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Watch: My bike

Seattle Bike Blog is not a bike reviews site, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have opinions. Many people are searching for a bike right now, which can be both exciting and daunting. There are so many options, and it’s … Continue reading

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Watch: Trading my bike for a seaplane

I ride a bike around Seattle all the time, but can I fly a seaplane? Let’s find out! Join me for an air tour of Seattle from behind the yoke of a seaplane in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Do I know … Continue reading

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Watching an early 90s Seattle bicycle promo VHS

Complete with colorful digital filters and titles that fly in and spin, this Seattle Engineering Department promotional video is a wonderful time capsule of early 1990s Seattle bicycle policy. The video is mostly aimed at agencies from other cities looking … Continue reading

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Watch: Biking to Pike Place Market via the U Bridge in 360 and hyperlapse

I’m trying something new on the blog today. I’ve got two videos for you. Well, really they are two very different versions of the same video, which I shot while heading downtown to pick up my daughter from preschool. The … Continue reading

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Watch: Biking from Gas Works to Pike Place using only trails, protected bike lanes and very slow streets

In the middle of the 2020 COVID shutdown, Seattle missed an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable achievement. With completion of the Bell Street protected bike lane and implementation of the Stay Healthy Street through the Bell Street Park, Seattle had … Continue reading

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Watch: Fixing a flat the lazy way

Seattle Bike Blog does not usually do bike tutorial stuff. There are many other excellent YouTube channels and online resources if you want to learn about bike maintenance and such. However, the vast majority of YouTube fix-a-flat tutorials start by … Continue reading

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Watch: Searching for the 125-year-old Interlaken bike path

In 1896, Seattle city crews and a group of volunteers worked together to build a bike path from downtown to Lake Washington. They made it quickly, following the terrain around the north end of Capitol Hill to find the easiest … Continue reading

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Watch: Riding the new Green Lake bike lanes

Crews are nearly finished upgrading one of the most important bike routes in Seattle. East Green Lake Way N may have a terribly confusing name, but it forms a hub of sorts for north end bike routes. The Interurban North … Continue reading

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Watch: Touring the refreshed S Kenyon St neighborhood greenway with bobco85

SDOT recently refreshed the S Kenyon Street neighborhood greenway, adding proper wayfinding and making other improvements to the 1.1-mile route. The greenway runs from Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S, connecting to the Chief Sealth Trail, Renton Ave … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking with Ryan Packer about being Editor for the winter

Ryan Packer did a fantastic job taking the helm of Seattle Bike Blog over the winter, writing 64 posts December through March. Ryan was the Temporary Editor of Seattle Bike Blog while I focused on writing the first draft of … Continue reading

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A video letter from a Peddler Brewing owner about the dangerous Ballard Bridge

This video letter from Peddler Brewing co-owner Haley Woods to city leaders about the terrible state of walking and biking on the Ballard Bridge is funny, strange and yet very serious. The tiny sidewalks further encroached by concrete pillars, the … Continue reading

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West Seattle traffic light is so long, bike commuter cooks breakfast burrito while waiting for it to change

I would have at least added some cheese. This video features Don Brubeck of West Seattle Bike Connections. Clearly, people walking and biking are far from the priority at this terrible intersection where the Alki Trail, Chelan Ave, W Marginal, … Continue reading

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Video from the 2014 Bicycle Pie Jousting Tournament

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy this great video by Andrius Simutis of the 2014 April 1 Bicycle Pie Jousting Tournament at Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon in Phinney Ridge:

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West Seattle video series compares bike lights from the driver’s seat

The good folks at West Seattle Bike Connections read our October post about bike lights (and how some are too bright to put on strobe mode on a bike trail) and noticed something missing: Demonstrations of how different lights actually … Continue reading

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A quick look at the new bike lane on Roosevelt Way (VIDEO)

The city this week is finally installing an uphill bike on Roosevelt Way between NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street. This closes a missing link in a popular bike route stretching from NE 125th Street to the University Bridge. … Continue reading

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SDOT on how to use two-stage left turn boxes

As part of the much-heralded Cherry Street protected bike lane project (you know, the one prompted by a now-famously polite crew of guerrilla bike advocates), the city also installed its first modern-style left turn box at the intersection of Cherry … 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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Seattle Bike Polo doc part of NY Bicycle Film Fest + Newbie Sundays at Cal Anderson

One of the films featured in this weekend’s New York Bicycle Film Festival is a documentary about Seattle’s Bike Polo scene (h/t Biking Bis). We stake a claim to being the founding city for modern hardcourt bike polo, which is … Continue reading

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Hundreds attend the largest ever Bike to Work Breakfast (+ video)

Politicians, advocates and citizens packed the sold-out annual Bike to Work breakfast Friday morning in downtown Seattle, the largest crowd in the event’s history. The annual fundraiser breakfast kicks off Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Month events. This year’s keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Sick Day Cinema: REI on cycling in Seattle

It’s a sick day here at Seattle Bike Blog HQ, which is a huge bummer for this editor who has a ticket to see Jeff Mangum tonight at the Moore. I suppose I can wait 12 more years to see … Continue reading

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