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

Club Announcements


Note: There will not be a Chainwheel Chatter newsletter for this September. Our editor, Bob Biesiedzinski, is out on travel status. The regular monthly Chainwheel Chatter newsletters should resume for the October issue.

Roadside Repair Class Sept. 18

If you want to be able to fix common issues faced when riding a bike, this one-night class is for you! Learn how to fix flats, adjust gears and tighten your brakes. This class is a crash course in the basics of keeping your bike rolling. Taught by BIKES Club members Bill Weber and Kristin Kinnamon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett.

Fee: $25, benefits Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop. 

Learn more and register at Sharing Wheels website.

Pathways for Active Transportation

Check your e-mail for a new one on September 8th with the subject "Pathways for Active Transportation".  This e-mail includes information how you can get involved in a new Snohomish County program to provide input to improve bicycling and walking in the county, including improving connections to and between cities/towns. 

One of the goals of the BIKES Club of Snohomish County is to encourage transportation development organizations to provide bicycle friendly infrastructure that will draw more people to bicycling.  This is a great opportunity for multiple BIKES Club members to speak up to bring attention to the problem areas that you know need to be fixed.  More voices are better than a lone voice speaking up for a solution to a problem.

Summer BIKES Club Activities

September is here, but summer is not over yet. There are still lots of bike rides and bike tours coming up this month to tickle your bicycling interests. Check the Rides calendarRide Updates, and Overnight & Tours pages of our BIKES Club website.

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

24 Sep 2019 10:00 AM • Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 North Creek Drive, Mill Creek

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