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

Club Announcements


BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis

Update for March 23rd, 2020: In accordance with Governor Inslee’s order to “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” for 2 weeks, all BIKES Club rides are cancelled through April 8th.

You can still ride solo or with family.  The Member Directory under the Member-only tab of our www.bikesclub.org website is a good way to stay in touch with BIKES Club friends.

McClinchy Mile - Camano Climb - CANCELLED

At the March club meeting the decision was made to cancel McClinchy 2020.  While McClinchy is essentially an outdoor event, there are still many facets that take place in close quarters and don’t support the social distancing that is important while we work through our current public health crisis. 

To date we have 27 preregistered riders who will all receive full refunds, including fees paid to active.com.  Very little advance money has been spent on McClinchy so far this year, so BIKES will remain in good financial order.  Our decision over recent years to hold money in reserves for funding both McClinchy and club operations serves us well.  

Thank you for supporting this important annual BIKES event and fund raiser. McClinchy Mile Camano Climb will return next year.  And stay tuned for information on McClinchy club rides on April 26.

    Equipment Donations for a BIKES Club Memorial

    The BIKES Club is looking for donations of good bike stuff to be sold at the Seattle Bike Swap on June 14.  The BIKES Club is continuing the fundraising effort from last year for a BIKES Club Memorial on the Centennial Trail. If you have bicycle related stuff you are willing to donate please contact Drew Ellison at (425) 239-8700 or idrew@me.com .

    • Examples of donatable items include:
      • Bike parts including derailleurs, handlebars, brakes, pedals, saddles, shifters, etc.
      • Bike tools including wrenches, pumps, stands, etc.
      • Bike frames.
      • Complete bikes. 
      • Bike clothing like jackets, jerseys, gloves, etc. must be clean.
    • All donated items should be in good to like new condition.
    • All donations are not returnable.
    • Drew need all donations by March 6th to get it all organized, packaged and priced.
    • All donated items will be priced to sell on the day of the Bike Swap.

    Proceeds will be used for a future BIKES Club memorial to commemorate members who have passed away. 

    New Laws for Bicyclists in Washington

    People who drive, walk, use a wheelchair or ride a bike should be aware that a new law went into effect on Jan. 1 that clarifies how various users of the road are to operate. The law is intended to reduce the number of collisions and risks for vulnerable users of the roadway.


    Sharing Wheels Bike Maintenance Classes

    Sharing Wheels offers bike classes open to the public. The goal is to give people the skills to work on their own bikes – as well as to train future volunteers who can help in the shop.  Got to Sharing Wheels Classes & Events.

    Snohomish County Pathways for Active Transportation Survey Results

    Snohomish County presented its Pathways for Active Transportation project to the public and stakeholders through an online open house in a survey from September 27th - October 27th.  An abbreviated version of the survey results was shared at the BIKES Club meeting on January 9th, 2020 where only the bicycling portion was shared.  The complete survey results are shown in the PowerPoint slide show below for Pedestrian, Bicycling and demographic information about survey respondents. 

    Pathways for Active Transportation Survey Results

    League of American Bicyclist Magazine

    The BIKES Club is a member of the League of American Bicyclist, a national-wide bicycle oriented organization. The winter 2019 digital edition of American Bicyclist magazine is available for you to read and share with articles including:

    • Laredo Rising
    • Bicycle Friendly States (guess who's number 1!)
    • Equity: the Sixth E
    • Connecting Generations by Bike
    • Viewpoint: Improving Lives and Communities through Building a Bicycle Friendly America
    • Education: Smart Cycling: the Impact of Bike Education
    • Federal Advocacy: Building Coalitions to Get Bipartisan Support for Better Biking
    • National Bike Summit: 2020 Summit Preview
    • Advocacy in Action: Bike Laws in the Works

    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
    • Ride With GPS club account
    • BOB trailer– borrow this to tow behind your bike
    • Bike box– free loan for safe airline travel
    • Event ride discounts – through North Puget Sound Bike Alliance
    • Club social events – picnic, year-end party and more
    • Support 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?

    1. Visit the Ride Updates page.

    2. Click on the “Subscribe to Forum” link on the right side of the page across from the "Create Topic" button.

    3. You will be prompted to log-in (use the email address where you get club e-mail and your password).

    4. Go to the Member Only section / Member Profile page of the website.  

    5. Click the “Edit Profile” button and the “Email Subscriptions” link to how often you receive updates. 

    6. Set “Ride Updates” to be delivered “immediately.”

    7. Click the “Save” button at the bottom.

    Now you will get an e-mail sent to you when someone posts a new ride or adds a change to the Ride Updates page.

    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

    25 Apr 2020 5:00 PM • BIKES Club
    14 May 2020 7:00 AM • Snohomish County PUD Bldg, 2320 California St., Everett

    Ride Updates - Go to Ride Updates page for full list

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