If there is something newsworthy, it's on this page. To keep abreast of all club activities, check the Rides + Events Calendar.
BIKES Holiday Party
Saturday, December 2nd, 6pm
Parade in your Ugly or NOT! holiday sweater, feast on the holiday potluck buffet, share your favorite beverage with your riding buddies, and pick up a Rider Miles award if you rode with the club in 2023.
BIKES provides ham for the buffet, plates, cups, glasses, napkins, eating utensils, water and coffee.
You must be a club member to register, and you can bring a guest! All the details and the registration are on the event calendar.
Sign up please so the party planners know how much ham to buy!
McClinchy Camano Classic Century 2024!
We have an important planning meeting for this, the best cycling event in North Puget Sound, on Thursday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. at Snohomish County PUD Building. We want you there!
McClinchy Camano Classic Century will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Put it on your calendar.
New e-bike policy!
At our all-member club meeting on September 14, the club approved some revisions to the e-bike policy.
The updated e-bike policy (in summary form) is thus:
The full policy can be found on our E-bikes Policy page.
Upcoming Rides + Events
For all rides and events, see our Rides + Events Calendar.
For all upcoming tours, see our Upcoming Tours page.
The latest forums ...
For all forums, see our Forums page.
Do you know what the Safety Stop law is? How about which e-bikes can legally ride on sidewalks and trails?
If you don't know these, then you ought to get a copy of the Pocket Reference Guide. Find it and more bike law information on our Bike Laws page in the Resources drop down menu.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ...
(i.e. club newsletters)
We have all our club newsletters available on the site under About Us drop down menu. You'll find lots of good information about what's going on in the club, the rides, and some "learnin' stuff" from our fearless leaders.
Here are the recent newsletters.
"Ask the Wrench"
Do you miss Dear Abby or Dr. Laura? Neither do we, 'cuz we've got something better!
Road Bike Wrench (aka RBW) cut his teeth by wrenching on bikes, new and vintage, for over 40 years. There's not a squeak or creak he can't track down and squash like a bad bug. Or so he claims.
You can send your bike maintenance and equipment questions to Road Bike Wrench. You can ask him anything - simple or complex - from how much pressure should be in your tires, to whether you should go tubeless or not. If RBW deems your question worthy, he'll reply with a witty, irreverent, or truly useful answer (his choice), and it'll be published in Chainwheel Chatter for all to enjoy.