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

Club Announcements

                       


Fix Bikes for a Kid's Christmas

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop needs help reaching the goal of fixing 100 bikes for Christmas House. Practice your mechanic skills or simply clean and primp kids bikes for low income families this holiday season. No experience is needed, just a willingness to get greasy.

  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, through mid-December
  • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, November 3, 10, 17

All work parties are at the shop at 2531 Broadway Ave., Everett. Door and parking are in the back of the Broadway Mall building.

WORK PARTY LOGISTICS:

  • Help at 3 work parties, earn $20 in shop credit. See our other Volunteer Benefits
  • Snacks are provided but please bring your own water
  • Volunteers sign-in at our computer kiosk to track hours
  • Kids old enough to help are welcome if they are supervised by a responsible adult


WSDOT Active Transportation Plan - by Nov. 30

In October there was the new program from Snohomish County called "Pathways for Active Transportation" where you had an opportunity to bring attention to the problem areas you know need to be fixed to improve bicycling and walking.  Now there is a similar opportunity at the Washington state level.

The online open house for the state active transportation plan is now live and ready for people to read and respond by Nov. 30.

What you'll find on the WSDOT Active Transportation Plan Online Open House:

  • A questionnaire that asks:
    • Information about you to help us understand whether we have received responses from a sample that represents all Washington residents
    • What you use for transportation
    • What prevents you from using active transportation more often
    • What would make it more likely that you would walk, bike or roll
    • What’s unique about your community or region
    • What’s most important for government to focus on for future changes to the transportation system that affect walking, bicycling and rolling
  • Upcoming events where you can talk with WSDOT staff about active transportation
  • You may subscribe to e-mail updates at http://bit.ly/WSDOT-ATPlan-Enews
  • The definition of active transportation (we often get asked)
  • Our state routes analysis: How we're creating decision-making tools to help us identify and prioritize future changes
  • Maps for your feedback: State routes color-coded by Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) and a form for your comments about what you think of this approach. (What is LTS anyway? We explain in the online open house.)
  • Contacts for questions about a specific project in your region: WSDOT active transportation coordinators


BIKES Year-End Holiday Party

When:      Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6-pm – 10pm

Where:     Waltz Building, 116 Avenue B, Snohomish, WA  98290

Provided:  Ham, water, coffee, plates, napkins, cups and flatware

The Plan: 

  • Dinner is buffet style; ham plus side dishes and desserts brought for sharing
  • Bring a beverage to share (commercially-produced only, no home-made alcoholic beverages)
  • Contest and prizes for best “Ugly or NOT” holiday sweaters. Wear yours with pride; help pick the winners!
  • Gift exchange handled by Santa Jay. Value of wrapped gifts about $15. He will call your name to come up and choose a gift. No exchanges. 
  • No white elephants
  • Awards for riding mileage will be given
  • RSVP to Elaine Scott by Thursday, Dec 5th. Text or call 360-348-6934 or email  scott.elaine.m@frontier.com

Bring:

  • $5 cash contribution per person at the door to help pay for the venue
  • Potluck dish to share
  • BYOB to share (again, no home-made alcoholic beverages)
  • Wrapped gift (value approximately $15) for gift exchange. No white elephants
  • Wear a festive sweater, ugly or NOT, for the evening


League of American Bicyclist Magazine

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

  • 3-year Strategic Plan
  • The Bike New Deal
  • Bench Marking Progress on Biking & Walking
  • The Bright Future of Bike Clubs
  • National Bike Summit 2019 Report
  • 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.



 





 

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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:
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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.



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19 Nov 2019 10:00 AM • Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 North Creek Drive, Mill Creek
19 Nov 2019 10:00 AM • Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 N. Creek Dr., Mill Creek


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