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Barb Chamberlain will head WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division

One year after leading Washington Bikes through a merger with Cascade Bicycle Club, Barb Chamberlain is leaving the organization to become the first ever Director of WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division. As head of the division, Chamberlain will be tasked … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes merge, form nation’s largest statewide bike advocacy organization

Washington State now has the largest statewide advocacy organization in the nation. The Boards of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes voted Tuesday to merge the two organizations, following months of negotiations and member outreach by both groups (see our … Continue reading

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WA Bikes/Cascade merger still on track

Work to combine Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes is still on track and moving forward, according to a WA Bikes update. We reported on the proposed merger back in August, and both organizations’ boards have since adopted a nonbinding … Continue reading

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WA Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club considering merger

Washington Bikes may dissolve its current organization and join forces with a restructured Cascade Bicycle Club by the end of the year. Under the initial plan for combining organizations, “relevant” WA Bikes staff would join the newly reworked organization and … Continue reading

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Poll: Nearly every resident wants safe routes to Washington schools

If you think it’s a bad idea to make walking and biking routes around schools in Washington State safer, congratulations! You are a rare find. A statewide phone poll commissioned by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition found that a nearly … Continue reading

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Bicycle Alliance of Washington changes name to ‘Washington Bikes’

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington continues to shift and grow. Under the fiery leadership of Barb Chamberlain, who has been at the organization’s helm for nearly a year and a half, the statewide advocacy organization has become more visible and … Continue reading

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The women taking over Seattle’s bike advocacy

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways posted this photo to their Facebook page recently. It marks an interesting moment in Seattle bike history. As we reported last month, nearly every top leadership position in Seattle-based bike organizations is now held by a woman.* … Continue reading

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WA Bike Alliance launches bike blog database, feed

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington, led by relatively new Director Barb Chamberlain, has pulled together a nearly exhaustive list of blogs about bicycling in the state. They are sorted based on locales of focus, and they plan to keep the … Continue reading

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Saturday Bike Theater: BikeWA Director talks legislative hopes for 2013

Well, if you aren’t biking to Wallingford’s little libraries with Spokespeople at 2 Saturday afternoon, then you might as well make a cup of coffee and watch this interview with the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s relatively new Executive Director Barb … Continue reading

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Spokane’s Barb Chamberlain picked as new Bicycle Alliance Director

Barb Chamberlain has been named as the new Executive Director of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington. She will take the helm of the statewide advocacy group as longtime director Barb Culp retires. I first saw Chamberlain in a 2010 talk … Continue reading

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