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

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BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis

Update for June 26th, 2020: Face masks are required at all indoor establishments and outdoors where proper social distancing cannot be maintained, per Governor Jay Inslee announcement.

Update for June 6th, 2020: Snohomish County was approved yesterday to go into Phase 2 of “Safe Start Washington”.  BIKES Club rides can start again with no more than 5 people per ride group as outlined below to comply with temporary government restrictions.  Be aware there are many differences from the “old normal”:

  • BIKES Club rides are temporarily for BIKES Club members only.
  • The Calendar will only be visible to BIKES members who are logged in.
  • All rides are RSVP to help ensure only 5 per ride group, including the Ride Leader.
  • Closed: most park restrooms, water fountains and parking at some parks.
  • Food establishments can reopen at reduced seating capacity, lines are likely.

Update for June 3, 2020:  The BIKES Club Board of Directors has approved the precautions below that we will use as we shift into Phase 2 of "Safe Start Washington: A Phased Approach to Recovery". 

Temporary Phase 2 Precautions for BIKES Club Rides During the COVID-19 Crisis


BIKES Shift Talk 7 PM Monday June 29th:

BIKES Club rides are rolling again.  Let's talk about bike rides in this new Phase 2 environment for Snohomish County as we resume BIKES Club rides with no more than 5 people per group.  We can talk about it while being socially distanced.  Join us at 7 PM Monday June 29th on Zoom for some members-only talk about bike stuff.  Bring your own beverage for an informal group chat.

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. 

The actual meeting time will be limited to 40 minutes due to the "free" status of this Zoom account.  The 40 minute timer starts when the third (3rd) person joins in.

An e-mail is being sent to all BIKES members with the Zoom hyperlink specific for this meeting.  Please do not forward or post this meeting info on Facebook or other social media.


Centennial Trail Closed from Hilltop Rd to Wade Rd

A new sinkhole has opened next to and under the trail in addition to an older sinkhole next to the trail a 1/4 mile or so to the south near Hilltop Road.  The older sinkhole is being funded and scheduled for repairs to be finished by mid-September.  Repairs for the new sinkhole are neither funded nor scheduled.  

This portion of the Centennial Trail, between Arlington and Getchell, was closed June 18th.  There is presently no reopening date and no safe detour between Hilltop Rd and Wade Rd.  67th Ave NE parallels the trail in this area. However, 67th Ave NE is rather intimidating with 50 mph speed limits, is narrow, no shoulders, and plenty of motor traffic. 


National Bike Challenge / Love to Ride Washington

BIKES Club is an established group with Love to Ride Washington, a program of the National Bike Challenge of the League of American Bicyclists.  You can ride your bike and enter your own miles and compare how the BIKES Club does versus other groups. 

We have a goal for the BIKES Club to ride 10,000 miles in June.  BIKES Club has plenty of members who ride enough for us to easily get to 10,000 miles if we can get them to join in. 

You're invited to join BIKES Club of Snohomish County on Love to Ride. Join here: https://www.lovetoride.net/washington.  You will need to enter your own mileage each day you ride.  You can also enter miles from June 1st to now.  Results will be available for your review and entertainment immediately after data entry.

BIKES Club has gained National Bike Challenge prominence in the county, state, and global level.  Your miles can help us meet our goal and show what we do.


Road iD $10-off Coupon

Road iD is offering a $10.00 off coupon offer for club members.   The link (below) takes you to the Road ID offer, where you can request the coupon code via email.  Once you have received the coupon, it is good for three months.  The link will stay active through the end of the year.

https://www.roadid.com/pages/pe?id=roadid


Ride solo, but not alone. Always ride with ROAD iD, the one accessory no cyclist should be without—a ROAD iD. Simple, stylish ID that you customize with the information most important to you, from emergency contact numbers to vital medical info.  Road ID offers a variety of bracelets, tags and other means for you to have your emergency contact information on you in an easy to find location, just in case.


McClinchy Mile - Camano Climb for BIKES Members Only August 16th


At the May BIKES Club meeting the decision was made to tentatively schedule McClinchy Mile - Camano Climb 2020 as a club members only event on August 16th.  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.  More details will be made available later. 


Equipment Donations for a BIKES Club Memorial

The BIKES Club is looking for donations of good bike stuff to be sold.  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. 


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:
"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.



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15 Aug 2020 •
08 Oct 2020 7:00 AM • Snohomish County PUD Bldg, 2320 California St., Everett


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