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

BIKES Club Rides During COVID-19: Some COVID-19 precautions will temporarily override other information on these web pages.

E-Bike Riders Read This:  E-bike riders and Ride Leaders should understand the BIKES Club e-bike policy.


BIKES Club Holiday Party – on Zoom, Saturday, December 4, 6:00pm

Join Santa Bill and your BIKES friends for some holiday cheer.  Put on your decorated helmet, grab a snack and maybe a libation, and snuggle up to your favorite Zoom device!  The Zoom link will be emailed a couple of days before the party.

  • Second annual show off your fancy decorated helmet – no limits here.  Add lights, spangles, glitter, whatever suits your fancy.  It doesn’t have to be weather tight, we’re staying in our seats.
  • Try your hand at bicycle trivia.  We’re gathering facts.  Do you know an interesting bicycle piece of trivia?  Send it to treasurer@bikesclub.org .
  • Let’s guess “Where in the County is Santa?”  Santa Bill will take us on a Snohomish County tour, let’s see if he can stump our well-traveled group.
  • Share your favorite 2021 club ride.  Was it in any of the places that Santa visited?
  • Prize drawing from all BIKES members who have a picture in the club website directory.  If you haven’t yet uploaded your picture, it’s easy, do it today.  Pictures must be uploaded by 5pm, Dec 3 to be entered in the drawing.  Member need not be present to win.  Winner’s membership must be current.  See how-to below. 

Grand Prize - Bicycle Tune Up, provided by Road Bike Wrench (aka Drew Ellison).  $120 value.  See details below.

2nd Prize - $40 gift card to Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett.

3rd Prize – BIKES vintage memorabilia grab bag.

Bicycle Tune Up: Get your bike in tip-top condition, ready for next Spring. RBW will service your bike at his shop in Everett and will adjust gears and brakes, clean and lube the chain, true the wheels, and adjust any mal-adjusted bearings. Labor is included in the prize. Winner will need to pay for any needed parts.  Parts will be procured and installed as part of the service, after approval by winner. Winner will deliver and pick up bike at RBW’s shop. Please redeem by 3/31/2022.  Value: $120

Upload your Directory Picture: After logging on, click View Profile in the upper right corner under your name, then click the Edit Profile button, scroll down to Photo, just above Additional Information.  


Coffeeneuring Challenge 2021 Starts October 18th

If you are looking for another reason to go ride your bike, Coffeeneuring is way of adding a coffee stop on a bike ride and earning recognition during the colorful autumn season.  Even though Coffeeneuring is not an official BIKES Club activity, for several years some BIKES Club rides have been built around the easy to follow rules for Coffeeneuring.  The link above will take you to the Chasing Mailboxes website for more info.  You can also ask other BIKES Club riders with Coffeeneuring experience. 


Club Meeting 7PM Thu, January 13th, 2022

The next BIKES Club meeting is set for 7 PM January 13th, 2022, and will be online using Zoom due to the persistent COVID-19 situation.  BIKES Club members will be e-mailed the agenda and meeting details.

  • You will need to download the free Zoom.com app ahead of time to the computer or smart device you will use. 
  • Make sure your microphone and camera are functional.

  • All BIKES Club members will receive an e-mail invitation with the Zoom meeting details.  Please do not forward this meeting notice or post on Facebook or other social media.

The 2nd Thursday of each month from September to May are BIKES Club meetings for members. No regular meetings in the summer or December.

We ride bikes for recreation and transportation.  And we talk about it at our meetings.  :)


Attention Ride Leaders:

  • COVID-19 persists

Temporary Precautions for BIKES Club Ride During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Online Ride Registration

All rides require online registration as described in the ride posting on our website Calendar page.  This is part of the new normal for BIKES.  Efforts are underway for future non-member riders to use online registration.  BIKES Club is moving toward 100% paper free for all registrations and waivers.

  • Max Group Sizes

Ride groups may now have 12 riders or less as determined by the Ride Leader.  The number includes the Ride Leader.  The ride posting and registration page should indicate the maximum number of riders for the ride.

  • Ride Leader Program Guidelines Rev B

There have been a few updates to the Ride Leader Program Guidelines, enough for a Rev B to be released after approval by the BIKES Board on June 23rd, 2021.  These revisions include:

o   Updates for public visibility of rides.
o   Cancellation and ride date change process
o   Assorted corrections.


    ShakeAlert

    Riding a bike during an earthquake would likely be an unsafe situation.  An advance warning, even a few seconds, can provide enough time to stop before the ground starts shaking.  There might be enough time to take additional steps for your safety.

    The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning detection system is now available https://www.pnsn.org/pnsn-data-products/earthquake-early-warning.   

    To activate this notification on your phone you can turn on a system setting. (It is not a separate phone app).  To learn more about turning on the detection capability on your phone go to https://mil.wa.gov/alerts.   

    Also, the latter part of this KING 5 video shows how to turn on iphone and android emergency alert notifications.  https://www.king5.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/new-day-northwest/live-with-glenn-farley-new-day-nw/281-dd3452ce-0fb6-4df1-bd63-dc86dac0cae8

    On some android phones, look in the Messages app, then Settings, the Emergency Alert Settings, then Emergency Alerts.  



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


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