than just bike projects. And Seattle Bike Blog highlighted how “bike lanes are for cars.”
  3. On Thursday, there’s a Womxn’s Bike Month Happy Hour.
  4. This is the last week of Bike Month. Get out there!

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In Memoriam

An emaciated cougar attacked Isaac Sederbaum and killed SJ Brooks while they were biking forest roads northeast of North Bend. They had responded properly by trying to intimidate the animal; this was the first fatal cat attack in 94 years in the state.  SJ was well-known within Seattle’s bike community, having worked at G&O Family Cyclery; and co-founded Friends on Bikes, an organization dedicated to making bicycling more inclusive to women, trans, and non-binary people of color. SJ is missed by many.

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  • “Gender Disparities in Bicycling: Small Steps to Close a Big Gap,” Urbanist.
  • “What It Takes to Ride Up to Paradise on Mount Rainier,” Bicycling.
  • “Is biking a Catch-22 situation?” — article explores the public health benefits and costs of biking in poor air quality. Crosscut.
  • Rave to two people biking who stopped and assisted a fellow person who had crashed her bike on the Sammamish River Trail. Seattle Times.
  • Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is opening this summer next door to Cascade Bicycle Club’s headquarters this summer. WA Beer Blog.
  • “Dust off the bike and pedal into Spring,” Cascade.
  • “Vaccinate your bike,” SBB.





  • Seattle
    • “$12 million a mile: Here’s how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle,” Seattle Times.
      • “Bike lanes are for cars,” SBB.
      • “SDOT Can’t Build As Many Bike Lanes As Promised,” Stranger.
      • “Seattle struggling to pay for bike lanes, as costs for ‘visionary’ project balloon to $12 million per mile: report,” Fox News.
      • Letter: “Bikes and taxes: An ‘F’ for SDOT,” Seattle Times.
      • “Bikes and taxes: Bicycle tax,” Seattle Times.
    • “Vote For Seattle’s Worst Intersection: 2018 (Round 1),” Urbanist.
    • “Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer,” Urbanist.
  • King County-wide
    • King County Executive Dow Constantine announced legislation to accelerate protection of 65,000 acres of open space and improvements to regional trails. King CountySeattle Times.
  • East & South King County
    • The Mercer Island City Council is considering its 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Plan, which could fund a new city pedestrian-bicycle plan and a north-south bike route from the Town Center to the future light rail station. MI Reporter.
    • Letter: Don’t upgrade north segment of Green to Cedar Rivers Trail. Maple Valley Reporter.
  • Pierce County
    • The new Puyallup River Bridge that connects Fife to Tacoma will have bike lanes. MyNW.
  • Statewide
    • “Field Notes from the 2018 Washington Bike Summit,” Cascade.






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
Specialized Recreation Cycling Assistant – Recreation Leader I, City of Auburn

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
Multimodal Transportation Planning Specialist 3, WSDOT (5/24)
Multi-Modal Transportation Executive Leader, WSDOT (5/27)
Development Coordinator, SDOT (5/29)

Communications, Development, & Management
Contract Grant Writer, Bike Works
Development & Communications Coordinator, Bike Works
Program Coordinator, Bike Works
Staff Accountant, Cascade


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