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2nd Ave bike lane will go one block further south + North extension set to open in 2017

You may have noticed crews out painting what appears to be the first extension of the 2nd Ave protected bike lane since it opened in October 2014. Your eyes have not deceived you. Don’t get too excited, though, because it’s … Continue reading

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#BikeLove Party is in Pioneer Square Thursday (for real this time)

Back in February, we posted about this awesome bike party in Pioneer Square featuring live metalworking art, a bike ride and, of course, beer. But then it got cancelled. Sad face. But while the “love” theme may have made a … Continue reading

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Under new leadership, the Seattle Bike Show is this weekend in Pioneer Square

The Seattle Bike Expo is no more. But as we reported previously, the folks at Cascadia Events have come to the rescue. They have taken over the lead, changed the name to the Seattle Bike Show and moved it to … Continue reading

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First Thursday: Bike-inspired kinetic sculptures launch in Nord Alley

Opening tonight in a Pioneer Square alley: Five kinetic sculptures inspired by riding bikes. Or in the words on the New Mystics’ blog, the sculptures are “drawn directly from our oneiric experience of freedom — riding bikes. Cycling represents a … Continue reading

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Tonight: Washington Bikes hosts Pioneer Square Bike Love Party

If you didn’t get enough Pioneer Square party yesterday, then you’re in luck. Washington Bikes is hosting their second annual Bike Love Party as part of the neighborhood’s First Thursday Art Walk. Beer, food, music, art, bikes … I assume … Continue reading

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Washington Bikes opens store in Pioneer Square

It’s like a gift shop, a local bike products showcase, a bicycle information stand and a statewide bicycle tourism bureau all in one. Washington Bikes (formerly the Bicycle Alliance of Washington) has opened a shop in its Pioneer Square headquarters … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … Continue reading

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Bike Love Party in Pioneer Square Thursday

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s First Thursday party this month will be a Bike Love Party. Sponsored in part by Zipcar (also a new Seattle Bike Blog sponsor!), the party will take place during the monthly Pioneer Square Art Walk … Continue reading

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Why the Sonics Arena should take bike access seriously

The proposed Sonics Arena in Sodo goes before the Downtown Design Review Board tonight (5:30 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall). Regardless of what you think of the architectural design, this is a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Friday: Park(ing) Day Summer Lawn Party in Pioneer Square

Friday is Park(ing) Day around the world, including, of course, Seattle! The biggest pop-up park to visit will be in Pioneer Square. And of course, bikes are at the center of the urban reimagination fun. Also did you know three … Continue reading

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Must see tonight in Pioneer Square: Bike-inspired Diving Belles art project

I received a note from long-time reader Tim Willis who created the video above documenting the making of an awesome-looking bike-inspired art project opening tonight in Pioneer Square. The Diving Belles can be found in Nord Alley (just north of … Continue reading

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Catch some lunchtime Tour de France in a Poineer Square alley

Weekdays this month, you can watch the Tour de France during lunchtime in Pioneer Square’s Nord Alley. The Alley Network Project is hosting Allez Alley!, a screening of the race from 11:30-1 (except July 4, 10 and 17). So hang … Continue reading

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Thursday: Wonky Neighborhood Greenways meeting on Capitol Hill + Bike party in Pioneer Square

Lots of bike stuff going down Thursday, including a wonky safe streets design meeting at Capitol Hill Library and a Bike Month kickoff party during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. First, if you like discussing the nitty gritty … Continue reading

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Thursday: Bicycle Alliance and Back Alley Bike Repair celebration + Women on Wheels

And while you’re down there, Back Alley Bike Repair is celebrating their official Grand Opening in Nord Alley during the First Thursday Art Walk. They’ve been open since February 14, but now it’s official. So stop by and buy something … Continue reading

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Seattle’s bicycle economy is booming: Back Alley, Recycled Cycles and Cascade Bicycle Studio open doors

I can’t think of another week this big for Seattle bike shops. Back Alley Bike Repair opened yesterday in Pioneer Square, Recycled Cycles opens it’s Fremont location today and Fremont’s Cascade Bicycle Studio is transitions to regular retail open hours … Continue reading

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Pioneer Square’s Back Alley Bike Repair will open for business Valentine’s Day

Back Alley Bike Repair is on track to open its doors February 14, operating out of the shop’s space in Nord Alley in Pioneer Square. We spoke with the shop’s owner Ben Rainbow in December about closing the Bicycle Alliance’s … Continue reading

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In wake of Bike Port closing, new owner moves shop to Nord Alley

A few months ago, we reported that the Bicycle Alliance’s Bike Port and the JRA bike shop location connected to it were closing their doors. But do not fear, the bike shop part is now under new ownership and is … Continue reading

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Bike Port in Pioneer Square to close in December

Bike Port, the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s secure indoor bike parking facility attached to JRA Bike Shop in Pioneer Square, is closing at the end of the year. The service, housed at 3rd and Jackson, is membership-based and was created … Continue reading

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Two places to watch the Tour outdoors on a big screen today

You have two opportunities to watch the Tour de France outdoors with other bike fans today. The International Sustainability Institute will show a rebroadcast of the race from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Nord Alley, Pioneer Square. Then, at … Continue reading

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