B.I.K.E.S. Club of
Snohomish County

Club Announcements


Bicycle Tourism Webinar

The League of American Bicyclists is partnering with CycleLifeHQ to host a Bicycle Tourism webinar for Bicycle Friendly Communities. The next one is Tuesday October 16th, 4 PM EDT or 1 PM PDT. 

Regional Branding Workshops

The Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) Destination Development Team and the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau are excited to invite you to attend the Regional Branding Workshop Series, taking place on October 18, 19, 22 and 23, 2018.  The half-day Regional Branding Workshops will build on the successful Future Think Tank Tourism Workshops to explore priorities identified in the Think Tanks and articulate regional brand elements.

Everett-based branding and marketing firm Milltown Creative Company will lead a highly participatory Regional Brand Discovery Process, which will engage a wide cross-section of industry and community partners to identify key unique brand attributes and points of differentiation for each of the four conceptually identified visitor regions.

In advance of the Regional Brand Discovery Process, sustainable tourism consultant firm Future iQ will present results and findings from the Think Tanks to focus the discovery process on regionally identified priorities.  Milltown Creative Company will also present Snohomish County’s new visitor-facing tourism brand, Seattle NorthCountry, and focus the discovery process on cultivating regional brands that will support and build on the successful launch of the countywide brand.

For those who were unable to participate in the Think Tanks but would like to be involved in the Regional Branding Workshops, short recap videos of the process and work completed at the Think Tanks are available:

·        Skykomish-Snohomish River Valleys: https://www.youtube.com/embed/8l-rqpSKl28
·        Stillaguamish-Sauk River Valleys: https://www.youtube.com/embed/HsslfS59fcg
·        Basecamp Communities: https://www.youtube.com/embed/go7NsFNcOpw
·        Coastal Communities: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lb4KgZX3qnM

The Regional Branding Workshops are open to the public, and we invite you to attend one or more; you’re invited to attend any and all that you identify with, either as a resident or for your place of employment.  Registration pages for each of the workshops can be found at www.snocoregionalbrand.eventbrite.com. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Kids Bikes for Christmas House

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop already has 135 kids’ bikes for low income families at Christmas House in December. But every bike needs some TLC first – cleaning, new tires, safe brakes, etc. We really need your help to refurbish those bikes for the kids!

  • every Thursday,  6 -9 pm 
  • Sunday, Sept. 30, volunteer training from 11 am to noon with a work party until 4 p.m.

Kids Bike Work Parties are every Thursday night and every other Sunday afternoon at the shop, 2531 Broadway Ave., Everett. Parking and entrance are at the back of the Broadway Mall building. Learn more about volunteering at the Sharing Wheels website.

BIKES Club Polls

Results of all closed BIKES Club Polls are available under the "Members-only" tab, then select "BIKES Polls 2018" to find .pdf copies of the general description and results.

These polls are intended to help ride leaders and other BIKES members understand better what the club members prefer regarding bikes rides. Your responses to these polls will help shape the future of the BIKES Club.

Ride Leader Breakfast

What: Recognition breakfast for Ride Leaders who have led at least 3 club day rides or at least one overnight tour in the past year.

When: Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Where: Patti’s Egg Nest, 303 128th St SW, Everett 98204

Who: Ride Leaders and BIKES Club officers. Spouses are invited but must cover their own meal costs.

BIKES Club Member Benefits

Support your local, Snohomish County bicycle club. In addition to good karma, benefits for BIKES Club members:

  • Weekly rides for members
  • BOB trailer– borrow this to tow behind your bike
  • Bike box– free loan for safe airline travel
  • Event ride discounts – through Northern Bike Club Alliance
  • Club social events – picnic, year-end party and more
  • Supporting local advocacy
Join BIKES Club today and start getting value from your membership. For information on the overall benefits of bicycling, see this article shared by an Everett High School student. 

Subscribe to Ride Updates

Want to know whenever someone posts a new ride or adds a change to the Ride Updates page? Visit the Ride Updates page and click on the “Subscribe to Forum” link. You will be prompted to log-in (use the email address where you get club mail). Then, go to the Member Only section / Member Profile page of the website.  Click the “Edit Profile” button and the “Email Subscriptions” link to how often you receive updates.  We recommend you set “Ride Updates” to be delivered “immediately.” Then click the “Save” button at the bottom.

Club members --
join BIKES' Facebook group.  We've set the page up to share photos, ride reviews, bike or travel discussions, etc. Thanks to Dan Scott for managing our page, and to the many members who contribute interesting posts.



Snohomish County Roads Central Updates

WSDOT Weekly Snohomish County Roads Weekly Update

How do I add to Ride Updates (Changes)?
Login and select Club Rides, Ride Updates.  Then select Create Topic. 

Put the following in the subject for the ride title:
"Day of Week, Month & Day, Start time, Title of Ride".

To Login, enter your email address for the User ID, then your password.  If you don't have a password, select "forgot password" and one will be sent to you and you can change it.

Rides - Go to Rides page for full list

20 Oct 2018 10:00 AM • across the street from the Everett Transit Station, 3201 Smith Ave
20 Oct 2018 12:00 PM • BIKES Club
23 Oct 2018 10:00 AM • Bicycle Centre Silver Lake

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