Author Archives: Brock Howell

Bike Happy: Summer is here

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Summer is here and so are summer’s major event rides. This Saturday you can join the following … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Ride naked & in circles

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Today is the 30th Annual Fremont Solstice Parade, which comes with the well-attended unofficial pre naked/painted bike ride. … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: This weekend, Ballard Crit & Evergreen MTB Festival

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO The Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival is on Saturday and Sunday. Go to Duthie for the jump show, skills clinics, … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Long live the ‘Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Yesterday was the last day of Bike Month. They’ve finally done it: the John Wayne Trail is … Continue reading

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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. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO A cougar killed SJ Brooks, co-founder of Friends on Bikes. The Seattle Times broke down how the 2nd and … Continue reading

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Howell: Vaccinate your bike

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Brock Howell of Bicycle Security Advisors. The group is launching a campaign to fight bike theft by getting more people to register their bikes online with Bike Index. Bike theft is a major problem … Continue reading

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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 This afternoon at 4pm, SDOT is holding a bike+donut flash mob at 2nd Ave & Bell Street. First … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Bike Month has begun

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Bike Month has begun. Have you taken the challenge? It’s also Womxn’s Bike Month. And Bike to School Month. The … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: When bikes ruled Seattle

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Watch excellent videos about bicycling history. Seattle Bike Blog called for Mayor Durkan to implement protected bike … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Don’t capsize the ferry system with stranded bikeshare bikes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Don’t leave your bikeshare bike on a ferry. The system shuts down. E-bikes will likely be allowed … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: The Future of Downtown Shifts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Seattle City Council adopted a bold new bike parking code. Mayor Durkan delayed the 4th Ave protected … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Get stoked + Eastside cuts bikeshare loose

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Attend the third and final presentations of the Stoked Spoke Adventure Series this year on Wednesday, 6:30-9pm, at … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Explore Seattle’s racist history (March 15 – 22)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s edition was posted to Seattle Bike Blog a week late. Sorry! So if you’re just now seeing this, our apologies that you missed all this fun stuff. Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Pi Edition

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO REI won’t sell Giro and Bell helmets because the parent company also sells AR-15s. The Your Voice Your Choice Project Development … Continue reading

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35th Ave NE: A Project at Risk

This is a guest post written by Liam Bradshaw. Liam is a research scientist in materials chemistry who lives near 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood. He enjoys riding for both commuting and recreation, but drives, walks, and busses when necessary. … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Roar-in March like a lion on an e-bike

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW & DO Thanks to Washington Bikes advocacy, the State Legislature passed legislation that clarifies state law relating to e-bikes. … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Chilly Hilly, YVYC, & Last week for Bike Happy Month Fundraiser

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO With less than a week left to reach our fundraising goal to hold Bike Happy Month and … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Nation’s largest e-bikeshare system

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Seattle is home to the nation’s largest e-bikeshare system. In the last 7 years, the percentage of … Continue reading

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Howell: Going Steady with Lime-E

After a month of anticipation, LimeBike released 300 e-bikes into its fleet of 4,000 bikeshare bike in Seattle this past weekend, with plans to release another 200 by this Wednesday.  Eventually, “Lime-Es” will comprise forty percent of LimeBike’s fleet. Here’s … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Suburban bikeshare

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Bikeshare is expanding to the suburbs. Seattle City Council is considering legislation to improve bicycle parking in … Continue reading

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