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Cranksgiving 2011 – Seattle’s second annual pedal-powered food drive

One year ago, over 30 people biked to five grocery stores around the city racing (or not) to buy food for Rainier Valley Food Bank in Seattle’s First Cranksgiving. It was a blast, but this year’s ride will be bigger … Continue reading

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Sound Transit offers $10 ORCA to try Columbia City Station’s new bike lockers

As the weather changes, Sound Transit is urging people to bike to Rainier Valley light rail stations, then take the train to downtown. A new “bike plaza” at Columbia City Station has secure bike lockers for up to 46 bikes. … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Bike-in movie at Cal Anderson + Coffee Jitters Alleycat

A quick look at some bikey stuff happening this weekend. If I missed anything, be sure to add it to the comments or email tom@seattlebikeblog.com. Bike-in movie at Cal Anderson Saturday Sponsored by CapitolHillSeattle.com (which I just so happen to … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Rainier Summer Streets featuring Bike Works Block Party

This ragtag crew and I biked this machine from Beacon Hill to Bike Works HQ in Columbia City yesterday to get it ready for Saturday’s Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, which is followed by Summer Streets on Rainier Ave and a … Continue reading

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S Columbian Way project to calm traffic, connect Beacon Hill and Columbia City

SDOT repaved and redesigned S Columbian Way between 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S last year, and the interim results are promising: •    Traffic volume up 15-20% •    No change in number of collisions •    85th percentile speed down … Continue reading

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Kids Bike Swap Saturday at Genesee Playfield

Seattle’s children need not ride a bike that doesn’t fit. The annual Bike Works Kids Bike Swap is tomorrow, May 7 at the Genesee Playfield in Columbia City. Kids can trade in their old bikes for one that better fits … Continue reading

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Sound Transit installs bike lockers in Rainier Valley

Amid concern about bicycle security at some Link stations, Sound Transit has installed bike lockers at Columbia City, Othello and Rainier Beach stations. There were at least six reported bike thefts at Columbia City station last year, according to ST. … Continue reading

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Columbia City show Friday to benefit Bike Works

Columbia City Theater is hosting a show to benefit Bike Works Friday evening. Acts include Elk & Boar, Daniel G Harmann & The Trouble Starts, Drew Victor and Kimo Muraki. Doors at 9 p.m., $6.

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November bike thefts

View Larger Map Here’s the first monthly bike theft roundup. I had been doing these weekly, but thought I would change things up. What do you all think? Is a monthly report more or less useful/interesting than weekly? The data … Continue reading

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Bike lanes part of repaved S Columbian Way

Beacon Hill now has some more bike lanes. Some day this project will meet up with plans for S Columbian Way/Alaska between Beacon Ave and MLK, greatly enhancing connectivity between Beacon Hill (and the Chief Sealth Trail) and Columbia City. … Continue reading

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At a Bike Works volunteer party, bikes for kids are pieced together with heart

Editor’s note: The following story is about a trip I made to Bike Works in February, shortly after they had been robbed. It was originally written for Real Change, but it never made it in. So here it is in … Continue reading

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