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

Club Announcements

                       


May is Bike Everywhere Month

You are probably reading this because you like to ride a bike, so you’re in the right place. May is the month designated as Bike Everywhere Month.  BIKES Club has lots of rides available on our Rides page.  Do you want to get competitive about it?  There are a few more resources available to help get your bike riding juices going:

  • National Bike Challenge:  A nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists and encouraging new riders.  It’s a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level.
  • Bike Everywhere Challenge: The 2019 Bike Everywhere Month Challenge happens annually around Washington State throughout the month of May.  It's a fun and free competition to encourage your friends and colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike everywhere and any time, rain or shine!  There are lots of fantastic prizes being offered to tempt your team.
  • CycleLifeHQ: This link is a non-competitive resource to help you find and book bike trips, bike tours, and cycling vacations around the world.


BIKES Club Dues Increase

Annual BIKES Club dues will increase effective June 1st to $25 for an individual or $35 for a family. The BIKES Club has not had a dues increase for several years while club operating costs have increased. Refer to the May Chainwheel Chatter newsletter for more information.


WSDOT Active Transportation Survey

WSDOT’s statewide Active Transportation Plan Update is under way Active transportation is about giving people safe options for getting from one place to another using active means of travel such as walking, biking and rolling.

The 2019 Active Transportation Plan will help guide and implement statewide investments and policies for increased access, safety and mobility. Your voice matters. Every comment and survey response will help shape the final recommendations for policy, funding priorities and projects. Your friends and neighbors listen to you. When you tell them they should get involved, it’s more powerful than when we ask. Taking the survey tells us what matters to you for walking and rolling more places, more safely, more conveniently in your community and state. Take the survey and encourage friends and family to do the same!

The English version of the survey can be found here: bit.ly/WSDOT-ATP2019-Engl 

The WSDOT Active Transportation survey will be open until June 30th.


Overnights and Tours 2019

A few rather optimistic ride leaders have used the gloom of winter to plan some awesome tours for this coming spring and summer. Check it out at Overnights and Tours 2019.


Ride With GPS

A new benefit for BIKES Club members, Ride With GPS offers members an on-line computer based tool that will allow bicyclists to plan, navigate and share bike routes. Route maps can be printed. Routes can also be downloaded onto your smart phone or smart navigation device for verbal and graphic turn by turn directions. A few bike routes have already been added to the library and many more will be added. Routes for the McClinchy Mile: Camano Climb Edition have been added as an Event.

For more info about Ride With GPS for the BIKES Club, check out the Ride With GPS info


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? Visit the Ride Updates page and click on the “Subscribe to Forum” link. You will be prompted to log-in (use the email address where you get club mail). Then, go to the Member Only section / Member Profile page of the website.  Click the “Edit Profile” button and the “Email Subscriptions” link to how often you receive updates.  We recommend you set “Ride Updates” to be delivered “immediately.” Then click the “Save” button at the bottom.




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

21 May 2019 10:00 AM • Bicycle Centre Silver Lake
21 May 2019 10:00 AM • Silver Lake Bicycle Centre
21 May 2019 10:00 AM • Silver Lake Bicycle Centre




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