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Smith resigns as Cascade/WA Bikes Executive Director

Richard Smith has resigned after nearly three years as Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. The news comes as the sister organizations are operating with half their usual staff and cancelled nearly all their major events this … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to be a bike advocate? Register for Cascade’s ‘virtual ALI’

Cascade Bicycle Club is transforming its excellent Advocacy Leadership Institute into an online training course. So if you want to learn more about how to be a bike advocate, organize a campaign or tell your personal story, this could be … Continue reading

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With bipartisan House vote, Washington on verge of joining Idaho and Oregon by allowing people biking to treat stop signs as yield signs

[email protected] priority legislation, the #SafetyStop, has just passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan vote of 77-19! 🎉 We are just a few signatures away from people who 🚲 having the option to yield (when the coast is clear) … Continue reading

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With major WA Legislature deadline looming, crosswalk and bus lane camera bill passes Senate + More

Today is the final day for bills in the Washington State Legislature to pass out of at least one chamber in order to stay alive this short session. Any non-budget bill that hasn’t passed either the House or the Senate … Continue reading

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House votes 96-1 to pass WA scenic bikeways, now awaits Senate

Washington is full of scenic places to bike, so it won’t be hard to identify a network of amazing routes to promote as part of the proposed Scenic Bikeways program that just passed the House 96-1. Oregon has long has … Continue reading

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Funding, legalizing the ‘safety stop’ on WA Bikes’ agenda in Olympia

With voter approval of I-976 hanging over the 2020 state legislative session, there’s no doubt that funding will be the top priority for Washington Bikes this year. Even if courts strike down the law, which is very possible, there is … Continue reading

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Starting Jan 1, drivers must change lanes when passing people biking or slow down and give 3 feet + More

Some of the most significant changes to Washington State’s rules of the road in recent history will take effect January 1, when SB 5723 becomes law. Perhaps the biggest and most exciting change is that people driving will now have … Continue reading

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November’s Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today

Washington Bikes’ annual Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today. So sign up online today, and invite your friends and co-workers to join you. November is typically the rainiest month of the year in Seattle, which makes in my opinion … Continue reading

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Cascade’s annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast is Tuesday

Hey, did you know May is Bike Month? I know, I know, every month is bike month in Seattle. I hear you. May is filled with events and organizational efforts to help get more people on bikes heading into summer. … Continue reading

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Clarified e-assist bicycle rules head to the Governor’s desk

Both the State House and Senate have passed a bill clarifying the legal status of electric-assisted bicycles on streets, sidewalks and trails. The bill (SB 6434) now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, … Continue reading

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E-assist bikes, trail connections and multimodal funding on WA Bikes 2018 state legislative agenda

What exactly is an electric-assist bicycle? And where can you ride one? Providing state-level clarity on these questions is one part of Washington Bikes’ 2018 state legislative agenda, along with efforts to protects multimodal transportation funding, protect and connect trails, … Continue reading

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Ride in the Rain Challenge starts Wednesday, are you signed up?

Registration for the annual November Ride in the Rain Challenge is open and begins Wednesday. Much like the Bike Month Challenge, Ride in the Rain is a team-based, online trip-tracking event meant to help encourage people to keep biking even … Continue reading

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WA Bikes endorses Moon for Mayor + more across the region and state

WA Bikes has endorsed Cary Moon for Seattle Mayor. The politically-active sibling organization to Cascade Bicycle Club released its latest round of 2017 endorsements Tuesday, and Senior Policy Director Blake Trask said the organization will be writing more about their … Continue reading

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No, the state’s new ‘E-DUI’ law does not apply to people biking

There has been a bit of confusion in recent days about whether Washington State’s new so-called E-DUI distracted driving law applies to people biking. It does not. The Seattle Times published a story over the weekend saying explicitly that the … Continue reading

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Cascade/WA Bikes have a new Executive Director: Richard Smith

Richard Smith will be the new Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes, the organizations announced Friday Smith comes from Microsoft, and the press release says he was “the executive sponsor of his division’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts” … Continue reading

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Help fund Big Bike, Washington Bike PAC fundraiser Thursday on Capitol Hill

Everyone knows that the Big Bike lobby runs this town. Just read the comments on any Seattle Times story about bikes. On second thought, don’t do that. Well, Thursday is your chance to be part of the shadowy, bicycling cabal … Continue reading

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WA now has a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council

Washington State is getting a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council to help watchdog and improve the state’s approach to keeping the thousands of its residents who bike safe. The council is named in honor of Cooper Jones, who was killed while biking … Continue reading

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Happy Bike Everywhere Month! Event schedule, online challenge + more

It’s May, which means it’s time to give in to your co-worker’s constant reminders and say, “OK, fine! I’ll sign up for your Bike Month team if you just let me sit here and enjoy this cup of coffee for … Continue reading

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Wanna lead the largest statewide bike organization in the country?

Five months after Elizabeth Kiker announced her resignation, Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes have released the job listing for the joint organization’s next Executive Director. Cascade Bicycle Club was already the largest regional bike organization in the nation even … Continue reading

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Barb Chamberlain will head WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division

One year after leading Washington Bikes through a merger with Cascade Bicycle Club, Barb Chamberlain is leaving the organization to become the first ever Director of WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division. As head of the division, Chamberlain will be tasked … Continue reading

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