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Cranksgiving Seattle 2017 is November 18

A food drive scavenger hunt by bike, Cranksgiving riders bike to a secret list of unique food sellers around Seattle buying food to donate to Rainier Valley Food Bank. For the eighth year, Seattle’s Cranksgiving is hosted by Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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Girls of Summer All-Girl Alleycat is Saturday + More women/trans/femme bike events this week

For the seventh year, the folks behind the monthly Menstrual Monday rides will host the Girls of Summer All-Girl Alleycat Saturday. The women/trans/femme ride will have all new stops this year and boasts a serious list of prize sponsors. It’s the kind … Continue reading

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Announcing FREE BIKE: A people’s festival pouring into the streets early July

Hop on a bike, and your city opens in front of you. No stop-and-go crawl down the highway, no watching your hard-earned money tick away a dollar-per-second at the gas pump, no stressing about the time left on your paid … Continue reading

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Swift Industries wants you (yes, you) to lead a bike camping overnight

Seattle is blessed with several bike camping destinations within a day’s ride. Throw your bike on a train, and you can reach even more places without using a car. That’s what inspired Seattle-based Swift Industries (a longtime Seattle Bike Blog … 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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Tonight: Adventure Cycling, BikeWA holding bike touring event at Swift Industries

You’ve read Swift’s thoughts on bike tourism right here on Seattle Bike Blog. Now, you have a chance to meet with Swift, the Adventure Cycling Association and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to talk about bicycle touring. It will also … Continue reading

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Swift Travels: Some bike camping destinations from your doorway

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts written by Martina Brimmer, a friend and owner of Ballard-based Swift Industries. Swift is a Seattle Bike Blog advertiser, but this post is not paid for. Martina has passion … Continue reading

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Swift Industries looking for contributions to their women-focused Tough & Tender project

Ballard-based bike bag makers Swift Industries (see our profile from last year) are looking for submissions for their second annual Tough & Tender project. Basically, if you are a woman and bikes are a big part of your life, submit … Continue reading

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Pedaler’s Fair showcases the forces behind Seattle’s growing bicycle economy

The first Pedaler’s Fair (Seattle Bike Blog sponsored!) took over a historic Ballard industrial building last weekend to showcase some of Washington State’s most creative handmade bicycle goods and art. Inspired by Portland’s Bikecraft events, Swift Industries and Go Means … Continue reading

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This Weekend: Pedaler’s Fair showcases locally-made bike goods and art

The first Pedaler’s Fair will showcase Washington-made bike goods and art Saturday and Sunday in Ballard. The lineup has grown significantly since we last wrote about the fair, the first of its kind in Seattle. Organized by Swift Industries and … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2012 Seattle Bike Expo

What can I say about the Bike Expo? Two huge convention floors full of bike stuff. As regular readers of this blog have probably picked up on, I’m not really into high performance bike stuff. I mean, I think it’s … Continue reading

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Pedaler’s Fair will showcase Washington-made bike goods and art

Calling all Washington crafters, makers, artists and bike lovers: The first ever Pedaler’s Fair will be held in Ballard April 21-22, and they want you to sell and demo your stuff. Swift Industries and Go Means Go are organizing the … Continue reading

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Over 50 ride in Seattle’s second Cranksgiving

Over 50 people set out to explore some of Seattle’s many interesting and unique independent food sellers for Seattle’s Second Cranksgiving. Riders were given a list of items they were required to buy and a map of places to buy … Continue reading

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Riding Reporter: Ballard designer making wool cycling apparel for winter

Biking five miles to her apparel design classes at Seattle Central Community College, Katharine Andrews learned the power of wool in the the rain. So she founded Telaio, which makes stylish wool clothing for everyday cycling. The Riding Reporter’s Anne-Marije … Continue reading

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Bicycle bag maker Swift Industries settles into historic Ballard building

On a lovely rooftop garden of their new studio space one sunny afternoon, I chatted with Martina and Jason, the creators and designers of a growing Seattle company that makes custom bags built for bike touring. Swift Industries bags are … Continue reading

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