SUN & BIKES OUT!

Hey-o! It’s #BikeEverywhere month, and, wait for it…it’s looking like dry weather (the 60s and 70s) as May gets underway and …

W E    A R E    S T O K E D!  

We’re a bike-friendly city. So we have a few hills (we’ve got free-floating electric-assist bikes!) and some rain, but that shouldn’t stop you! We’re Pacific Northwesterners and wet hair don’t care!? Learn how to use Seattle’s bike lanes. Here’re a printable bike map and one for on-the-go.

If you don’t have a bike – no worries! We have bike share in town.

Halloween Throwback! It’s Seattle’s free-floating bike share and oh, btw, Season 2 of the Hand Maiden’s Tale is out. (P.S. Please don’t get hung up on this pic – we’re not promoting anything here but biking!)

 

Get out there for a ride!

Maybe you need a little encouragement to get started? Seattle Parks and Recreation opens up a portion of Lake Washingon Boulevard (closed to motorists) from 10 AM to 6 PM for pure wind in your face cycling, jogging, or strolling enjoyment and it kicks off May 20!

Try out the new SR 520 trail across the Lake WA or explore the many city bike trails. We have trail maps for that too. We have a beautiful city and so many ways to enjoy it!

 

 

Know before you go.

Be sure to cycle? through the Rules of the Road. In case you’re wondering – we want to demystify the case to helmet or not to helmet.

H E L M E T S    A R E    R E Q U I R E D.

It’s the law! If you need a little help getting a helmet, here’s a list of where to grab a low-cost bike helmet. Seattle Children’s has a great resource on a three-point check guide to make sure your helmet has a proper fit. They’re hosting free bike helmet fittings and giveaways for children 1 to 18 years old.

The next Seattle fitting is:

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98122

 

Safety tips:

✔  Make eye contact with people driving.

✔  Ride at least three feet from parked cars.

✔  Be especially careful near trucks.

✔  Use hand signals to communicate with other travelers.

 

Stay tuned…

Stay tuned for a series of posts and info on our social media channels (did you know we’re on Instagram? Twitter, and Facebook too, obvi) with more information and inspiration throughout Bike Everywhere Month. You can also learn about a ton of events and opportunities at Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Everywhere Month hub.

 

Resources:

Get the skinny on our bike network. Here’re a few resources:

Protected Bike Lanes.

2nd Avenue Mobility Improvements.

7th Avenue Mobility Improvements.

Bicycle Master Plan & Bicycle Network.

Request a bike rack.

 

Contact us:

Got a question or want to inquire more about your bicycle and pedestrian program? Contact us!