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Help Seattle Neighborhood Greenways get a $25K match + more ways to support bicycling

If you are looking to balance your taxes or are just looking for a way to turn your cash into useful, positive work, Seattle and Washington State are flush with opportunities to make even a little cash go a long … Continue reading

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126 Cranksgiving riders haul 1,443 lbs of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank

2013 was the year that Cranksgiving broke. Seattle’s Fourth Cranksgiving exploded in size, with a stunning 126 people biking to grocery stores and food stands all across the city, buying food for Rainier Valley Food Bank. Folks at the food … Continue reading

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Sunday: Join Rainier Valley Food Bank and Bike Works for an urban agriculture bike tour

What is the connection between urban agriculture and cycling? For example, Alleycat Acres funds most of its annual operations with a bike ride, and they even have a garden at their MLK/Columbia farm that is designed in the likeness of … Continue reading

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Spoke & Food: Where to bike to dinner tonight

It’s time for the annual Spoke & Food bike to dinner fundraiser! Cancel your dinner plans and bike to a nearby (or far away) restaurant tonight. Bike and dine at participating restaurants between 5:30 and 9 tonight (Tuesday) and 20 … Continue reading

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Weekend Highlight: ArtCrank showcases Seattle bike-inspired posters

The popular nation-touring ArtCrank is heading to Seattle for the first time Saturday. Showcasing bike-inspired, handmade posters by local artists, ArtCrank started in 2007 in Minneapolis. Since then, the show has toured cities across the nation, but this is their … Continue reading

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Awesome bike jobs alert: Cascade ‘principal planner’ and Bike Works summer shop worker

Whether you’re an experienced bike facility planner or a bike mechanic, the warming weather brings bike jobs. Here are a couple notices floating around this week. Know of more bike jobs in town? Post details in the comments. Principal Planner … Continue reading

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Family biking ready to boom in 2013

The number of Seattle parents hauling their kids on bikes has grown steadily in recent years, and both Cascade and longtime family cycling leaders are upping their family cycling games in 2013. Familybike Seattle is a new nonprofit formed by … Continue reading

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Loper: Helping Students Bike to Aki Kurose Middle School

Having been involved in bike-to-school programs in North Seattle, I’m keenly aware of the challenges of promoting and supporting kids in riding their bikes to school. Even in a part of Seattle with involved parents and a high percentage of … Continue reading

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Bike this West Seattle Valentine

Want an excuse to go for a bike ride today? Of course you do! Fire up your GPS and bike a valentine to the city! And, if you do, be sure to post your resulting map in the comments below. … Continue reading

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Bike Works’ Bikes-for-All program aims to help adults of all backgrounds start biking

I was sitting here, trying to think of some information to add to introduce this post, but the information from Bike Works’ website nails the major points: We need to break down economic barriers to owning a working bike, and … Continue reading

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Nap Cantwell memorial scholarship fund raises over $32K for Bike Works

In the wake of 18-year-old Nap Cantwell’s tragic death following a May 29 collision at Pike and Boren, his family asked that donations in his honor be made to Bike Works. In the first week, $11,000 were donated to the … Continue reading

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Attention Seattle biking parents: Take this survey!

Cascade Bicycle Club and Bike Works have created a survey to better understand the needs biking parents in Seattle. Whether you already bike with your kids or would like to start, help them out by taking their short survey. Your … Continue reading

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Rainier Valley Greenways launches Friday at Bike Works

With Bike Works and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways taking leadership roles, Rainier Valley joins the ever-growing list of neighborhoods with groups advocating for safe residential streets that make it easier and more pleasant to get around by foot and by bike. … Continue reading

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Bike Works launches new groundbreaking family biking projects

Bike Works has hired longtime family biking guru Morgan Scherer to lead a new series of adult programs aimed at making it easier for people to find a family biking solution that works for them and to provide classes for … Continue reading

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Pint-sized Bike Works annual report showcases big impact

I just got the Bike Works annual report in the mail. It’s a tiny document with some big numbers on it. 391 adults volunteered for Bike Works at some point in 2011, and 3,556 bikes were donated. Wow. Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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Ballard High School students hosting bike drive for Bike Works Friday

Students at Ballard High School are hosting a bike drive Friday to collect people’s old bikes and donate them to Bike Works. They will be collecting them from 4-7 p.m. at the upper parking lot of the high school. Remember, … Continue reading

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Photos from the Kids Bike Swap and Madrona bike and trike parade

Kids love their bikes. And two events last Saturday demonstrated this point clearly. The annual Madrona Mayfair kicked off with a decorated bike and trike parade. Hundreds of families showed up for the sunny parade down 34th Ave. Some kids … Continue reading

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Does your kid need a bigger bike? Bike Works’ 16th Annual Kids Bike Swap is Saturday

Kids love bikes, maybe even more than I do (and I like bikes a lot). But there’s one big problem they have that I don’t: Kids grow. Riding a bike that is not the right size can be uncomfortable or … Continue reading

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Bike Jobs: Bike Works service rep + Detours sales rep + Cascade staff writer

There are a lot of bike jobs flying around lately, which is awesome! Seattle bicycle economy keeps growing. I’ve been throwing around the idea of adding a paid job listings feature to the site (like the one on Bike Portland). … Continue reading

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Bike Works auction raises over $135k

Bike Works raised over $135,000 during their annual auction Sunday. That’s the most they have ever raised during their auction and $17,000 more than they made last year. Not too shabby for a humble bike organization based out of a … Continue reading

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